Else Kröner Fresenius Stiftung

Advancing research. Helping people.

The Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung is dedicated to advancing medical research as well as medical-humanitarian aid. As a major shareholder of  the healthcare group Fresenius, the foundation`s income consists in dividends from these shares. As stipulated in its statutes, the foundation will only support research projects which make their findings available to the public.

Benefactor & Entrepreneur

Else Kröner was one of Germany’s most successful entrepreneurs. She built the global healthcare group Fresenius out of the Hirsch Apotheke (apothecary) and a small pharmaceutical business in Frankfurt. When Else Kröner died on 5 June 1988, all of her assets were at her behest left to the non-profit foundation set up in 1983.