Evald Nissi’s life’s work was
as Board Member of Lassila & Tikanoja Ltd. In 1906 the company’s
founders Jooseppi Lassila and Frithiof Tikanoja called their
previous collegue Evald Nissi back from America, where he had
emigrated, to serve the company Lassila & Tikanoja Company,
which they had founded in the previous year. Nissi was involved
in the company’s management until 1944 , when he had to retire
from active working life due to chronic deterioration of
The Nissis shared a strong commitment to child welfare and youth work throughout their lives. Their own son died from illness as a child, and as they had no other children, they wanted that the wealth they had accumulated would continue to be used for this valuable work also after their death.
The promotion of commercial expertise was important to Evald Nissi for reasons relating to his profession. Providing economic support to students was also in line with his world view. He believed in economically supporting those in a weaker financial situation and in promoting the opportunities for them to increase their knowledge and skills.
The will to support and advance the treatment of eye diseases was directly related to the chronic deterioration of Evald Nissi's eyesight in later life
Evald ja Hilda Nissi Foundation
02150 Espoo, Finland