About the Employee Foundation

For more than a quarter of a century, Employee Foundation of the VKR Group has assisted employees and their families in many different situations. The Employee Foundation has funded community activities in the vicinity of the VKR Group and conferred the Villum Kann Rasmussen Award on specially selected employees.

The Employee Foundation was established in 1991 to support employees and their families worldwide. Since then, it has made over 6,500 donations and more than 4,400 employees have received support. At the same time, more than 2,000 projects in the vicinity of VKR Group companies have benefited from grants from the Employee Foundation.

The foundation has a capital base of DKK 350 million which derives from endowments from VILLUM FONDEN and from VKR Holding. The donations and other awards made by the Employee Foundation Board each year are funded by the proceeds of this capital base.

Although the Employee Foundation has supported many purposes since it came into existence, it is not possible to grant all applications. The Employee Foundation makes its donations and other financial awards on the basis of a “most in need – highest support” criterion.

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Local recommendation committees
– your contact to us

If you want to apply for support and have queries, you must contact your local recommendation committee or your local contact. Within each VKR Group company, the local management has appointed a committee or a named contact to assist you with your questions about the Employee Foundation.

If you do not know who sits on your recommendation committee, or in case of queries about  the Employee Foundation, you are of course welcome to contact the secretariat.

Please apply online: https://vkr.onlinelegat.dk/brugerlogon.aspx?bruger


The secretariat is responsible for the administration of the Employee Foundation. We recognise that people are different, which is why we process each application with respect for the individual applicant’s situation and privacy.


Members of the Employee Foundation Board


Michel Langrand

Company: VELUX France
Position: Former General Manager, today consultant for the VELUX Group.
Employed in the VKR Group since 1992


Kristian E. Justesen

Company: A/S Østbirk Bygningsindustri
Position: Managing Director
Employed in the VKR Group since 1997


Elin Persson

Company: Svenska Fönster
Position: HR Manager
Employed in the VKR Group since 2011


Lisbeth N. Jørgensen

Company: VELUX A/S
Position: Project Manager in Commercial Development Department.
Employed in the VKR Group since 1989

Robert Purol

Company: NB Polska
Position: General Manager
Employed in the VKR Group since 2016

Anine Drivsholm Bråten

Company: DOVISTA A/S
Position: Technical Marketing Manager
Employed in the VKR Group since 2000

Bjarne Thomsen

Company: VELUX A/S
Position: Former Group Director, today advisor for the chair/board of the Employee Foundation
Employed in the VKR Group since 1969

The board

The Employee Foundation Board meets four times a year to decide on the applications received. The Board is composed of up to six members representing companies within the VKR Group. The members, who are elected by VILLUM FONDEN and VKR Holding, respectively, serve for two years at a time, with maximum continuous service of eight years.