Mission Bambini Switzerland. Who we are.
The Mission Bambini Foundation Switzerland was created in January 2015 by Mission Bambini Italy. The aim of the Foundation is to give support to children who are impoverished, sick or without education and those who have undergone moral of physical abuse, giving them the opportunity and hope of a better life.
Since 2015 Mission Bambini has been joining the umbrella Association for Fondations ProFonds.
Mission Bambini Switzerland is a non-profit, secular and independent Swiss Foundation. In its 3 years of activity, Mission Bambini Switzerland has supported 19 projects in 11 countries.
In January 28 2015, Mission Bambini inaugurated their headquarters in Lugano, Switzerland. Mission Bambini Italy has had supporters in Switzerland for many years. For this reason, another Foundation has been opened with its own office in Switzerland, closer to donors. Our activity is transparent and kept under the control of Swiss Federal Law and tax authority. Mission Bambini Foundation operates in Switzerland with an aim to activate new partnerships with other Foundations and Companies that put a particular focus on defending the Rights of the Child in their policies.
Founder and President
Engineer Goffredo Modena was born in Bologna in 1938, where at the age of 26, he graduated in Electronic Engineering. Today he is married to Maria Paola, has three children and 5 grandchildren. His is a professional success story and one of a strong passion for social work, both of which found full expression in 2000 when he founded the Mission Bambini Foundation. He has been full-time voluntary President of the Foundation ever since.
Immediately after graduating, Modena entered into the world of telecommunications as a designer of electronic circuits, gaining roles of increasing responsibility. At the age of 43, he made the great transition of his life: from executive to entrepreneur. Acting as controlling shareholder, he guides the company to success, increasing sales from 1 billion to 260 billion lire and the staff from 30 to 350 employees. At the age of 59, he sold the company to an American society.
And so began a new phase. ‘After achieving all the goals I had set myself, I found myself with lots of free time. So, I decided to devote myself to others.’ Modena started doing bro-bono consultancy with a social cooperative where he encountered people with various problems: AIDs patients and prisoners, for example. ‘After that experience, I realised that my new path was to help others - particularly those with a lot less than I have.’
At the age of 60, Engineer Modena decided to found the Mission Bambini Foundation in Milan (originally called ‘aiutare i bambini’), with the support of his wife and children. In January 2015, Mission Bambini Italy gave life to the new Mission Bambini Foundation Switzerland.
Both Foundations aim to help poor, sick, uneducated children - around the world and in Italy - that were victims of physical and moral mistreatments and to guarantee them the opportunity and the hope for a respectable life. Both actions from the Italian and Swiss Foundation will be always conducted in transparency and concreteness.
Sara Modena was born in Milan (Italy) in 1978. She graduated in Languages and Foreign Litteratures at the Catholic University “Sacro Cuore” of Milan in 2002. She has been working for the Mission Bambini Foundation Italy for ten years, being responsible for the Corporate Fund Raising Division.
She is currently the Managing Director of the Mission Bambini Switzerland Division. She is also member of the Directors Board either for Mission Bambini Italy , nor for Mission Bambini Switzerland.
Antonio Carbone graduated in Law at the University “La Sapienza” of Rome. Since the beginning of the 80es – after working in London and New York – has always been working in finance in Lugano, first as broker (Prudential-Bache Securities) and afterward as asset and collective investment Manager either as employee nor as freelancer (Heritage Finance & Trust, Antonio Carbone Consulenze Finanziarie, Lemanik SA). He is currently Administrative Council for Kairos Asset Management in Lugano. He is married and has three children.
Clara Mascetti, was born in Varese (Italy) where she attended Classical High School studies. After her graduation in Law at the University of Zurich, she started working as specialist in commercial law in Lugano.
Since 2015 she is member of the Mission Bambini Switzerland Board.
Ottavio Crivaro was born in Paola, CS (Italy) in 1970. He graduated in Engineering at the University of Pisa in 1998. He is currently CEO for MoxOff (www.moxoff.com), President for Mathesia (www.mathesia.com), member of the executive board of SIMAI (www.simai.eu). Formerly he was Consulting Manager for technological companies. He is member of the Executive Board both for Mission Bambini Italia and Mission Bambini Switzerland.
Mission Bambini Foundation Switzerland
c/o Guardian SA
Via Nassa 21 – CH 6900 Lugano
Ph: +41 (0)91 922 23 11
Fax: +41 (0)91 922 23 12
Mission Bambini Foundation Italy
Via Ronchi 17, 20134 Milano
Ph: +39 02 21.00.24.1
Fax: +39 02 21.00.24.244
Friends of Mission Bambini - USA
c/o King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS)
10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor - New York, NY 10020
Ph: +1 (212) 713 7660