The ESSEC Foundation was created in 2011 on the initiative of 4 Alumni convinced that donations are decisive for the School’s development.
Thanks to each and every donor, the Foundation is committed to developing talent, promoting excellence, enhancing the School’s international reputation and contributing to the long-term development of ESSEC.
Every donation has an impact: ESSEC plays an important role in your career. Join as a donor to build together the present and the future of ESSEC.
Building the future with the ESSEC Foundation
The Foundation’s goal is to promote talent, support teaching excellence and enhance the school’s international reputation - thus contributing to ESSEC’s long-term development.
The bi-annual fundraising campaign for 2018 is launched!
At a time when the Paris region’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIR Paris Île-de-France) has announced the end of its financial support and in light of the challenges the School now faces, ESSEC Business School needs the support of all its Alumni now more than ever, whether they completed the Grande Ecole, Global BBA, MBA, Masters or ESSEC Executive Education programs. Thank you so much for your generosity and support for our wonderful School.READ MORE
The 2018 ESSEC Foundation Faculty Awards Ceremony
Friday, 9th March, 2018, the ESSEC Foundation Awards rewarded both the School’s faculty and students from the Dean’s List. The event took place in the Paris region’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIR Paris Île-de-France).EN SAVOIR PLUS
Annual Report - 2017 overview and perspectives for 2018
Find all the latest fundraising details in our ESSEC Foundation annual reportREAD MORE
Dinner for Major Donors, Eiffel Tower, Paris, 2017
6th December, 2017, 130 major donors shared this special moment in the life of the FoundationREAD MORE
Class Gift program
Celebrate a class anniversary - and the chance to help younger generations of studentsRead More
“How can we build the ESSEC of the future as a reference for prospective students and professors, for Alumni, businesses and institutions? How can we make ESSEC a top ranking, internationally renowned business school, not only on paper but for businesses, the academic world and society at large? As public subsidies are waning, I have a very ambitious vision for ESSEC’s future. Thank you to each and every one of you for your commitment to our School.”
Vincenzo Esposito Vinzi
Dean and President of ESSEC
The ESSEC Foundation Awards have been rewarding ESSEC's Faculty for 5 years, attesting to the long-lasting and fruitful collaboration between the Foundation, the Faculty and ESSEC Executive Management.
As an unmissable annual event for the whole community, the ESSEC Foundation Awards highly contribute to the visibility of our School's academic achievements. These are all the more essential as ESSEC Business School takes up the challenge of being recognised as a reference in international business schools and a leader in its field that combines singularity and excellence. Moreover, these awards attest to the great support of ESSEC Foundation donors to this ambition as well as to the faculty members who contribute daily to make it possible.
Hosted by the Paris region’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIR Paris Île-de-France), this 5th edition rewarded Teaching Excellence, Educational Experience, and Research. 8 laureates have been awarded a prize. As beneficiaries and contributors for this excellence, the Dean's List students have also been rewarded.
Please click here to view the 8 laureates
Each year, the ESSEC Foundation gathers major donors for a dinner that is always very much appreciated as an opportunity to meet and share a very special moment. The last one took place on Wednesday, 6th December, 2017, at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Thierry Fritsch, President of the ESSEC Foundation, warmly thanked everyone for his/her commitment to the School’s development.
Vincenzo Esposito Vinzi, Dean and President of ESSEC, shared his ambition to turn ESSEC into a more innovative and connected, a more relevant and impactful and even a more international Business School.
NB: the Dinner for Major Donors gathers every donor whose total donations (including pledges) amount to €15 000 or more (ie. from Silver category to Diamond category) since 2004.
Celebrate a class anniversary - and the chance to help younger generations of students
What is the Class Gift program?
The Class Gift helps finance scholarships for students within the ESSEC Group. Funds are raised by a specific class in the form of donations, either by final year students or alumni celebrating class anniversaries.
The Class Gift in figures
- €346 026 raised in 2017
- 100 scholarships financed
Support the Class Gift program and:
- Promote a policy of equal opportunity
- Extend the chain of solidarity to new students
- Give others the opportunity to benefit from an excellent education
- Help international students study at ESSEC and promote the school’s global dimension.
- Strengthen your membership of the ESSEC network by leading a class initiative.
How to take part in the Class Gift 2018?
If your class is celebrating an anniversary this year, contact your class representative or get in touch with the Foundation directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
“The income from the endowment fund will help the school long-term to increase its activities in favor of social diversity, and support its international development in a highly competitive context.”
Dominique Lesourd (E80), donor
“We wanted to find a way for our class to support young students by helping finance their studies. We’re fully aware that the financial situation of some students can be an obstacle to joining ESSEC.”
Donor and co-leader of Class Gift 92, with Anne Esambert (E92)
The Foundation scholarship determined my choice of coming to study at ESSEC. If it hadn’t existed, I would simply not have been able to come to the School. I would like to thank the donors who have had a huge impact on my career thanks to this scholarship.
Audrey Yaker, 3rd year Master Grande École
“We’ve chosen to support ESSEC’s academic staff, which for us is instrumental to the school’s development - both in France and internationally.”
Aurore Lebon-Desroche (E97) and Philippe Desroche (E95), donors
“As a donor, you are a major contributor to ESSEC’s development in France and internationally. 110 years after its creation, ESSEC remains faithful to the pioneering spirit of its founders and is preparing for the future with the same ambition and conquering spirit.”
Vincenzo Esposito Vinzi, Dean and President of ESSEC
“My teaching is inspired by the idea that each of my student is unique”
Andreas von GOLDBECK, assistant professor, Public and Private Policy department, recipient of the "2018 ESSEC Foundation Teaching Award"