Three new buildings, through an eco-responsible campus model, to invent the educational experience of tomorrow
The Foundation works to ensure that ESSEC can remain accessible to talented students without their financial resources being an obstacle
The 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
To 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.
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.EN SAVOIR PLUS
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.EN SAVOIR PLUS
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.EN SAVOIR PLUS
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.EN SAVOIR PLUS
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.EN SAVOIR PLUS
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
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)