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The HEC Foundation
Created in 1972 by HEC Alumni, the HEC Foundation has been recognized as a public interest organization by the French authorities. It is presided over by Bertrand Léonard (H.85). The Executive Director is Barbara de Colombe.
The HEC Foundation focuses on furthering knowledge in management sciences and supporting the development of HEC Paris with the following priorities:
- Providing needs- and merit-based scholarships,
- Supporting research,
- Facilitating teaching by providing cutting-edge tools and resources to hire new faculty,
- Supporting HEC’s international development.
IIn 2008, HEC began a five year fundraising campaign, tHECampaign, which raised a grand total of 112 million euros.
More and more businesses and alumni actively support HEC Paris’ development projects, and are instrumental in maintaining the school’s leadership and future ambitions.
The HEC Foundation counts over 8 000 individual benefactors, 17 chairs and centers and 44 partner companies.