Prof. Dadja Altenburg-Kohl is a prominent philanthropist, arts collector, curator and arts benefactor, entrepreneur and doctor. She is a founder of the Montanelli Museum of Contemporary Arts, the DrAk Foundation focused on culture and health prevention and The National Theatre Benefactor’s Club.
In 2015, she was awarded the national title Patron of the Czech Culture.
“I’m concerned with material and moral gifts alike – with how we can communicate them, exchange them and thus contribute to public benefit. Philanthropy is dogma-free, it is a matter of charity and respect for the others and values that are stable and constant.”
“It is an honour for me to become a patron of those who devote their lives to dance. As a form of art, it has always played a major part in my life and I admire everyone who has decided to follow a professional career path in the field. I am fully aware of the frailness of their inner world and how much it matters that they are in good health. Dancers need charmed and faithful spectators but they also need adequate remunerations for the extremely hard work they perform, all the more as their careers are, by nature, limited in time. Once they quit, our support in career change is necessary. It is out of respect for the profession that I am extremely joyful to be the patron.”