History

Constanter builds on a heritage of charitable engagement that dates back to Clemens and August Brenninkmeijer, the two brothers who founded the clothing retailer C&A in 1841. As natural as it was for the company’s founders to share their good fortune with the needy, so too was it natural for them to do so quietly. As the business grew and expanded globally, the generations of family entrepreneurs that followed continued and solidified that tradition of private charitable giving.