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The Foundation

"The Foundation's corporate members are happy to support the school in its ambition to be the world reference in terms of fashion design, management and savoir-faire", Bruno Pavlovsky, President of Chanel's fashion activities, President of the Institut Français de la Mode's Foundation.

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The Foundation takes over from the IFM Circle, which has supported and accompanied the school at all stages of its development since 1994. This new Foundation, hosted by the Fondation de France, symbolizes the school's desire to forge strong, lasting and structured links both with companies that wish to support its development, and also with its alumni and other individual donors.

Its main mission is to promote the school's equal opportunities policy by providing need-based scholarships for students. It also aims to finance research and educational innovation.

Eiffel Tower with blue, white and red thread
© Frédérique Daubal

The Foundation's mission is to support the development of research and educational innovation at Institut Français de la Mode and to help the school implement its equal opportunities policy through the financing of scholarships for students.

The Foundation supports Institut Français de la Mode in its ambition to train talented people from all over the world, regardless of their social background. Contributions paid each year by the Foundation's partners (companies and graduates) are used to finance need-based scholarships for students admitted to the school's programs. In 2018, 40% of IFM students received a scholarship from the IFM Circle.

Institut Français de la Mode's Foundation is hosted by the Fondation de France.

Becoming a member of Institut Français de la Mode's Foundation is a unique opportunity to create a long-term relationship with the school and to benefit from exceptional visibility on campus.

Companies

The Foundation builds a tailor-made partnership with each company in order to meet its specific objectives and challenges.

A range of diversified services may be implemented such as:

  • Visibility or recruitment operations.
  • Participation in academic projects.
  • Participation in the activities of the entrepreneurship cluster and the incubator at Station F.
  • Participation in the school's scholarship fund.
  • The creation of a nominative scholarship.
  • The creation of chairs.

Graduates

The Foundation gives alumni the opportunity to participate in fundraising, a unifying project, in order to provide tuition scholarships, cost of living grants or financial aid to help students buy their supplies. In 2018, 40% of IFM students received a scholarship from the IFM Circle.

Bérangère Pagès — Executive Director of the Foundation