Vello Väinsalu - Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Entrepreneur, Reserve Officer
Each of us gives and contributes to national defence to the extent that skills and opportunities make possible. It has been a great honour for me to belong to the organizations that founded the Carolin Illenzeer Foundation years ago. I have not taken part in missions, but I can use my skills and experience through the Foundation to support the men and women who do it daily, endangering their lives and health.
Krista Mulenok - Member of the Supervisory Board, Chairman of the Board of the Estonian NATO Association.
Each of us deserves to live in happiness. The least I can do is support the children, whose parents have protected Estonia at the cost of their lives, by working for the Carolin Illenzeer Foundation so that we can live in peace and happiness.
Renzo Rajaste - Member of the Supervisory Board, 1JVBr, Command Sergeant Major
I have been on a mission many times myself, and I know many men whose families are supported by the fund. The Foundation's work in support of injured and fallen families is vital. It gives mission soldiers the reassurance that their children will not be left without support in the event of anything happening. I am happy to coordinate the communication between the Defense Forces and the Foundation to contribute to supporting the children of veterans.
Peeter Kuimet - Member of the Supervisory Board, Security Adviser to the President of Estonia, Reserve Officer
As the President's Security Adviser, I represent the Foundation's patron in the Council. I have been in close contact with veterans in the past, both as a journalist while working for the Department of Defense, so I am pleased to be able to contribute to the Carolin Illenzeer Foundation to support the families of injured and fallen veterans.
Veljo Volt - Member of the Supervisory Board, Entrepreneur, Reserve Officer
As one of the founders of the Foundation and a member of the Supervisory Board, I want to continue to stand up for the values that are the most important in our charity. By helping others, we also help ourselves - we gain knowledge about the pain points of society, we feel the joy of donation, which gives us a good feeling and an opportunity to be an example to our children. Therefore, I would venture to formulate the vision of the future of philanthropy as follows: not only more charity but also a better future!
Aavik - CEO
Iti took over the management of the Carolin Illenzeer Foundation in the autumn of 2018. She has been active in the field of charity and youth for almost 20 years and worked in a youth centre with children in Tartu, been a support person in a Spanish orphanage and a shelter for women in Northern Ireland. Also, she has led the Baltic network in the field of community philanthropy, operated with responsible entrepreneurship, and trained communities in Estonia, Moldova and Tajikistan.
I have always
wanted to engage in activities that have more profound content, and that work
is a pleasure rather than an obligation. As a member of the Carolin Illenzeer
Foundation, I can see both the joy of giving and the gratefulness of those who
we support. I also consider the unity and brotherhood of arms that connect the
Defense Forces and those who have been on a mission to be very special.