The assistant chairman of the board is Marlies Piert-Ladendorf. She is responsible for the scholarship program “Leslie Fund”. Each year this fund supports approximately 25 students who continue on into higher education, for example colleges or universities. The main emphasis however lies in learning a trade. The scholarships are approved in cooperation with Angelika Wohlenberg and Elisabeth Merz. Marlies is no longer employed and lives with her husband in Hamburg, Germany.