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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.

Highlights

  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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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.

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.

Discover in pictures the 3 buildings underconstruction and their projected completion

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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.

Today, it is impossible to know what the rest of 2022 will bring, but we do have the power to act together to:

Equal chances
Live in a more inclusive world and enable ESSEC to remain accessible to all talented students

Campus 2023
Transform the Cergy campus into a state-of-the-art, eco-responsible model


Academic excellence
Support academic excellence so that ESSEC remains among the best international institutions

The endowment fund
Strengthen ESSEC's financial independence and thus enable its long-term sustainability

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.

Make a donation

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.

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Giving Tuesday campaign: in November, ESSEC Alumni will double your donations for the new Cergy campus

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.

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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.

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.


Discover the ceremony in pictures!

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Social scholarships : students need your support now 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 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

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An exceptional commitment for Campus 2023

« 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),
Babilou co-founder

What the Foundation scholarship makes possible
Isabelle Urbah, Donor, former scholarship student

« 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. »

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What the Foundation scholarship makes possible
Long-term development of the school
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. »

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Long-term development of the school
An alumna is committed to the new ESSEC campus
Nancy Faure (E97)

« The aim of the project is to offer an experience that meets the expectations of students, teachers, and companies. »

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An alumna is committed to the new ESSEC campus
Recipient of the "ESSEC Foundation Teaching Award" 2020
Aurélien Colson, 2020 Teaching Excellence Award 2021

« This is the award that represents the recognition of those for whom the school has existed since 1907, namely its students. »

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Recipient of the "ESSEC Foundation Teaching Award" 2020
Thank you to each and every donor
Vincenzo Vinzi, Dean and President of ESSEC

« 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. »

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Thank you to each and every donor
A commitment for equal opportunities
Sophie Gilhodes (E92)

« 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. »

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A commitment for equal opportunities
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