Honoring the von Trapp 
​and Whitehead Heritage
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​​​​​​Georg & Agathe FOUNDATION

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Honoring Heritage...
'Of those who embraced and shared as a matter of course.'


The Georg & Agathe Foundation, founded by descendants, honors the heritage of Baron Captain Georg von Trapp and Agathe Gobertina Whitehead. Georg was a submarine pioneer, World War I hero, and one of the most decorated Austro-Hungarian naval officers. Agathe was a loving mother, dedicated naval wife, and granddaughter of British engineer, Robert​ Whitehead— inventor of the torpedo. They were both accomplished musicians. Georg and Agathes' children became internationally acclaimed musicians and later were portrayed in the play and movie, The Sound of Music, as the 'von Trapp children'.


Heritage: Our work is in memory of Georg and Agathes’ family legacies in music, art, humanitarianism, internationalism, historic merits, and ‘they who embraced and shared as a matter of course’. We hope, through exploring the family's stories, to inspire others to make a difference and discover more about culture and history. 

Vision & Mission: Our hope is to spread some goodness  in the world, in memory of Georg and Agathe's goodness and integrity. Our mission is to give back  and preserve & share history, to honor their legacies, by supporting the arts, peace initiatives, and encouraging family heritage research. ​

Project Level: Our projects align with our mission. We evaluate which projects the foundation will pursue by whether they meet one or more of our project criteria, as represented in our 
logo, to: ​champion music and art, promote connection, and/or archive and educate. Annually, we give back by selecting and donating to worthy organizations that are making a positive impact in music and art, and peace initiatives. We preserve & share history, as the official source for historical accuracy on the family, by collecting, archiving, and sharing information. One of our key projects is vonTrapp.org, celebrating the von Trapp musicians, all ten von Trapp children, and their descendants’ talents and professions.​  

Dedication: The foundation is dedicated to all related family branch descendants, living and future, so that they can forever know their roots.

The Nonprofit: We are a female-led, multi-generational, Dutch nonprofit (kvk-nummer 63503336), with a presence in Europe and the United States.

Learn more about our founders, leadership, and the 'shoulders we stand on'.

ABOUT: Georg & Agathe Foundation

Captain Georg von Trapp and 

Agathe Gobertina Whitehead

 Circa 1910 Zee am See,  Austro-Hungarian Empire

Georg and Agathes' children

1921,  Austria

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