Moving forward!

With 2019 coming to an end, the Sciences Po American Foundation is recognizing its 10th Anniversary Year. As we enter a new decade, we are celebrating what we have accomplished in the United States so far, and looking forward to what we will achieve moving forward.

The Foundation has been privileged to surpass several milestones for our fundraising campaigns and initiatives, thanks to the generous support of our alumni and partner supporters. Since our inception, we have awarded nearly $10 million in scholarships, grants and funded research projects at Sciences Po, and have also invested over $3 million in endowed scholarship funds.

Furthermore, in an effort to accommodate our growing alumni community, the Foundation continued to broaden the portfolio of events catered towards alumni and their friends, from cocktails, networking opportunities, debates, and dinners in major cities throughout the United States, but also with the launch of the alumni community newsletter and its Alumni portraits section.

As we enter a new decade, we are embarking on a reinvigorated mission, focused on strengthening transatlantic ties through education, research, and thought leadership. Furthermore, the Foundation is committed to bringing the Sciences Po community in the United States closer and to foster more connections between the members of this network. 

Below are a number of pathways to impact our foundation’s work into the new decade:

Founding Gifts & Supporting the Alumni Network

The Foundation is seeking gifts to create a financial infrastructure to bring thought-leadership and research initiatives under the umbrella of the Foundation, but also support Sciences Po’s alumni network in the U.S. as it is not funded by membership fees. 

To that end, on behalf of the Foundation, I ask that you consider making a gift online that will support our staff, contribute to our events programs, develop our alumni network and create sustainable support for our Foundation’s ambitions for the year 2020, and beyond. 

Growing our Support to Scholarships  

To launch the new decade, the Foundation is seeking to support and enable more non-European students to study at Sciences Po at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels. Already, our existing scholarships offer a pathway for some of the most gifted students in the United States and Sub-Saharan Africa to pursue international study, when they otherwise could not. If you are interested in contributing to a scholarship program that supports American students studying at Sciences Po, please express interest through this form.

Support Sciences Po 2022 and reserve your seat in Boutmy

Sciences Po has reinvented itself many times over its 150-year history, and this what has made our alma mater capable of adapting so successfully to the demands of international competition, becoming one of the best teaching and research universities in the world. 

Today, Sciences Po is first and foremost a place where new ideas are developed and put into practice and is giving you the the chance to reclaim your spot in the Boutmy lecture theatre by having your name displayed on the back of a seat for a period of 10 or 99 years. Your gift will go to the Campus 2022 redevelopment plan that is fundamentally transforming the Paris campus on the eve of Sciences Po’s 150th anniversary and beyond.

To name a seat, you just need to make a donation. The amount required depends on:

  • your seat’s location in the lecture theatre: four categories are available. 
  • the naming duration: you can name your seat for 10 years or for 99 years.

Please follow this link for additional details on how to reserve your seat and do not hesitate to reach out should you have any question or be willing to pay by check or wire.

Thank you in advance for your support,

Warm wishes and happy holidays,

Anne Scattolin
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