Promotion of philanthropy

After 11 editions and more than 275 participants in Romandie, Swiss Philanthropy Foundation continues to organise the Master Class, in partnership with the Center for Philanthropy Studies of Basel University (CEPS) and the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy of the University of Geneva (UNIGE).

What are the goals?

The goal of this cross-training is the acquisition of tools and practical knowledge that allow you to choose the right philanthropic vehicle, to create and manage a foundation, and to meet the demands of tomorrow.

It will enable an understanding of current philanthropic issues and the overall theoretical framework of a foundation, as well as its implementation, through case studies and testimonials on key governance issues of the Foundation Board, on management and distribution of the foundation heritage. The legal, governance, asset management and strategy bases, as well as the impact of the supported projects will be covered.

Who should attend?

This training is intended primarily for professionals interacting with foundations in the financial, banking, and legal fields (bankers, notaries and lawyers), managers of foundations (Board members and directors), or individuals and philanthropists wishing to create a foundation.

The Master Class in Philanthropy is held in French.

Philanthropy in Switzerland is expanding and becoming more professional, but it is not easy to address the changes nor to understand the different elements necessary for in-depth and effective engagement. The Master Class allows philanthropists and professionals from all sectors involved in philanthropy to come together to learn, exchange, and reflect together on the approaches and issues of current philanthropy.Testimonial from a participant in the 2023 Master Class

Next Edition

The next edition of the Master Class in Philanthropy will be held from 26 to 28 March 2025 at the Château de Bossey.

Registrations are not yet open. If you are interested in the next edition of the Master Class in Philanthropy (26-28 March 2025), please fill in our expression of interest form and we will contact you in due time.

Learn more

Discover ou 2023 dedicated brochure.

Discover videos offering a glimpse of the Master Class 2021 through the testimonies of the participants and its organizers.