Dean’s Innovation Fund

Advancing our school's excellence and reputation

Contributions to the Dean's Innovation Fund

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Increase in donors from 2016/2017

Your unrestricted gifts enable us to seize opportunities swiftly and realise projects that propose new responses and maintain INSEAD’s leading edge.


We are delighted to report that more donors chose to support the school by directing their gifts to the Dean’s Innovation Fund than in the previous year.


The Fund significantly contributed to several new initiatives:


  • Introduction of P0, an innovative digital programme for MBA students before they start their INSEAD journey.
  • A new MBA course, the Personal Leadership Development Programme (PLDP), to enhance personal and interpersonal skills.
  • Content development for new online and in-house executive programmes to foster lifelong learning.
  • The INSEAD LaunchPad at Station F, the world’s biggest start-up campus in Paris, to nurture the next wave of INSEAD entrepreneurial talents.
  • INSEAD Women Scholarships for meritorious female students in the classes of MBA’18J&D.
  • Research projects on “Dynamics of Creativity and Collaboration” and “Sustainable Business Models in Mobile App Ecosystems”.

“I support INSEAD as a way to thank the school for giving me one of the most unforgettable, informative and life changing years of my life. I specifically give to the Dean’s Innovation Fund because it provides our school with the financial flexibility to educate future leaders and generate research that has a global impact. The world needs values-driven leaders, now more than ever.”

Hilke De Smedt MBA’06D

Hilke De Smedt MBA'06D

INSEAD's General Endowment

Supporting the school's mission

Among the most valuable gifts are the unrestricted contributions to INSEAD's General Endowment. We are grateful to donors who are strengthening the school’s endowment and ensuring the availability of stable, flexible, annual funds to address the school’s emerging needs.


“INSEAD created tremendous opportunities for me and significantly enhanced the trajectory of my career. I have recently increased my annual donations to the INSEAD Endowment because I want others to benefit from those same opportunities. INSEAD needs the support of its alumni to thrive in the increasingly competitive environment for business education.”

James Pitt MBA’94D

James Pitt

INSEAD Giving Day 2018

Transforming the world together

Giving Day is a high-energy collaboration between the INSEAD Alumni Fund volunteers, the INSEAD Alumni Association and the school. The goal is to rally as much support as possible from our community for INSEAD’s future-forward initiatives.


On Giving Day, every gift counts – no matter the amount – as the emphasis is on participation on this special fundraising day.


The second annual INSEAD Giving Day took place on 13 March 2018 and was a great success. Both the amount raised and the number of donors doubled compared to the previous year. Alumni, faculty, staff and friends united around the theme: “Together, we can transform the world!” The top giving allocations were the Dean’s Innovation Fund, the Robin Hood Scholarship and MBA Scholarships.


For 2019, Giving Day will amplify the message of ‘The Campaign for INSEAD: A Force for Good’, highlighting and celebrating the school’s ambitions to be a “force” in the world by aligning the goals of business with the goals of society.


Giving Day Results

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