Dean's Fund

Gifts to the Dean's Fund build the school's resilience and help to sustain our impact as a force for good.

Dean Ilian Mihov
Impact the world through the Dean's Fund
Every gift to the Dean's Fund provides flexible resources that we put to work immediately to support core priorities, such as student scholarships and faculty research, and to respond to urgent needs as they arise.


Year after year, your support of the Dean’s Fund helps to reinforce the values, sustain the vision and support the ventures that keep INSEAD at the forefront of business education. This year, the scale of challenges raised by the Covid-19 pandemic make INSEAD’s mission as the Business School for the World more relevant – and your gift to the Dean’s Fund more important – than ever.

Thank you for your support.

Ilian Mihov

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The collective power of our community
Your gift to the Dean's Fund matters.


This year, more than 2,000 alumni and other members of the INSEAD community have come together as Dean’s Fund donors with gifts ranging from €10 to more than €150,000.

As a non-profit organisation, INSEAD pays no dividends and has no shareholders. And, unlike many of our peer schools, INSEAD is neither affiliated with a comprehensive university nor state-funded. While this affords a great deal of independence in thought, it also means that the school must be entirely self-sufficient from a financial perspective. As a result, the collective impact of donor support has an outsized role at INSEAD.

Dean's Fund impact 2019/2020
Support INSEAD where it matters most
Giving to the Dean's Fund amplifies the school's vision as a force for good in the world.


Gifts to the Dean’s Fund provide the school with flexibility to allocate resources strategically, strengthening core priorities such as scholarships and research, while also taking advantage of unexpected opportunities to fund new programming.

Gifts to the Dean’s Fund cover immediate needs that revenue from other sources, including MBA tuition and endowment earnings, are not sufficient to meet. And in times such these, gifts to the Dean’s Fund are helping the school to overcome unprecedented difficulties and emerge as a stronger community.

Dean’s Fund In Action

Student Scholarships

  • More than 75 student scholarships were awarded, allowing us to attract the best talent and ensuring a diverse and dynamic student body.

San Francisco Hub

  • Opened in February 2020, the Hub is a place for our community to meet, connect and collaborate – and INSEAD’s first permanent facility in North America.

Faculty Research

  • Inauguration of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Academic Conference. Over three days, 15 scholars from top-tier business schools co-developed new teaching methods.

Other Initiatives

  • With the Hoffmann Institute, launched the SDG Boot Camp to drive progress in aligning global business practice with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

These are just a few examples of your Dean’s Fund support in action this past year.


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Support the Dean’s Fund today
Join the growing community of INSEAD students, alumni, staff, faculty, and friends who support the Dean's Fund each year.


Dean’s Fund donors come from all promotions and every country. Many loyal supporters give regularly, a small amount each month or every year, while others have made larger contributions to recognise an important reunion milestone or to honour a special INSEAD connection. Whether you’re just starting out on your INSEAD donor journey, or fast approaching your next Salamander Award, you can be confident that your Dean’s Fund gift warrants every recognition.

Make your gift online now, or contact the INSEAD Advancement team for more information.

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