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to realize their ideas
for helping others and
sustaining our common livelihood.

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The Software AG Foundation Christmas greetings and break

Anticipation is the best kind of waiting: at no other time of the year do we feel this as clearly as during Advent when the smell of Christmas is in the air, festive lights twinkle, and people think of others.

But in addition to procuring a feeling of sweet longing, waiting for something you have long hoped for can also be a hard test of patience at times. Especially when you don’t know how much longer you have to hold out. We have all become very familiar with this feeling after nearly two years of coronavirus. Our encounters continue to suffer from a lack of freedom and light-heartedness.

We are all the more grateful for the fruitful dialogue as well as the healing initiatives that have nevertheless shaped the joint work and cooperation with our foundation contacts, funding partners and service providers over the past twelve months.

In this spirit, we look forward to continuing our exchanges in 2022, and until then, we wish you a reflective pre-Christmas period, happy holidays and an enjoyable new year!

The Software AG Foundation Executive Board and employees

We hope this perhaps unusual Christmas theme whets your appetite for our upcoming foundation publication, which will be dedicated to the question of what truly nourishes us. In this fifth issue, we will not only explicitly deal with healthy food as well as its origins and effects, but also implicitly with what strengthens the body, soul and spirit. The carrot’s role in this will be revealed in February 2022 at the latest, when the publication will be released in printed form with an accompanying online special. It can already be pre-ordered at info(at)sagst.de.


Titelseite des Förder- und Finanzberichts

The coronavirus pandemic, which led to major losses, caused stock indices to plummet by more than 30 percent. Its financial consequences also infected many foundations, which had already been significantly weakened by a long phase of falling interest rates before Covid-19. How the SAGST experienced this challenging year and the investment strategy that was pursued during the crisis is explained by Markus Ziener on the occasion of the publication of SAGST’s funding and financial report.


 Icon and reference to text in plain language

Attentive readers may have already noticed that there is also basic information (only in German) about the Software AG Foundation (SAGST) in what is known as ‘plain language’ available on our website. In doing so, we want to present key aspects of our work as simply as possible.


Weihnachtsmotiv mit Weihnachtsgrüßen

We have had an eventful year during which we had to forgo many personal encounters due to the coronavirus pandemic. Nevertheless, we succeeded in jointly giving substance to healing impulses for people and society and staying in touch in new, virtual ways. We are looking forward to reconnecting with you after a short Christmas break. Until then, we wish you all the best for a healthy Christmas season and a happy New Year.


Aufgeschlagenes Magazin mit Cover

Movement is an expression of childlike joie de vivre, vitality and curiosity. But this developmental driving force also incites us as adults: internal and external movement allow us to learn and gain insights about the world and ourselves – as we move through our lives. In its latest foundation publication, SAGST has explored this living phenomenon, shedding light on the healing aspects of movement in various aspects of life.