Inspiring personalities from the Zurich area founded the NAS organization in 2005 together with Dr. med. Bertrand Piccard. NAS is supported by approximately 500 private persons, foundations, church and political organization, communities, businesses, VIPs and musicians.

Thanks to the personal commitment of all volunteers, about 90% of all donations are directly invested in projects. Low administration costs allow efficient use of the donations and as a consequence a balanced deployment of the funds.

The picture below depicts four of the founding members of the Association in 2005: Peter Junker, Bertrand Piccard, Yves Schumacher and Ernst Notz.

Gründungsmitglieder Peter Junker, Bertrand Piccard, Yves Schumacher, Ernst Notz