Donations that help!

In order to condense the still very incomplete knowledge about ALS and to bring together the fragmented findings in a meaningful way, considerable research efforts are still necessary. Since the pharmaceutical industry has not yet invested here, the necessary funds for research need to be provided through donations. The Renate Rugieri Foundation already uses these funds to support projects at Zurich University Hospital and other world-renowned universities.

If you are personally affected by ALS, like the Rugieri family or someone in your environment, you can effectively support the work of our foundation and the University Hospital Zurich.

Our network of experts will be happy to advise you on the implementation of your funding request, be it a gift, a donation made in someone’s memory, or a legacy – and will work with you to find the right solution for your funding request to fight ALS.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions:
Mr Andreas Thoma
Tel:   +41 (0)43 456 26 94
Fax:  +41 (0)43 456 25 10
Donation accounts of the Renate Rugieri Foundation:

When donating, please use purpose: Donation Renate Rugieri Foundation

Bank institute: Postfinance AG
IBAN: CH74 0900 0000 1532 9470 4
Bank institute: Union Bancaire Privée UBP
IBAN: CH45 0865 7009 0833 4082 1

Donating in Switzerland

Donations (also known as “voluntary donations” or “grants”) can generally be deducted from taxable income in Switzerland if they are paid to domestic institutions with charitable or public purposes. Non-profit in the tax law sense is the statutory and actual activity to promote public welfare. Which donations are accepted and in what amounts is determined by the canton. As a rule, the same institutions are recognised for direct federal tax as in the canton responsible.

The Renate Rugieri Foundation is recognised as a charitable foundation in accordance with the decree of the Cantonal Tax Office of Zurich. However, we expressly cannot provide any advice in tax matters and ask you to consult with your personal tax advisor. Any liability on our part is excluded.

„Many thanks to all who support our project with their donation and help to heal this terrible disease.“

Renate Rugieri

The Renate Rugieri Foundation with its registered office in Zurich has been recognised by the competent foundation authority, the BVG and foundation supervisory authority of the Canton of Zurich, by decree dated 18 April 2019. The charitable status of the Foundation was confirmed by the Cantonal Tax Office of Zurich in a ruling dated 28 November 2019.

Renate Rugieri Foundation
Bahnhofstraße 10
(Entrance Börsenstraße 18)
CH-8001 Zurich

Contact donations
Bank Institute: Union Bancaire Privée UBP
IBAN: CH45 0865 7009 0833 4082 1
Purpose: Donation Renate Rugieri Foundation