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Jenoptik employees donate almost 10,000 euros to Parents’ Initiative for Children with Cancer Jena

Jenoptik CFO Prisca Havranek-Kosicek handed over the donation to the Jena-based association on March 5. The sum will be used for the sibling project and for planning a photovoltaic system on the roof of the association’s building.

Gruppenfoto fünf Frauen mit bunten Jongliertellern anlässlich einer Spendenübergabe

Jenoptik employees were happy to continue the tradition of making an annual donation to the “Elterninitiative für krebskranke Kinder Jena e.V.” (EKK, Jena Parents’ Initiative for Children with Cancer) at Christmas time in 2023. Their efforts once again resulted in donations at a record level: A total of 9,300 euros was raised at the Christmas party in Jena in mid-December, which was attended by around 1,000 employees.

Jenoptik CFO and patron of EKK, Dr. Prisca Havranek-Kosicek, handed over the donation to EKK Managing Director Katrin Mohrholz on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. This time, the symbolic “donation check” was in the form of juggling plates for children, as a circus workshop is planned for this year’s sibling camp.

EKK not only has offers for parents of children with cancer, but also for the children’s siblings, who are often unintentionally disadvantaged in such a situation when the family focuses on the sick child. Last year, EKK expanded the range of summer camps for siblings and can continue to do so thanks to the donation from Jenoptik employees.

Prisca Havranek-Kosicek thanked all Jenoptik employees for their support. In addition to the donations from the Christmas party, other smaller sums from various employee initiatives have also been donated to the EKK in recent days. For example, a large part of the financial compensation for a blood donation campaign day with Jena University Hospital was donated to the EKK. Jenoptik trainees organized the day of action on their own initiative and also selected the donation association. In addition, Jenoptik employees and members of the association will run together as a team in the “Jena Laufladen charity run” on March 9.

“The commitment and the financial donations help us immensely. We are happy to have such a long-standing partner at our side, who lives and breathes help in many areas of the company,” said Katrin Mohrholz, thanking the Jenoptik employees and especially Prisca Havranek-Kosicek, who took over the patronage from her predecessor Hans-Dieter Schumacher last October. Since the mid-1990s, it has been a tradition for the Jenoptik CFO to support the work of the association as its patron.

Images are available for download from the Jenoptik image database in the “Events & CSR” gallery.

Pictured from left to right: Annekatrin Gebhardt, Jenoptik Marketing employee, Katrin Mohrholz, Managing Director of EKK, Prisca Havranek-Kosicek, CFO of JENOPTIK AG and patron of EKK, Christin Büchner-Nagel, Jenoptik Marketing employee and Katja Heinze, Deputy Managing Director of EKK.

About Jenoptik

Optical technologies form the basis of our business. Jenoptik is a global photonics group and comprises the two divisions Advanced Photonic Solutions and Smart Mobility Solutions. Non-photonic activities, particularly for the automotive market, are operated as independent brands within the Non-Photonic Portfolio Companies. Our key markets primarily include semiconductor & electronics, life science & medical technology as well as smart mobility. Approximately 4,600 people worldwide work for the Jenoptik Group, which is headquartered in Jena (Germany). JENOPTIK AG is listed on the German Stock Exchange in Frankfurt and traded on the MDax and TecDax. In fiscal year 2023, Jenoptik generated revenue of approx. 1.07 billion euros, based on preliminary figures.



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