October 15, 2017
In 2018, CapMan’s procurement service CaPS has, together with its member companies and partners, raised more than €100,000 for the Tukikummit Foundation, which gathers funds for young people in danger of being socially excluded. On 20 December 2018, CapMan handed over the donation in person to the President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö, who is the Honorary Chair of the Tukikummit Foundation.
In 2017, CapMan arranged a charity event with Tukikummit foundation. The event contained two separate parts: a lunch seminar and an advance screening of the Unknown Soldier at the Tennispalatsi cinema. The yield from the participation fees of the two events, €210,000, was donated to the Tukikummit foundation, which gathers funds for young people in danger of being socially excluded.
The lunch seminar held during the day included keynote speeches by Sauli Niinistö, President of Finland and the Chairman of the Board of the Tukikummit foundation, Bengt Holmström, winner of the Nobel Prize in economics, and Emilia Lahti, researcher specialising into the Finnish concept of “sisu”.
The evening event was arranged at the Tennispalatsi cinema, including an advance screening of the Unknown Soldier to celebrate Finland 100 years. The high point of the event was when Sauli Niinistö, Seppo Häkkinen, Hjallis Harkimo and Johanna Arantola-Hattab, representatives of the Board of the Tukikummit foundation, were handed a cheque for EUR 210,000 from the profits of the event. The full sum of the donation will be channeled to young people in need via the Church Diaconal Fund.
Together with our network, we have raised close to €600 000 for Tukikummit since 2014.
The Tukikummit Foundation was established in 2007 as Sauli Niinistö and Hajllis Harkimo grew concerned over the marginalisation of youth in Finland. The majority of the donations from the foundation go towards enabling hobbies providing meaningful lives for all young people and so that no-one is left behind from their social groups. Donations are also provided for educational materials and clothing.
CapMan has worked together with the Tukikummit Foundation since 2014 and raised close to €600,000 together with our networks.