In 2016 the Schiphol Fund organided two special campaigns to celebrate Schiphol's 100th anniversary. In the first half of the year, the fund donated an extra € 100,000 to young sportsmen and women. In the second half of the year, it organised the first Schiphol Round.
'Schiphol's birthday' youth initiative
Between the middle of January and the end of March 2016, over 300 young members of sports clubs near Schiphol submitted their requests to the 'Schiphol's birthday' youth initiative run by the Schiphol Fund. During a festive and sporty afternoon on Saturday 11 June, chairman Tom Egbers presented the donations to the 53 winners. He was helped by champion snowboarder Nicolien Sauerbreij and Jos Nijhuis, CEO of Schiphol. A total of € 100,000 was distributed.
First Tour of Schiphol
The first-ever 'Tour of Schiphol' was held on 4 September 2016. It was organized by the Schiphol Fund because of Schiphol's 100th anniversary. Schiphol welcomed more than 300 local residents of all ages who took part in the short or long tour.