Who we are
The HEC Foundation
A government-recognized public-interest organization founded in 1972, the HEC Foundation contributes to the development of strategic academic projects at HEC Paris through the funding of student scholarships, entrepreneurship, digital transformation, social responsibility and international diversity.
A collective commitment to future generations of students
Driven by a community of committed graduates and by companies wishing to contribute to its development, the HEC Foundation annually allocates 7 to €8 million to school projects. These funds enable the financing of scholarships, help develop educational innovation and academic excellence and enhance quality research that is recognized worldwide. Your support is invaluable for the future of HEC Paris.President of the HEC Foundation
Organization & Governance
The Board of Directors
The Board of Directors defines the strategy, budgets and annual financial statements of the HEC Foundation.
The Clerk is the executive body of the guidelines decided by the Board of Directors, under the leadership of the President of the Foundation, Olivier Sevillia (MBA.90). It is composed of members of the Board of Directors and permanent guests.
The Campaign Committee
The Campaign Committee gathers twenty donors and determines the appropriate means for achieving the collection targets.
The Investment and Risk Committee
The Investment and Risk Committee is composed of qualified personnel, the Treasurer and the President of the Foundation. Its objective is to ensure optimal management of the funds available to the Foundation, including those it accrues.
The Research Committee
The Research Committee consists of twenty representatives of partner companies and the Director of Research at HEC Paris. It selects and monitors the progress of research projects funded by the Foundation.
The Pedagogy and Diversity Committee
The Pedagogy and Diversity Committee is composed of representatives of partner companies and HEC Paris. It follows the evolution of equal opportunities programs and teaching methods that benefit from the Foundation's support.
Our First Fundraising Campaign 2008-2013
A human adventure…
During tHECampaign, more than 7,500 individual donors were placed their trust in us. The HEC Foundation was able to count on the support of 142 large donors (donations over 150K€) and close to 70 corporate partners were involved in the life of our business school during this intense campaign.
of HEC Paris’s development budget financed by the foundation each year
… which has laid the foundations…
Each year the Foundation finances around 7 to 8% of HEC Paris’s total development budget by giving an annual donation, which is evidence of its long-lasting support, which reached almost 32 million euros capitalized on at the end of 2013.
… for a project promoting academic excellence, both open and inclusive
Thanks to this campaign, research projects were able to be conducted, around 15 professorships were created, and 342 PhD grants were given out. In order to support HEC Paris’s desire to welcome all students, whatever their social or geographic origins, the Foundation has also awarded numerous grants to the students of HEC Paris.
research projects conducted
PhD grants offered
grants awarded to MBA students
students with State scholarships supported