Swiss – American Cultural Exchange
The Maurice Rohrbach Fund was founded by the New Helvetic Society (NHS) Council in 1981 under the leadership of then President Dr. Alfred Zweidler in remembrance of Mr. Maurice Rohrbach, the late Consul General of Switzerland in Philadelphia.
The mission of the MRF is to foster mutual understanding between the Swiss and American cultures by sponsoring public exhibitions and performances of art and culture from Switzerland in the Greater Philadelphia area, as well as art and culture from the USA in Switzerland.
At the General Assembly Meeting in 2009 the NHS membership approved the proposal to incorporate the MRF and acquire the Non Profit Charitable status from the Federal Government. The MRF was incorporated in the state of Delaware on March 4, 2013 and at the same time achieved federal tax exempt status under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.