Initially, the Foundation successfully launched its first three projects supporting six protégés: a research scientist, an athlete and four documentary photographers. Protégés come from diverse cultural backgrounds including Georgia, Hong Kong, India, South Africa, Uganda, and the United States. Follow us for new and ongoing projects.
2013 Culinary Arts Project
The Maybach Foundation will follow the transformation journey as well as the compelling and emotional relationship between iconic mentors and protégés. The project will consist of rotations among iconic chefs and their kitchens. Project elements will include kitchen training, personal and business development and a community service engagement.
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 Post-Apartheid Role Model Project
The Wilhelm & Karl Maybach Foundation is shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Sbu Duma, longtime protégé of the Foundation. For over three years the Maybach Foundation had been supporting Sbu in a shared effort to have this South African native achieve success in the polo world.
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Global Health Scholars Project
On Friday, March 9th, 2012, The Wilhelm & Karl Maybach Foundation held a round table discussion with protégé Dr. Conrad Muzoora and invited leaders in the fields of global health. Dr. Muzoora presented his current research and undertakings in the fight against HIV/AIDS in his home country, Uganda.
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David LaChapelle – Garret Suhrie Photography Mentorship
On September 10, 2011 the Daimler AG hosted a delightful get-together in Sindelfingen, Germany at the Center of Excellence. Garret had the opportunity to interact with the guests and describe in person aspects about his artwork, experiences while traveling for his various shoots, his mentorship with star photographer David LaChapelle and his time as a Maybach Foundation Protégé.
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Julian Schnabel – Vahakn Arslanian Art Mentorship
Coinciding with the Venice Biennale 2011, and in concert with the values of Wilhelm and Karl Maybach, in searching for new avenues for creativity, Maybach has founded a new art mentoring program. The first phase of this project is a collaboration between Julian Schnabel and Vahakn Arslanian, a 36-year-old New York-based artist.
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World Trade Center Documentary Arts Project
Through a partnership between the Maybach Foundation and Silverstein Properties, four young photographers were granted the opportunity to document the rebuilding of the World Trade Center. The WTC Documentary Arts project was launched in August 2008 and concluded in August 2009. The goal of the WTC Documentary Arts Project was to develop the next generation of documentary photographers who will raise awareness about political, cultural, and social issues. » more information