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Dear Alumni,

As most of you know, we are deeply passionate about INSEAD and are extremely proud of  belonging to this community. Wishing to give back to the school and support its ambitions, we have decided to support the school’s fundraising efforts in Belgium.

Because we deeply believe that INSEAD is a very special place that requires our support, we will aim all year round to convince you to join us on this journey.

The Belgian IAF Committee (Christophe and Frédéric)

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Why give to INSEAD? – 6 key reasons

1. Support a special place with a vision:

INSEAD is without doubt the most international and culturally attuned of all Business Schools. Backing the school enables you to support an institution offering a true alternative and distinctive offering among Business Schools.

This special place is doing well at the moment but is at risk of falling behind if we do not continue to help it to invest and build financial means to enable it to compete with other top tier schools. It is therefore crucial to build the endowment for the future.

2. Fund a purely private initiative

INSEAD was born as a purely private initiative.  It wishes  to keep its independence from public funding. The school therefore relies almost entirely on tuition fees and your donations to fund its operations and invest in the future.

3. Help the school attract the most diverse and talented student pool:

Funds raised from alumni help to attract the best students by providing them financial support through scholarships and loan forgiveness. The quality and diversity of students is what makes the experience so rich and what will enable the school to maintain its reputation.

4. Help the school fund key initiatives for its future:

Funds raised also help in attracting the best academics, funding key research initiatives and build the top-notch or state of the art infrastructure (s as,for example, the extension of the Singapore campus).

5. Show your confidence in the school:

The level of participation, by alumni,in fundraising is widely recognized as a strong sign of confidence in the school  which  is also reflected in MBA rankings. Donating  ANY amount shows your support and trust in helping the school go forward. Remember: “every gift makes a difference
This is particularly true as many partner institutions and companies match alumni donations when these reach certain thresholds.

6. Support a community that matters to you:

You have built lifelong relationships and lived intense moments of excitement both at INSEAD and within the alumni association. Donating helps you give back and sustain this incredible experience not only for the future alumni but also for yourselves.

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How can I help IN PRACTICE?

A. By making a donation

By making a donation online:

You can donate online by clicking on the following link. This leads you to the dedicated website of the King Baudouin Foundation where you can pay by credit card

By making a bank transfer:

You can make a bank transfer on BE10 0000 0000 0404, mentioning TGE INSEAD + your name

By setting up a permanent order:

As most alumni, you are running a busy life and do not always remember whether you have been donating in the previous year. We encourage you to set up a permanent order to the following account BE10 0000 0000 0404, mentioning TGE INSEAD + your name

B. By sharing your enthusiasm in supporting the school and becoming an ambassador in your close groups of alumni. In order to know more about this, please get in touch with us.

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The Alumni Fund : what is it used for ?

There are four classes of areas where business schools need to INVEST to compete. These are critical inputs to a world class intellectual environemnt. Targeted investments of alumni in these four areas will help INSEAD remain one of the best business schools in the world and strive continually for higher level of quality.

  1. Diverse and talented students (scholarships)
  2. World calss faculty in a vibrant intellectual environment
  3. First Class facilities
  4. Endowement secutres the future

In the academic year 2014/2015 who gave and how much?

  • Alumni: 11.98 million euro
  • Corporations, Foundations, friends: 2,22 million euro

Grand total: 14,20 million euro 

Where did the money go (academic year 2014/2015)

  • Research: 43,8%
  • Scholarships and Financial Aids: 37,3%
  • Dean’s Annual fund: 6,5%
  • Unrestricted: 8,1%
  • Facilities 3,1%
  • Other 1,2%

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THE INSEAD GLOBAL VISION

Dean Ilian Mihov and his team have formulated a clear vision for Insead for the next 5 to 10 years Download PDF

INSEAD is the global, private business school, part of the world’s top 5.

Unlike the other schools, INSEAD relies solely on auto-financing and private funding.

To stay at the top, and achieve our Global Vision:
– we face the challenge to completely renew and expand our campus       facilities over the next 5-10 years
– we need to significantly increase our Alumni involvement and contribution

In terms of funding, we need to significantly raise our Alumni Annual Contribution rate (‘ACR’), from the current 7% to 30% annually, to bring it on par with the major US business schools.

This ACR in itself is also essential in convincing other Major Donors and Corporate Sponsors to invest.

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