Promotion of philanthropy

In a world where everything is rushed, we are convinced that the summer period as well
as the environment – which are the foundations of Verbier and its Festival – provide a framework conducive to listening and sharing experiences, offering the public and participants a break ideal for reflecting on generosity and the commitments associated with it.

Since 2018, the Verbier Festival Foundation and Swiss Philanthropy Foundation have established a strong collaboration by joining forces to jointly develop annual meetings around philanthropy as part of the Verbier Classical Music Festival: the Verbier Festival Philanthropy Forum.

What are the goals?

Through interactive formats that promote communication, workshops and roundtables will address the issues and challenges of today’s and tomorrow’s philanthropy with a focus on music.

2021 Editions | Important information

Information on the 2021 edition of the Verbier Festival and therefore the Verbier Festival Philanthropy Forum is available on our website and that of the Verbier Festival.

The proposed debates are public but require mandatory registration and are part of the official program of Verbier Festival.

To register for our public debate in English on the theme “Harnessing the power of Philanthropy for our planet” on Saturday 17th July, please click here. This fascinating discussion will be moderated by Etienne Eichenberger, President of the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, and will include expert speakers such as Bertrand Piccard, President of the Solar Impulse Foundation, Lynda Mansson, Director of the Mava Foundation, which is active in biodiversity conservation, and Hansjörg Wyss, President of The Wyss Foundation, which fights for the preservation of the environment.

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To learn more about the previous editions :

2019 Edition

2018 Edition

To know more, please consult the Verbier Festival website

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