Jun 07, 2021

AmCham Supports Crown Prince Frederik Fund

On June 7, AmCham’s Stephen Brugger and Vice-Chair Tisha Boatman (Siemens Healthineers), participated in Crown Prince Frederik Fund’s annual scholarship ceremony, which took place at Amalienborg. This year, AmCham donated DKK 100,000 from its Anniversary Fund to the Crown Prince Frederik Fund.

The Crown Prince Frederik Fund was established in 1993 as a 25th birthday gift from the Danish -American people, during the Crown Prince’s studies at Harvard University. The purpose of the foundation is to provide financial support to Danish students for social science studies at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. The foundation annually awards scholarships for non-degree studies and a Mid-Career Master.

In his keynote speech, Stephen Brugger said: “AmCham applauds the Crown Prince Frederik Fund and its partners for the outstanding work they are doing to support Danish students studying at Harvard. We are proud to contribute to the Crown Prince Frederik Fund and do our part to develop young talent and our future thought leaders.”

About the 2021 scholarship recipients
Leise Sandemann
holds a bachelor’s degree from University College London and began her career at McKinsey & Company, where her first assignment involved helping a large oil company shape a strategy for new “green” opportunities. Today, Leise Sandemann works for McKinsey’s non-profit organization as a team leader for a project in Indonesia related to the implementation of better waste management solutions.

Sarah Frandsen took her bachelor’s degree at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and then worked at McKinsey & Company, where she focused on both Danish and foreign projects. Sarah Frandsen has since been admitted to the MBA / MPA program at Stanford Business School in California and Harvard Kennedy School – and through her work has developed a strong interest in gender equality and social responsibility.

Additionally, Thor Sommerstrand received his 2020 scholarship from the Crown Prince. Because of covid-19, Thor had to postpone his studies at John F. Kennedy School of Government until fall 2021.

AmCham Anniversary Fund
AmCham Anniversary Fund was established in 2009 in order to support, assist & nurture talent in the workforce – with a special focus on supporting transatlantic educational opportunities. The fund is supplemented by various AmCham activities, including our annual Thanksgiving Raffle.