Become a member of the Friends of Nelson Mandela School!
Forms and documents
- Membership & donation form (pdf)
- Funding application for general use (Word)
- Funding application for general use (pdf)
- Funding guidelines (pdf)
- Statement for the tax authorities for donations and membership fees up to 200 EUR
- Freistellungsbescheid 2022 (2019) (pdf)
Any questions regarding membership issues? Please contact
WHY become a member of the Friends.
Because children need Friends.
As a state school, funding for syllabus-related, extracurricular and/or material improvements is sometimes limited. You will be joining a growing membership whose efforts raise over €100,000 for essential projects annually. Here is an overview of what the Friends have funded in 2021.
The application form is available online and for download. It is one small step to sign up and one giant leap for our children.
Bank account details:
- Account holder: Förderverein der NMS
- IBAN: DE63100900001020232001
- BIC/SWIFT: BEVODEBBXXX
You can deduct your membership fees and donations from your taxable income within the limits as set by § 10 b EStG (section 10 b of the German Income Tax Act). The tax ID of the association is 27/665/69566 (Finanzamt für Körperschaften I). Latest confirmation from the Finanzamt of the Friends' charitable status (2019 dated 2021).
For contributions up to EUR 200, you can hand in your bank statement or a bank transfer confirmation together with a copy of this document as part of your tax declaration. For contributions over EUR 200, we will send you a statement that fulfills the official requirements. Please contact
Who we are
The Friends of Nelson Mandela School is an independent, state-registered volunteer parent organisation created to foster outstanding academic, interpersonal and infrastructural development within the Nelson Mandela School community (see also the statutes, in German). Since its inception in 2000, the association has worked closely with staff, students and interested parents and members from the NMS community to maintain and improve the school’s educational facilities and materials. Our activities are funded entirely by membership fees, individual and corporate donations and fund-raising events held throughout the school year. Parent support is vital; each contribution, in cash or in kind, furthers our ability to provide a learning environment in which our children can thrive and excel. Come and join us.
The Friends Board members, representing the member community:
Board members: Olivia Rauber-Campbell (Deputy Chair) Dr. Wolfgang Nothhelfer (chair) Caroline Tiro (treasuerer)
Dr. Wolfgang Nothhelfer: Chair
Olivia Rauber-Campbell: Deputy chair
Caroline Tiro: Treasurer
Celli Lichman: Parent rep
Brid Ni Chathain (primary) and Florentine Baumann (secondary): Teachers’ representative
Dr. Hans-Günther Bauer: Principal
Address: Pfalzburger Straße 30,10717 Berlin
Bríd Ní Chatháin (teachers representative P23), Olivia Rauber-Campbell, Dr. Wolfgang Nothhelfer, Arun Sharma (used to be chair), Celli Lichman (parents' representative) Caroline Tiro
How we work
The board meets regularly and publicly to discuss current issues and, in particular, the funding applications that have come in. If you have a project or an idea that needs funding, download the funding application form (pdf or Word format), fill it in, and send it to us. Please take our funding criteria into account when applying. More details on the funding applications that we have decided on are in the minutes below.
2019: Minutes of the Extraordinary General Meeting, 28 January 2019, Minutes of the Annual General Meeting, 12 June 2019, Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the Friends and Budget, 20 November 2019
2011: Summary of activities 2011, Audit report 201,Board meeting, 25 January 2011, Annual General Meeting, 25 January 2011, Audit report, 22 February 2011, Treasurer report for 2010 (in German), NMS library financial summary for 2010, Members' Meeting, 22 March 2011
2010: Board meeting, 12 January 2010, Board meeting, 02 March 2010, Annual General Meeting, 02 March 2010, Audit report, 09 March 2010 (in German), Board Meeting, 27 April 2010, Board meeting, 8 June 2010, Board meeting, 5 October 2010, Board meeting, 30 November 2010
2009: Annual General Meeting, 27 January 2009, Audit report, 09 March 2009, Board meeting, 27 April 2009, Board meeting, 23 June 2009, Board meeting, 29 September 2009, Board meeting, 10 November 2009
2008: Annual General Meeting, 29 January 2008, Board Meeting, 03 March 2008, Members' Meeting, 23 April 2008 (in German), Board Meeting, 23 April 2008, Board Meeting, 26 May 2008, Board Meeting, 30 June 2008, Board & Members' Meeting, 13 October 2008, Board Meeting, 25 November 2008