| 28.06.2017

Päivi and Kurt Björklund donate 250000 euro to Hanken

Hanken alumni Päivi and Kurt Björklund donate 250 000 euro to the ongoing fundraising campaign HANKEN RETURNS. The donation reaches Hanken in the last week of the campaign and contributes to the campaign reaching 11.6 million euro.

- Hanken has given us both a fantastic foundation to stand on and with this donation we want to show our gratitude and emphasize the importance that future generations are given the same opportunities as we were given. Investing in high quality education guarantees a competitive future for Finland, says Kurt Björklund.- It is with great joy and deep gratefulness we accept this donation. It is of immense value that the alumni support Hanken as it shows that Hanken is developing in the right direction and that the school lives up to the requirements and expectations from both individuals as well as society at large, says rector Karen Spens.The fundraising campaign HANKEN RETURNS will continue until 30.6.2017 and has, with this donation included, so far raised approximately 11.6 million euro. The aim of the campaign is to secure Hanken’s unique position as Finland’s only independent business school.For more information, please contact Head of Fundraising and Donor Relations Camilla Wardi, camilla.wardi@hanken.fi, tel. +358 (0)40-560 59 64.