The Sulzberg Foundation is a private non-profit foundation based in Winterthur. Its purpose is both the long-term preservation of the landmark-protected neo-baroque Villa as a vibrant centre of cultural production and exchange in Winterthur and the promotion of cultural activities in all disciplines. The Sulzberg Foundation operates the “Villa Sträuli, Kultursalon und Artists-in-Residence Winterthur” cultural centre on Foundation-owned property.
Doris Sträuli, a music teacher and patron of the arts, established the Foundation in 1999 in keeping with the intention of her deceased husband Dr. Hans Sträuli. Unfortunately, Doris Sträuli would not live to see the realisation of the project as it was subsequently carried out by founding members Ruth and Roger Girod and other supporters. The memory of the Villa’s generous founder and her husband, however, will be perpetuated in this exceptional gift to Winterthur’s cultural life.