How to Help

As a not-for-profit run school, Aiglon is proud that 100% of its resources are directed towards students and the student experience.

As a result, we rely on our alumni, parents and friends to help us ensure that our values and educational vision are carried into the future. Philanthropy enables us to go beyond the operational budget to enhance the student experience, and we are delighted that our community of supporters has embraced our development programme. This programme comprises funding for merit-based scholarships and an initiative to maintain and upgrade our Alpine campus.

Not right now? Learn about other (non-financial) ways you can help.

Initiatives & Areas of Need

Aiglon Scholarship Fund

Aiglon Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Programme

The Aiglon Scholarship Fund is the School's flagship fund that supports Aiglon’s commitment to maintaining a diverse and talented student body.

Campus Development Fund

Campus Development Fund

Campus Master Plan

Our campus master plan provides a roadmap for projects big and small that align with Aiglon’s commitment to reinforcing its position as one of the world’s leading international boarding schools.

All fundraising initiatives:
Scholarships

Aiglon Scholarship Fund

The Aiglon Scholarship Fund is the School's flagship fund that supports Aiglon’s commitment to maintaining a diverse and talented student body. We recognise that there are students for whom access to a school like Aiglon is impossible. It is our ambition to widen the access to students from across the globe in the hope that in the future they become agents for positive change and enhance the reputation of the school. This is a current-use fund, which may be spent in part or in full at any time by the School. Awards are set against tuition and residential costs and may include reasonable additional expenses incurred while a student attends Aiglon.

Emergency Relief Fund

Aiglon responds to Covid-19 with the creation of the Aiglon Emergency Relief Fund to support students affected by the pandemic.

Covid-19 knows no borders, political affiliations, or background. As the pandemic spreads and continues to evolve, we are committed to taking additional proactive measures to protect our community, on and off campus. Our scholarship students, in particular, may be struggling to cover unexpected costs related to travel, technology access, health and wellness, and other unforeseen circumstances.

Your gift to Aiglon counts now more than ever.

100% of all donations to the Aiglon Emergency Relief Fund will directly support our students’ most urgent needs as they adapt to changing circumstances. This fund was created to provide financial assistance to Aiglon students facing financial challenges brought on by natural disasters, or a current social, economic, or health crisis. Please consider offering your support during this challenging time.

Summer School Scholarship for Alumni Children Fund

The Summer School Scholarship Fund for Alumni Children was created as a means-tested award to facilitate sending alumni children and grandchildren to the Aiglon Summer School for up to two weeks. The School is committed to providing opportunities for students to benefit from an Aiglon education regardless of capacity to meet the cost of tuition.

SEBA CZ Scholarship Fund

The Seba CZ Scholarship was set up in memory of Sebastiano Calleri-Zavanelli (Belvedere, 1992), who lost his life on Mount Kenya.

Seba loved Aiglon, and one expedition in particular made a lasting impact. In December 1990, Seba visited the remarkable Starehe Boys Centre in Nairobi, Kenya - a school that had just become the first member of Round Square on the African continent. Seba was very impressed by his experience there. Messages such as 'Aim High' (Natulenge Juu, the school's motto) and 'From those to whom much has been given much will be required' left a deep mark on him.

A little over a decade later, just weeks before his fateful trip to climb the treacherous Mount Kenya, he spoke to his mother about how he had recognised that his Aiglon experience had shaped him, and how he wanted to see others less fortunate than himself able to access an education of quality, regardless of their means. It had become a matter of importance to him.

Seba did not return from his last adventure, but his mother did not forget his words. Together with Seba's employer and team of equity investors in London, she set about raising money to establish an enduring scholarship fund in Seba's name. In 2011 the first Seba CZ Scholar, David Kimondiu (Belvedere, 2013), joined Aiglon from Starehe Boys Centre. After graduating from Aiglon, David completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford. His life has been transformed by the opportunities made possible by Seba’s vision and the by the generosity of his friends, colleagues and family.

Campus Development

Campus Development Fund

The tradition of philanthropy has underpinned the development of Aiglon’s campus throughout our history. From the first permanent home bought for the School in 1955, Clairmont, to the John Corlette Building in 1996, to the Tony Jashanmal Sports Centre built in 2012, the generosity of Aiglon families has supported, enhanced, and sped up the process of our campus development.

Our campus master plan provides a roadmap for projects big and small. Over the past five years we have delivered a new girls boarding house, completed major refurbishments to the Parsons Building, Le Cerf, and Clairmont. We have acquired new roadside buildings to further secure our campus, and completed many smaller enhancements that directly impact the student experience.

What does the future hold? The master plan’s most important focus is the creation of improved boarding facilities for boys. Besides a multiyear renovation of Alpina, a new Belvedere boarding house will be built on a site at the top of campus, behind Alpina. The existing Belvedere building will be redeveloped as a classroom and learning complex that connects with the Parsons Building. We will be breaking ground on the new boarding house in the spring.

Additionally, we continue to refine the concept for a new assembly building at the heart of our campus, incorporating dining facilities, addressing two core areas of collective residential school life.

These are ambitious projects, but they align with Aiglon’s commitment to reinforcing its position as one of the world’s leading international boarding schools. We are forever grateful to Aiglonians who choose to partner with us and support us in bringing these projects to life.

Endowment

William Cargill Endowment Fund

The William Cargill Endowment Fund was created in memory of the late William Cargill (Belvedere, 1974), a former student and governor of Aiglon. William recognised the importance of establishing alternative sources of funding for Aiglon and advocated the building of a significant School endowment.

Initially established with donations from William’s friends, family and colleagues, the fund welcomes donations from Aiglon alumni and friends. In keeping with William’s ideas and principles, the Fund is intended to grow until it is capable of providing, through earnings, a significant contribution to Aiglon’s annual income.

In its initial stage, therefore, earnings will only be expended in times of exceptional need, and will normally be reinvested to grow the Fund. In the long term it is the intention that the returns on the endowment will become a regular part of Aiglon’s annual income.

John Corlette Endowed Scholarship Fund

Named in honour of Aiglon’s founder and first headmaster, the John Corlette Endowed Scholarship Fund supports Aiglon’s commitment to maintaining a diverse and talented student body. This Fund is intended to grow until it is capable of providing, through earnings, student financial awards set against tuition and residential costs and may include reasonable additional expenses incurred while a student attends Aiglon College. To that end, the principal funds shall not normally be spent.


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