INSEAD Alumni Fund
The INSEAD Alumni Fund (IAF) was created in 1976 by a small group of dedicated alumni who wanted to introduce a culture of philanthropy to the alumni at large. Since its modest beginning, the IAF has evolved into an important vehicle for alumni to make annual contributions to the school. Over the years, the IAF has grown in scale and scope and is now managed by ths school, which works in collaboration with a Board of dedicated Trustees worldwide.
The range of projects and activities it helps to fund in whole or part is far-reaching. Indeed, Alumni support brings critically-needed student financial aid which enhances INSEAD's hallmarks of diversity and excellence. It also invigorates the school's research and teaching output and outreach, particularly in the areas of entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, sustainability and finance. Donations to the fund also help INSEAD ensure that all facilities remain state-of-the-art.
In addition to contributions towards these key areas, unrestricted gifts - such as those to the Dean's Annual Fund - are also greatly appreciated and vitally important, particularly in this period of continued global economic challenges. These gifts are directed at the discretion of the Dean based on greatest need primarily to scholarships, faculty research, facilities and student experience.
IAF Donor Recognition
To see how alumni donations are recognised, please click here.
IAF Allocation of Funds for the academic year 2010/11
IAF donations are a critical source of income which assist INSEAD in maintaining its standards of excellence. Every gift, however large or small, really does have an impact and collectively they enable opportunities that can be life-changing. In the academic year 2010/11 IAF funds were used to :
- Offer financial assistance to worthy candidates in need of MBA scholarships (A)
- Help with the renovation of Amphi A on the Europe Campus as well as offer scholarship support to students in financial need through the Amphi A Seat Sale project (B)
- Enable funding allocated to specific projects essential for strengthening the school’s reputation (C)
- Enhance the faculty’s ability to develop research addressing critical challenges (D)
- Assist scholars who are working toward their doctoral degrees (E)
- Offer financial assistance for an EMBA Social Entrepreneurship scholarship (F)
- Invest in the school’s physical fabric so that its facilities remain at the cutting