Campus 2023: the Cergy campus is reinventing itselfThree new buildings, through an eco-responsible campus model, to invent the educational experience of tomorrow
Social scholarships: supporting equal opportunitiesThe Foundation works to ensure that ESSEC can remain accessible to talented students without their financial resources being an obstacle
A mission to promote excellenceThe Foundation, through academic awards given annually to professors, is committed to developing talent, promoting excellence, enhancing the School’s international reputation and contributing to the long-term development of ESSEC
Endowment fund : sustainable support for the development of ESSECTo support ESSEC’s ambition and its new strategy, the ESSEC Foundation wishes to strengthen the financial independence of the School by encouraging alumni to participate to the Endowment Fund. Every donation counts!
The ESSEC Foundation
The mission of the ESSEC Foundation is to support the development of ESSEC in the short and long term, through the funding of social scholarships, the transformation of the Cergy campus, and support for academic excellence.
ESSEC USA Benefit Gala 2023 in New York
The second edition of the ESSEC USA Gala Benefit was held on June 7 at The Pierre, a Taj Hotel and enabled the ESSEC Foundation to raise funds via its ESSEC USA structure based in the United States.EN SAVOIR PLUS
Giving makes a difference!
Our campaign began, and, as of today, you can join our circle of donors, and not only change the lives of many students, but also shape the future of ESSEC.EN SAVOIR PLUS
Launch of the “Responsible entrepreneurship” scholarship program
The ESSEC Foundation has chosen to support a new scholarship programme in partnership with the ESSEC Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre in order help students who wish to initiate an entrepreneurial project.Read more
Together, we can do more!
Our campaign began, and, as of today, you can join our circle of donors, and not only change the lives of many students, but also shape the future of ESSEC.Read more
An exceptional support to further the development of ESSEC
In 2022, Olivier CRAMBADE (E87) is committed to acting in favour of the development of the School.Read more
A look back at the ESSEC Foundation's gala dinner in New York
A fundraising gala organized with ESSEC Alumni USA was held in New York on Wednesday 1 June. Bringing together the ESSEC Foundation, ESSEC Alumni, donors, alumni and students, this dinner was an opportunity to harness energies for the School's Campus 2023 project, the reinvention of the Cergy Campus.Read more
En route vers campus 2023
The Cergy Campus has been undergoing a major transformation in recent months and three new eco-responsible buildings are beginning to emerge.Read more
In 2022, together let’s act for change
Our campaign began, and the current context reminds us more than ever of the importance of the mission of our much-loved school: to shape tomorrow’s leadership, by accompanying aspiring managers so that they can create and manage companies and organisations that will have a positive impact on the world.Read more
Giving Tuesday campaign: in November, ESSEC Alumni will double your donations for the new Cergy campus
The ESSEC Foundation and ESSEC Alumni are joining forces to mobilize more alumni for the Campus 2023 project, with an ambitious fundraising campaign, based on the strong principle of donor matching.Read more
The 2021 ESSEC Foundation Ceremony at glance
On September 22, the annual ESSEC Foundation ceremony took place at the Hotel Potocki in Paris. A solemn and moving event which brought together the ESSEC community in its diversity around equal opportunities and academic excellence.Read more
Social scholarships : in 2021, students need your support more than ever
Today your support to the ESSEC Foundation and the school is crucial to help students facing hardship following the health crisis. In this context, ESSEC is investigating to transform its approach to teaching, research, and work in tandem with companies, academic partners and Alumni to respond to the new challenges of tomorrow.Read more
An exceptional commitment for Campus 2023
In 2021, two donors of the ESSEC Foundation, such as Benoit Verbrugghe (M99) and Rodolphe Carle (E99), committed to support the Campus 2023 project.Read more
The second edition of the ESSEC USA Gala Benefit was held on June 7 at The Pierre, a Taj Hotel and enabled the ESSEC Foundation to raise funds via its ESSEC USA structure based in the United States.
120 people attended the fundraising dinner, which included an auction of prizes such as a VIP day at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a private tour of the Explorers Club and exceptional bottles of champagne.
Vincenzo Vinzi, Managing Director of ESSEC, gave a preview of the new partnership signed the same day with the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, a renowned university for the Grande Ecole programme. He also highlighted ESSEC's new strategic alliances in the United States with Columbia University, Parsons School of Design and UC Berkeley, among others.
Thierry Fritsch (E80), President of the ESSEC Foundation, spoke of the growing impact of the Foundation and the key role of alumni support in the 5 projects it finances: social scholarships, the transformation of the Cergy Campus, academic excellence, responsible entrepreneurship and the endowment fund.
Congratulations to Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux (E00) who received the first ESSEC USA Visionary Award 2023 for her exceptional career and we thank her warmly for her inspiring speech.
Many thanks also to the event's sponsors, who made this occasion possible, and to the generous donors who contributed to the auctions.
Our campaign began, and, as of today, you can join our circle of donors, and not only change the lives of many students, but also shape the future of ESSEC.In 2022, we raised €3.4M in donations, an amount that has grown for the third consecutive year. Nevertheless, funding needs continue unabated, with the increase in the number of scholarship students, the financing of the new Campus 2023 buildings or the perpetuation of the Endowment Fund, essential for the future of ESSEC.
We hope that all ESSEC Alumni will rally to meet this challenge.
This year, we are counting on your mobilization and continued support for our 5 major projects:
- Social Scholarships: to give talented students facing financial difficulties access to higher education
- Campus 2023: to transform the Cergy campus into an eco-friendly model for future ESSEC generations
- Responsible Entrepreneurship: to help ESSEC student entrepreneurs realize their project
- The Endowment Fund: to support ESSEC's long-term development
- Academic excellence: to continue to be among the best international institutions and to make your degree even more valuable
A monthly donation is practical, simple and allows you to support us in the long term almost without thinking about it!
The year 2023 will be marked by the Campus 2023 project, with the opening of the Sports & Recreation Center in the spring of 2023 and a naming campaign to continue the financing of this innovative project, a reflection of ESSEC's commitment to its environmental and social transition.
A huge thank you for your support.
Thierry Fritsch (E80)
President of the ESSEC Foundation
of your donation is deductible from your income tax
A donation of €100 is €34
of your donation is deductible from the taxon real estate wealth
A donation of €100 is €25
You live in Europe or the united States
You benefit from tax deductions on your donation to the Foundation in your country of residence.
The ESSEC Foundation has chosen to support a new scholarship programme in partnership with the ESSEC Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre in order help students who wish to initiate an entrepreneurial project.
For this first edition, this programme will offer 3 scholarships of an amount of €3,000 after selection of the candidates by a jury made up of alumni entrepreneurs, a representative of ESSEC and a representative of the Foundation.
The ENTREPRENEUR AMBITION Scholarship
to provide financial support and compensate for a paid internship or job, in order to devote full time to the project
The SUSTAINABILITY Scholarship
for a project with a positive environmental or societal impact in the prototyping phase and before market launch
The WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURIAL Scholarship
for any female student who dares to undertake and inspire others to do the same
The Foundation’s award ceremony will take place on March 29, 2023 in Paris.
You are an ESSEC student and develop an entrepreneurial project?
From now until December 11 at midnight, you can apply and become a recipient of the “Responsible entrepreneurship” Scholarship programme.
How to support student entrepreneurs?
You can make a donation to the ESSEC Foundation and choose “Responsible entrepreneurship”.
There is a unique bond between you and ESSEC.
It was forged during your studies and has probably evolved over time.
The ESSEC Foundation would like to help recreate or strengthen this bond between you and the School.
As of today, you can join our circle of donors, and not only change the lives of many students, but also shape the future of ESSEC.
ESSEC has 60,000 alumni around the world. If each alumni donates €20, we could collect more than €1,200,000 and for example finance 300 new social scholarships.
With your donation, together, we can:
- Make a difference and enable students facing financial difficulties to enjoy this life-changing experience.
- Transform the Cergy campus into an eco-responsible model.
- Help ESSEC student entrepreneurs realise their projects.
- Act to promote ESSEC and reinforce the value of each degree.
We hope we can count on your support.
A monthly donation is practical, simple and allows you to support us in the long term almost without thinking about it!
Fabienne Riom (E81)
Executive Director ESSEC Foundation
of your donation is deductible from your income tax
You live in Europe or the united States
You benefit from tax deductions on your donation to the Foundation in your country of residence
In 2022, Olivier CRAMBADE (E87) is committed to acting in favour of the development of the School.
"ESSEC was the catalyst that enabled me to quickly reach positions of responsibility within prestigious groups while maintaining the entrepreneurial spirit that the School has always cultivated.
I am proud today to be able to recognise and measure what ESSEC has given me, and naturally I am happy to be able to support the school's development in return."
Olivier CRAMBADE (E87)
A fundraising gala organized with ESSEC Alumni USA was held in New York on Wednesday 1 June. Bringing together the ESSEC Foundation, ESSEC Alumni, donors, alumni and students, this dinner was an opportunity to harness energies for the School's Campus 2023 project, the reinvention of the Cergy Campus.
Highly anticipated by the entire community, this networking event was made possible thanks to the hospitality and generosity of François-Olivier Luiggi (H92), President of the Chapter ESSEC Alumni USA, at the hotel he manages, The Pierre.
During the evening, Vincenzo Vinzi, Dean and President of the ESSEC Group, shared ESSEC’s high ambitions and development projects. Thierry Fritsch (E80), President of the ESSEC Foundation, reminded the audience of the Foundation's 5 main objectives, and particularly the Campus 2023project. Thanks to the generosity of the participants and to the auction organized, the Foundation collected more than 100 000 dollars.
It warmly thanks the donors of this event, and more particularly its main sponsors.
How to support the ESSEC Foundation from the United States?
ESSEC Alumni USA is a 501c-3 non-profit organization that allows you to make a tax-deductible donation to support ESSEC. 100% of the funds received are then donated to the ESSEC Foundation in France.
Find all the information you need on our website: essecusa.com
• Jonathan Cherki (E11) Founder and CEO, Content Square
• Alain Barbet (E80), Senior Vice President, FISERV
• François A. Pagès (E79), CEO, Galileo Global Securities, The Pierre, a Taj Hotel, New York
• Philippe Berdugo (E10), Co-Founder & CEO, Wellbots
• Vladimir Colas (E02), Co Head of Ardian US
• François Luiggi (H92), General Manager, The Pierre, a Taj Hotel
• David Markson (E10), Managing Director, Evercore
• Michel Werthenschlag (E00), VP, Assistant General Counsel - International @WWE
The Cergy Campus has been undergoing a major transformation in recent months and three new eco-responsible buildings are beginning to emerge.
The Pierre Nanterme Center for Responsible Leadership will house next-generation classrooms and a space dedicated to entrepreneurship. The Research Green Tower will be the home of academic excellence and cutting-edge research. The Sports and Recreation Center will have a modern and versatile sports infrastructure with a large multi-sport hall, a climbing wall and a rooftop tennis court.
Our campaign began, and the current context reminds us more than ever of the importance of the mission of our much-loved school: to shape tomorrow’s leadership, by accompanying aspiring managers so that they can create and manage companies and organisations that will have a positive impact on the world.
Today, it is impossible to know what the rest of 2022 will bring, but we do have the power to act together to:
The endowment fund
Today, you can join our community of donors and not only change the lives of many students and shape the future of ESSEC, but also demonstrate your commitment to the school and show your appreciation for what it has given you.
You will learn more in our attached brochure (in French) about the many projects we were able to carry out in 2021, thanks to your generosity, and our new focus of support Responsible Entrepreneurship, to encourage ESSEC's student entrepreneurs.
Through its 3 new buildings, the new Cergy Campus will radically transform the way of living, working and studying to meet the new needs expressed by students and professors.
The ESSEC Foundation still has to find €6 million of the project’s €35 million to finance the future campus.
This is why the ESSEC Foundation and ESSEC Alumni are joining force to mobilize more alumni for the Campus 2023 project, with an ambitious fundraising campaign, based on the strong principle of donor matching.
This campaign has been launched the 1st of November and will end on November 30, on Giving Tuesday, world day of solidarity. Throughout the month of November, your donations will be doubled by ESSEC Alumni!
How to participate in this collective adventure?
- By making a donation as from the 1st of November on the dedicated page
- By sharing the campaign with your ESSEC friends, in person, via social networks, etc., to encourage giving as well.
On September 22, the annual ESSEC Foundation ceremony took place at the Hotel Potocki in Paris. A solemn and moving event which brought together the ESSEC community in its diversity around equal opportunities and academic excellence.
1st edition for the Capitaine Chomel de Jarnieu Prize
This year exceptionally, the ESSEC Foundation welcomed Major General Pierre-Joseph Givre for awarding the Capitaine Chomel de Jarnieu Prize to Cheer Up, a student association reflecting humanism, one of the strong values held by ESSEC.
Created on December 11, 2019 in tribute to Romain Chomel de Jarnieu (E08), who died for France in Mali, this prize rewards a project carried by an ESSEC student within an association or structure in favor of a human commitment to service of people in difficulty.
Cheer Up, which has been working since 2003 to help young people with cancer and hospitalized, wins this award thanks to its ICARE project, which offers first flights to 12 patients each year.
Academic Excellence Awards
In its new RISE strategy, ESSEC makes a strong commitment: to become the school of reference to accompany and positively influence the way to answer the questions and the new needs of companies, organizations and society. It is in response to this ambition that the Foundation honored this year 7 professors for the excellence of their teaching and their research: Chrystelle Richard, Florence Cavelius, Cristina Terra, Laurence Lescourret, Rémi Triolet, Jeroen Rombouts and Laurent Bach.
Social grants to support equal opportunities
Scholarship students were also honored and officially received their social scholarship during the evening. ESSEC mission is to let its excellent training to be accessible to all talented students, without their financial resources constituting an obstacle. Through its #Together approach, one of the pillars of its new strategy, the school is continuing its commitment to equal opportunities. It also plans to welcome a growing number of scholarship students by 2023, and will strengthen its diversity system with oral double calls for scholarship candidates from the 2022 entrance exams.
Today your support to the ESSEC Foundation and the school is crucial to help students facing hardship following the health crisis.
In this context, ESSEC has to transform its approach to teaching, research, and work in tandem with companies, academic partners and Alumni to respond to the new challenges of tomorrow.
Discover the impact of your gifts for the social grants and how you can get involved alongside the Foundation and the school with the ESSEC Campus 2020 project.
« This scholarship gives me the opportunity to undertake and to succeed in my journey at ESSEC. I was able to do a double degree with the Ecole du Louvre and live a five-month experience on the ESSEC campus in Singapore. »
Isabelle URBAH (E21),
A final year scholarship student
« Implementing a project like Campus 2023 is an absolute necessity for ESSEC. It will ensure the attractiveness and competitiveness of our school. This project is stimulating, refreshing, and eco-friendly. It is therefore the perfect way to give, or even give back, on an ambitious project. »
Benoit Verbrugghe (M99),
Member of the Campus 2023 Development Committee,
Executive committee member of ARDIAN
« To support this project, I first mobilized all the energies of ESSEC Alumni and then, as an individual with another entrepreneur of my promotion, Mickaël Ohana, we made a donation of €500,000 for the project. It seemed important to us that the latest promotion of the millennium remains active for the construction of the campus of the third millennium. »
Rodolphe Carle (E99),
« I am grateful to ESSEC for this freedom to undertake my own program. I thank the Social Scholarship Foundation for giving me the serenity to undertake and succeed in my ESSEC experience. »
Isabelle Urbah, Donor, former scholarship student
« Thanks to ESSEC, I had the opportunity to spend part of my studies in the United States where I discovered the strength of American universities. »
Long-term development of the school
Thanks to ESSEC, I had the opportunity to spend part of my studies in the United States where I discovered the strength of American universities. They rely on generous endowment funds that allow them to consider long-term development strategies. When the endowment fund was created by the ESSEC Foundation, I immediately responded favorably to the call. For me, it is a question of committing myself over time to ESSEC and to help provide our school with sustainable resources to enable it to compete with the best.
« The aim of the project is to offer an experience that meets the expectations of students, teachers, and companies. »
Nancy Faure (E97)
« This is the award that represents the recognition of those for whom the school has existed since 1907, namely its students. »
Aurélien Colson, 2020 Teaching Excellence Award 2021
« 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 Vinzi, Dean and President of ESSEC
« Beyond equal opportunities, social and cultural diversity is a source of wealth for ESSEC. I continue to give so that as many students as possible have access to ESSEC teaching. »
Sophie Gilhodes (E92)
Responsible entrepreneurship scholarships, real support for ESSEC student entrepreneursRead what Sarah Gomey has to say as one of the winners of the ESSEC Foundation scholarship programme.
They are committed to Campus 2023"Donating to Campu 2023 means a great deal to us" Sandra Sancier-Sultan (E93) and Thierry Sancier (E93) have chosen to support the Campus 2023 project by financing the climbing wall at the Sports & Recreation Center.
A look back at the 2023 ESSEC Foundation ceremonyOn Wednesday 29 March, the ESSEC Foundation held its annual ceremony at the Institut Catholique de Paris. It is a great source of pride to bring together the ESSEC community in all its diversity to promote equal opportunities, academic excellence and entrepreneurship.
A great evening for the inauguration of ESSEC Business School's Sports & Recreation CenterOn Monday 17 april, the entire ESSEC community and all the partners in the Campus 2023 project gathered for the inauguration of the Sports & Recreation Center.