The team
behind the advent calendar

The Team

24 GOOD DEEDS supports people in need and poverty, regardless of nationality, religion, ethnic background or gender. The association is politically independent and non­denominational.

The work of our volunteers and employees is based on personal beliefs and a deep commitment to social justice.

Not-for-profit, independent and dedicated.

Sebastian Wehkamp

works as a creative and advertising director. In 2010 he developed the 24 GOOD DEEDS concept. Since then he’s been the project’s acting chairman and primary contact for the project.

Johanna Wehkamp

is responsible for the selection of the good deeds for the Advent Calendar. She holds a PhD on Global Commons and Climate Change. Her main research interests are finance mechanisms for the protection of tropical forests. She is currently working for the Federal Ministry of Environment. Previously she has worked at the World Bank and United Nations in the field of forest conservation.

Ute Shaw

is responsible for the North American version of the 24 GOOD DEEDS advent calendar. She is a life-long entrepreneur with a background in talent & event management and television production. She is also a passionate philanthropist who has worked with numerous charitable organization, raising awareness and funds for many worthwhile projects around the world. She is currently based in Toronto, Canada.

Kay Felicitas Dunker-Schilbach

is responsible for project management at 24 GOOD DEEDS. After studying Linguistics and working as an educational officer at the Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft gGmbH in Berlin and as a consultant for rehabilitation and participation in the management board area of ​​care development and quality at the hospitals of the Upper Bavaria district in Munich, her focus at 24 GOOD DEEDS is in the area of ​​project selection and impact

Sven Bratschke

is in charge of project coordination at 24 GOOD DEEDS. He studied geography and Global Change Management and previously worked for the GIZ and atmosfair in the field of climate protection and climate change mitigation. In addition to his work for 24 GOOD DEEDS, he is an independent consultant for ventures in climate and environmental protection.

Lisa Strauch

is responsible for the selection of the projects. She studied International Development at the University of Amsterdam and has worked with several NGOs in Peru and Nicaragua, as well as for the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ). She currently works on climate change adaptation and urban development for the research institute adelphi.

Ann Katrin Kray

works on the strategic development of the advent calendar and the 24 GOOD DEEDS organization. She studied Applied Cultural Sciences and currently works as a project manager developing interactive, educational exhibits that show global climate interrelations as well as the impacts of climate change.

Matthias Meuter

is responsible for auditing the finances at 24 GOOD DEEDS. He started working in tax consulting in 2007 and has also advised associations and corporations under public law. He has been freelancer since 2014 and is also involved in other associations.

Dr. Jens Heinig

takes care of our association’s legal matters. He works as a notary in Monheim am Rhein and is the author of several publications on procedural law, law of obligations and consumer law.

Julia Menk

is the treasurer of our association. She has an osteopatic practice where she does good deeds every day.

Florence Lampe

studied Finance and International Relations at the University of Sankt Gallen (Switzerland) and Sciences Po Paris (France). She also worked for several internet start-ups in Berlin and in Silicon Valley. Currently she is the CFO at Campanda.

Esther Altorfer

co-founded the 24 GOOD DEEDS Advent Calendar with Johanna and Sebastian. Full-time, she manages the East African operations of, a growing global, social enterprise, which sells, installs and finances biogas plants for smallholders. Prior to that, she worked for five years in Mexico for Esther currently lives in Kenya.