Your support matters
Your support matters
In a highly competitive & global market, the HEC Foundation supports HEC’s ambitions by promoting social and international diversity, pedagogical innovation, faculty excellence and research, improved student facilities and student services.
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.
Our mission - Support HEC development priorities
Support all talents
Each year, the HEC Foundation finances more than 1 000 scholarships for students of the Grande Ecole program, the MBA program, the PhD program, as well as helping students in preparatory classes.
Encourage pedagogical innovation and digital transformation
At HEC Paris, digital technology helps with the education of our students and facilitates teaching and research. It also helps to strengthen cooperation with our business community and partnerships. HEC Paris must continue to invest in its digital...
Support entrepreneurship at HEC Paris
Thanks to our donors, the HEC Foundation encourages students to be bold and create their own businesses by supporting incubation activities and financing recovery or expansion projects in their initial stage of development.
Financing academic excellence and research at HEC Paris
Research at HEC Paris contributes to global knowledge and ought to be accessible for all. To be recognized worldwide, research professors are required to publish high quality articles in the most renowned scientific journals.
Society & Organizations Center (S&O)
Society and Organizations (S&O) is an inter-disciplinary center at HEC Paris whose members research on and teach about the contemporary challenges that organizations face and how these organizations (e.g. firms, NGOs, rating agencies, regulators)...
I wasn’t really destined for an HEC education. […] Where I come from, getting your high school diploma is an end in itself. HEC just isn’t a possibility, not only because of financial barriers but also symbolic ones. Nobody talks to us about it, and no one believes we can do it, it’s another world, not for us, it doesn’t even cross our mind. […] The support for scholarship students meant my dream could now become a reality.
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
4 strategic priorities supported by the HEC Foundation
Those last years, HEC has been one of the most committed French schools to make its teaching accessible to all talents! The impact is clear: today, HEC Paris offers scholarships to 18% of its students (against 5% 10 years ago).
Thanks to donations, the HEC Foundation promotes the creation of businesses via support and incubation activities and financing companies’ design, recovery or expansion projects as they first start out.
In order for research at HEC Paris to be recognised worldwide, research professors are required to publish high-quality articles in the most renowned of journals.
At HEC Paris, the push for digital technology is designed not only to help with the education of our students and facilitate teaching and research for the Faculty, but also to help strengthen cooperation with our business community and partnerships.
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.