Ivy-Membership at the DAI
Day after day the world comes to the DAI. Day after day, we face the big questions and challenges of our time. Be there!
As an Ivy-Member of the DAI, you not only make a financial contribution that supports great international programs, you also have the opportunity to actively participate in the cultural life of Heidelberg.
Excellent artists. World-class scientists. Great new ideas. You bring these to DAI with our commitment! Our activities are diverse, as are the people who visit us. As an Ivy-Member you can enjoy many benefits, small and large. But above all, you can enjoy the knowledge that you are encouraging the freedom of spirit and the privilege to shape the future.
Are you interested? Then please send an E-Mail to Ingrid Stolz.
We look forward to meeting you!
Isabelle Baumann, Heidelberg, Ivy-Member
»I love them, these great events at the DAI – whether classical music, jazz, readings or discussions. And also occasionally the Luncheon – to sit at the table with the person who has just given a lecture, to talk with luminaries who you do not encounter in everyday life, to buy books you would not have been aware of without the lectures at the DAI, and to have it signed by the author. What a wonderful opportunity to get to know interesting things outside of the mainstream.
No other institution in Heidelberg offers such a wide range of top-class presentations and intelligent discussion opportunities amidst a highly educated audience. I am thinking of the lecture by Sir Roger Penrose which itself was quite impressive, but when the questions from the audience were asked, I was awestruck: such intelligent and well-informed questions were asked – in impeccable English .
Many thanks to the DAI – a team of very dedicated, always cheerful open-minded people and a great director, Jakob J. Köllhofer«
Paul Biegansky, IVY-Member
»Originally from Chicago, we have been living in the Heidelberg area since 1993. We are happy to support all activities that improve the contact between Germany and the USA. In this sense, the DAI plays a leading role under the strong leadership of Jakob Köllhofer. His connections make expert presentations possible, which in turn help to familiarize people with the background and the direction of policy, finance, culture, climate and economy.
At the DAI, I especially appreciate the personal contact and the range of information sources. In the small circle of the regular lunch lectures, you meet ambassadors, professors, authors and journalists who allow open discussions for a more balanced personal opinion. A highlight for me was a DAI trip to Strasbourg, where I listened to a speech by President Obama, and was allowed to shake his hand.
I support events which deal with the U.S./Germany issues of our day in a serious and impartial way, due to expertise and based on scientific facts.«
Ute Bujard, Heidelberg, IVY-Member
»IVY Membership – the special DAI membership.
I believe in this offer of the DAI. To help provide more opportunities and more scope for the DAI, should be the desire of all who can afford it and feel very strongly about intensive intercultural dialogue. For me, this membership is a matter of the heart. I did not hesitate to become an IVY-Member, and I hope that many will join.«
Prof. Dr. Dietrich Götze, IVY-Member
»I have been supporting the DAI actively since September 2001. But I also have a long history with the house. We already loved the DAI in 1949 – it had all we had not – among other things English courses. The DAI represented a country that we admired and our parents were grateful for. I came to the conclusion years later that what the U.S. and the American civilization have taught us is immeasurable – we were given freedom and perspective .
The DAI is today – as it was in the beginning – not only the bearer of American culture, but it has developed into a broad-based house of education and culture. I think the program is exceptionally successful. In its entirety, it serves many interests of different generations. I especially like the lunch meetings and evening discussions on current issues, presented or moderated by professionals.
I especially support the bilingual kindergarten and the workshops for young people.«
Dr. Dieter Haarmann, Heidelberg, IVY-Member
»I support and recommend the IVY membership at the DAI. I know that this trust in the DAI is a good investment. Everyday at the DAI, we learn that the U.S. is greater than its respective government, that there is a large and different America. I am grateful for this America. I am fascinated by the farsightedness and kindness with which the DAI does its job.”«