The history of the "Heinz and Gudrun Meise Foundation for Children with Heart Disease"


The daily experience with patients suffering from very serious heart diseases at the Cardiovascular Centre at Rotenburg an der Fulda moved Heinz Meise, at that time the manager of the centre, and his wife Gudrun to set up the foundation on 8 January 1993.

The foundation's purposes are exclusively and immediately charitable and it was very soon, on 12 March 1993, approved by the President of the Regional Administration in Kassel.

Due to the charity certification which the Kassel Revenue Office granted on 28 April 1993, donations to the Meise Foundation are fully tax-deductible. This  acknowledgment is examined by the tax office every 3 years. The last confirmation dates from June 2011.


Heinz und Gudrun Meise

The wish to help children from all
over the world who suffer from heart disease prompted Heinz and Gudrun Meise to establish a foundation for children with heart disease.