The Merz Akademie Förderkreis was founded in 1993 with the aim of providing immaterial and material support to the Merz Akademie.

The members support the university in an advisory and supportive manner and contribute to the long-term success of the Merz Akademie through intensive knowledge transfer, financial support and active public relations activities. Donations will reach the Merz Akademie in full and are tax-deductible.

The Förderkreis is made up of outstanding representatives of culture, industry and business, science and the arts. It is chaired by Prof. Dr. Eckarth Seith.