The Foundation

The Giuliana and Giorgio Stefanini Foundation is an independent, non-profit, public interest foundation. It is non-partisan and has no religious allegiance.

The foundation aims at promoting and providing financial support to targeted projects in the field of (a) cancer research and clinical studies on cancer, (b) visual arts and (c) classical music.

The foundation stems from the life experience and cultural interests of the founder Giorgio Stefanini and his wife Giuliana Stefanini (-Ippoliti), both Italian citizens.

Giuliana and Giorgio lived in Geneva from 1972 until 2007. Giorgio was a CERN physicist. Giuliana, a physics graduate, was a teacher of mathematics and physics in the Geneva "Collèges".

In 1992 Giuliana discovered her talent for painting and she dedicated herself with passion to her artistic activity. In 2004 she was struck by cancer. She had clinical treatment first in Geneva and then in Zurich, the region to which she had moved with her husband in 2008.

They had decided together to create a public interest foundation. Giuliana died in April 2012. The foundation was registered and started its activity in August 2012.

The foundation's identification number in the Swiss federal registry is UID-Nr. CHE-358.123.549.  The foundation is monitored by the Swiss Federal Supervisory Board for Foundations (ESA).

Foundation Board

Giorgio Stefanini - President

Wisla Bozzoli Malerba - Vice-President

Lucia Anna de Pinto Chatelanat

Reto Kühne, Dr med.


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