The Audencia Foundation was created in 2009, under the aegis of the Fondation de France, and in response to a major overhaul of Audencia’s financial model.
Its role: to contribute to the School’s development in France and internationally, and to enable future generations of students to access exceptional training programmes.
The Foundation supports the School in achieving its mission:
To train and support innovative and sustainable value creators. In co-creation with a wide range of stakeholders, Audencia produces and diffuses knowledge designed to transform teaching and inspire new business practices.
The projects supported by the Audencia Foundation can be categorised under the following themes:
• Diversity and inclusion
• Teaching innovation
Million euros collected
+ 2 400
Donor graduates and friends of the school
“My commitment to the Audencia Foundation is the continuity of my deep attachment to the school. My presidency comes at a key moment in the school’s strategy with the launch of its ECOS 2025 strategic plan.“
DIDIER GAFFINEL – Graduate of the 1987 GE
Credit Agricole CIB
“The Audencia Foundation’s major initiatives – CSR, Innovation and Entrepreneurship – address the same concerns as those of CIC Ouest.”
Director of Resource Centre
“L’OREAL’s values, missions and commitment are fully in line with the Audencia Foundation’s project: diversity and inclusion, entrepreneurship, sustainable development, social responsibility.”
Vice President Global Human Resources – Finance & Legal
“What could make more sense for an entrepreneur than supporting a management school in order to help develop future intrapreneurs and/or entrepreneurs.”
LNA – SANTE
Chairman and CEO, founder
Always involved in the social economy, I gladly agreed to join the Foundation’s Executive Committee out of my belief in the role of education and young people!
Labo de l’Economie Sociale et Solidaire
“The values to which Audencia is committed are fundamental and are perfectly aligned with Eurocities.”
“We must give students the tools to innovate, allowing them to be daring and take action in a world that is changing at unprecedented speed. That’s why I support the Audencia Foundation, because it is actively contributing to these issues!”
Michaël Thoby – Graduate of the 2013 ExecMBA
“As an Audencia graduate and KPMG partner, being part of the governance of the Audencia Foundation is a great source of pride. My involvement is at the service of development and the promotion of the Foundation’s societal and entrepreneurial action.”
Vincent BROYE – Graduate of the 1995 GE Diploma
“REALITES is committed to Audencia and its Foundation because we share common values such as social and cultural openness, innovation and entrepreneurship.”
Head of Public and Institutional Affairs
“The Audencia Foundation supports the School’s differentiating values and actively contributes to its development. The generosity of our donors is a source of great pride.”