Promotion of philanthropy

In 2023, after 10 editions and more than 250 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.

2023 Edition

The Master Class 2023 will take place from Wednesday August 23rd to Friday August 25th 2022 at the Château de Bossey. This edition is now complete.

Discover ou 2023 dedicated brochure

As the number of places is limited to 25, participants will be selected on the basis of their application and profile.

Registrations are considered a firm commitment as long as your participation has been confirmed. Once your application has been validated, your commitment is confirmed and the participation fee is due.

Rates for the Master Class 2023

  • Full price: CHF 2’100.00
  • Preferential rate : CHF 1’950.00 (for members of the Swissfoundations, ProFonds, Swiss Sustainable Finance and Sustainable Finance Geneva networks)

The Master Class 2023 is now complete. If you are interested in the 2024 edition of the Master Class, please fill in our expression of interest form.

Learn more

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

To know more, you can also read the 2023 Edition brochure, or even read our dedicated publication on the 2022 Edition.