Caritas Switzerland

Caritas Switzerland prevents, alleviates and combats poverty in Switzerland and worldwide in around 20 countries.


Together with the network of Regional Caritas Organisations, Caritas Switzerland is actively engaged wherever people in wealthy Switzerland are affected by poverty: families, single parents, the unemployed, and the working poor. Caritas looks after asylum seekers and refugees and organises volunteer placements.

Globally, Caritas provides emergency relief in disasters and is actively involved in reconstruction work. With its projects in development cooperation, Caritas supports children and adults in the areas of income, climate and migration.

Caritas Switzerland is an independent association with its head office in Lucerne. The aid agency is a member of the international Caritas network. This comprises 165 organisations worldwide.


Executive Board


Peter Lack
Director Caritas Switzerland

Hans Krummenacher-Wüest
Finance and Administration 

Françoise Vogel
Projects Switzerland

Chantal Cornaz
Human Ressources

Franziska Koller
International Cooperation

Elisabeth Karagiannis
Communication and Marketing

Andreas Lustenberger
Research and Policy


Steering Board

Claudius Luterbacher
President Caritas Switzerland
Dr. theol., Episcopal chancellor and economist, St.Gallen

Robert Moser
Vice-President Caritas Switzerland
deacon, Steg VS

Gülcan Akkaya
Lecturer and project manager at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Social Work

Gisèle Girgis-Musy 
lic. oec.
Leutwil AG

Jean-Noël Maillard
Director Caritas Jura

Monika Maire-Hefti
Government Councillor of the Canton of Neuchâtel, Department of Education and Family Affairs (until 2021)

Mario Slongo
Dr. Dr. hc. chemist and meteorlogist
Tafers FR

  • Mission Statement: «I am Caritas»
    File format: pdf / 699 KB
    « I am Caritas » Download
  • Organisation Chart Caritas Switzerland: Association
    File format: pdf / 62 KB
    2016 Download
  • Organisation Chart Caritas Switzerland: Head Office
    File format: pdf / 112 KB
    Juli 2022 Download

Caritas Switzerland
P.O. Box
CH-6002 Luzern


Account at the Swiss Post Office:
PC 60-7000-4, IBAN CH69 0900 0000 6000 7000 4 

For transfers in EURO:
IBAN CH09 0024 8248 7074 2500 1

For transfers in US Dollars: 
IBAN CH41 0024 8248 7074 2500 7