About the Foundation


Based in Atlanta (GA), the German American Cultural Foundation (GACF) is a non-profit organization established in 2008 by Rudi Herbst, Hans-Joerg Brunner, Martin Richenhagen, Teri A. Simmons, and Peter Schwarzenbauer.

Throughout the years, the GACF increased the number of members to the board of directors, and gained corporate sponsorship from Siemens, AGCO, and Porsche, among others. We partner with Goethe Zentrum and the German School of Atlanta, and sponsor events such as the German Bierfest, Christkindlsmarket in Atlanta.

The German-American relationship goes a long way back and has always been very close. Our goal is to protect and nurture this relationship.