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UWC_Maastricht_Aboutus

Foundation UWC Maastricht

UWC Maastricht is unique within the movement as the only school operating within a national public school funding context, educating students from pre-school through the International Baccalaureate programme. At the IB diploma level, we recruit residential students of demonstrated promise and potential through the UWC National Committee network to join our day student community for the final two years of high school.

Organization
Stichting United World College Maastricht

Tax number 
8159.07.485.B.01 (RSIN-number)

ANBI Foundation
The Foundation UWC Maastricht has the ANBI status.

According to Dutch tax regulations, a certain amount of private donations are deductible, read more belastingdienst.nl

Periodic gifts to an ANBI Foundation are all tax deductible if the donor commits to at least five successive years; this has the additional advantage of providing a longer security to the receiver e.g. UWCM, read more belastingdienst.nl

Origin 
In 2009, the Foundation UWCM, LVO and Mosa Lira joined forces as ‘founding partners’ to establish an international school United World College Maastricht. The school started at a temporary location for day students aged 2-18 and a first international cohort of boarders for the IB programme arrived in September 2010. UWCM moved to its own new campus in August 2013. The school is intent on developing cutting edge education based on the UWC Mission statement:
‘UWC makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future’.

 The values it promotes include:

  • International and intercultural understanding
  • Celebration of difference
  • Personal responsibility and integrity 
  • Mutual responsibility and respect
  • Compassion and service
  • Respect for the environment
  • A sense of idealism
  • Personal challenge
  • Action and personal example

Purpose
According to its statutes, the Foundation United World College Maastricht (hereafter named the Foundation) aims to participate in the cooperative “Coöperatieve Vereniging United World College Maastricht U.A.”, to support past, present and future students of UWCM, and to contribute to the development of United World Colleges worldwide.

The Foundation UWCM does this by:

  • Cooperating within the governance structure at UWCM
  • Cooperating with other UWC entities in the Netherlands and abroad
  • Raising needs-based scholarships for students at UWCM
  • Raising funds for special activities, programs and facilities at UWCM
  • Promoting special events and social entrepreneurship activities at UWCM
  • Supporting the development of an alumni platform at UWCM

The Foundation can use all legal means to enhance these goals and to obtain all the necessary means from government and administrative councils, companies, funds, financial institutions, including lotteries and individuals. The Foundation does not aim at making a profit and/or pursue commercial interests.

Monitoring and evaluation
A risk analysis is made each year and shared with the Coop UWCM as from 2015.

Employees
The Foundation has 0 staff members.

Responsibility
The Board of the Foundation UWCM consists of the following members:
Jaap Breugem (Chair)
David Ede
Onno Hoes
Carla Houben
Hugo Peek
Adriaan van Heijningen Nanninga
Lonneke Wehrens

Requisite for board members is commitment to the international UWC mission statement and to the whole school UWCM.

Competences include: ability to cooperate, initiative, sense of responsibility and the specific skills required for the various functions. Good governance norms apply. Every conflict of interests must be avoided and if such a conflict arises, it must be reported immediately and so that adequate measures can be taken.

On average, the Board meets 4 to 6 times a year.

The Foundation aims to provide complete transparency concerning its activities and finances. It therefore publishes its annual (financial) reports, its yearly (activities’) reports and its policy plan (see below).

Remuneration policy
The board of UWC Maastricht are volunteers who in accordance with the statutes receive no remuneration.

Visiting address
Discusworp 65
6225 XP Maastricht
Nederland

Contact
Yoke Kerkhofs
y.kerkhofs@uwcmaastricht.nl
Telephone: + 31 (0)43 2410 410

Fundraising
At present, there is a Taskforce Fundraising (operating under the responsibility of St. UWCNL) in which the Head of College also participates (contacting – amongst others – parents and National Committees).Various segments have been identified and different activities are undertaken, such as fundraising dinners, fundraising trips to various Colleges, sportive events to raise money, PR at the TEFAF, alumni fundraising events, and special activities.

During the past years, aside from the loyal support of a number of committed individuals, firms and many alumni, generous donations have been given by the Emir of Qatar and the Sultan of Oman. These donations have served to provide scholarships to boarding students from all over the world based on merit and needs, and to initiate a pilot programme Social Entrepreneurship for the IB students, broaden the range of Outdoor activities, facilitate Guest lectures and set up a Counselling Programme.

At present, a UWCM Impact Fund is being set up to expand on the Social Entrepreneurship pilot.
All funding raised (after subtraction of possible fundraising and/or overhead costs) goes directly towards paying invoices for the international education and boarding costs of students, activities and programmes of the school UWCM, and whatever is necessary to support its activities and ensure its long-term sustainability, diversity and selection procedures based on merit and means-based scholarships.

Partners
Partner organisations include, amongst others, Stichting UWC Nederland, Stichting Beurzenfonds Nederland, UWC International and all the United World Colleges.

Ideas, wishes and complaints
Any ideas, wishes and complaints can be presented to the Foundation by mail or telephone through:
Yoke Kerkhofs
y.kerkhofs@uwcmaastricht.nl
Telephone: + 31 (0)43 2410 410

Relevant documents
Annual reports: 2010   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015 
Yearly reports:   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015  2016
Strategic Plan:   2015-2017

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