Pascale Vonmont manages the operational side of the foundation. She supports the board of trustees in its strategic activities, manages the foundation's support programmes, and networks the foundation's activities with central partners.
She has been working for the Gebert Rüf Foundation since 1999 and has since then been heavily involved in promoting Swiss start-up companies. In addition, she coordinates GRS's support programmes in the fields of technology, natural sciences and education.
As the coordinator of the Kick Foundation, an initiative launched in 2015 to network and accelerate innovation in Switzerland, Pascale Vonmont promoted the foundation of «digitalswitzerland» and represented GRS on the board of directors of this location initiative, which is organised as an association and foundation, during the four-year start-up phase. She has headed the strategy council of «Venture Kick» since the founding of the support programme and has been chairing the foundation board of the «startupticker» since 2015. In this function, she supports the strengthening of «knowledge entrepreneurship» at Swiss universities.
As a member of the board of SwissFoundations, the association of Swiss grant-making foundations, Pascale Vonmont is committed to Switzerland’s position as a liberal location for foundations. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Philanthropy Studies, which provides university research and professional education for the Swiss foundation sector. She has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Swiss National Science Foundation since 2019.
Address and availability
You can reach Pascale Vonmont by telephone from Monday to Friday:
Dr. Pascale Vonmont
Gebert Rüf Stiftung
Haus der Stftungen
St. Alban-Vorstadt 5
Direct line +41 61 270 88 24
Mobile +41 79 667 91 88