Porsche donates 911,000 euro as part of its “Racing for Charity” initiative

For each lap of the 13.626-kilometre Circuit des 24 Heures, Porsche donated 750 euros to support seriously ill children

The three Porsche 963 fielded by the Porsche Penske Motorsport works team turned a total of 833 laps at the 24 Hours of Le Mans last weekend (15/16 June). For each lap of the 13.626-kilometre Circuit des 24 Heures, Porsche donated 750 euros to support seriously ill children as part of its “Racing for Charity” initiative. This added up to 624,750 euros during the endurance classic in France. Porsche has subsequently topped up the donated amount to 911,000 euros.

This year, Porsche once again gifts the entire donation sum to three charitable initiatives. The registered associations Kinderherzen retten (Save Children’s Hearts) and Interplast Germany will each receive 350,000 euros from the funds raised. The Ferry Porsche Foundation will be given 211,000 euros towards further initiatives to support sick children and their families.

“Our ‘Racing for Charity’ initiative was a big success in 2023. For the first time, we were able to clearly underline the company’s social responsibility in motorsport,” explains Michael Steiner, Member of the Executive Board of Porsche AG, Research and Development. “The positive feedback from the supported organisations on the aid measures they were able to administer motivated us to continue this initiative in 2024. Our three works-run racing cars turned 100 laps more than last year – this is equivalent to a donation amount of 624,750 euros. Porsche will again round this figure up to 911,000 euros. With our support, the three non-profit initiatives Kinderherzen retten e.V., Interplast Germany e.V. and the Ferry Porsche Foundation can continue their vital work. Motorsport is a central part of Porsche’s brand identity but ultimately it is the people who deserve our respect and acknowledgment beyond the factory gates.”

Porsche has always seen itself as part of society and faces up to the social responsibility that comes with it. People take priority. Porsche is committed to many non-profit initiatives and concentrates on sustainable projects in the five core areas of sport, culture, environment, and social issues as well as education and science. In 2023, Porsche contributed to more than 150 sponsorship projects around the world.


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