Charity commitment is high up on the agenda of Hubert Burda Media and firmly rooted in the traditions of the family-owned company. Current key projects include the TRIBUTE TO BAMBI Foundation and the Christian Liebig Foundation.
In 2001, Patricia Riekel and Philipp Welte initiated TRIBUTE TO BAMBI, a charity event that has raked in donations amounting to over three million Euros so far.
The TRIBUTE TO BAMBI Foundation operates all year round, independent of the charity event which is staged in fall. The foundation allows Hubert Burda Media to step up its social commitment even further and to help those who are the least well equipped help themselves: children in need.
Reporter Christian Liebig died at age 35 during an Iraqi attack on a US supply base near Bagdad in April 2003. His tragic death prevented the FOCUS journalist from making his dream come true and help people in developing countries, primarily children in Africa. The foundation that bears his name now realizes his vision by helping people in Africa help themselves.