The Class of 2019—The Journey to Graduation
Aiglon 25—How it all began.
The FOAC has published a new edition of Patrick Roberts’ early history of the school. While a lot of water has flowed over the dam since 1974, Patrick’s narrative gives readers some insight into John Corlette’s remarkable vision and tenacity. Aiglon came within inches of collapsing numerous times before it found sound footing. Only JC’s grit kept it afloat. This is a fascinating read for any Aiglon alum. Proceeds from sales will be used by the FOAC for future alumni initiatives, including helping to build and organize a school archive. Order your copy now on most Amazon sites worldwide (In the U.S., click here).
Support Aiglon’s Success
Thank you for your interest in reconnecting with Aiglon. We hope you'll also take a few minutes and help support the school by donating to one or more of our several funds. Your gift will help ensure that Aiglon remains at the forefront of international experiential education, providing an unparalleled experience for new generations of impressive students from around the globe.
The Aiglon Advancement Office and staff are always pleased to work with you to structure gift opportunities that ensure your philanthropic goals are met while best supporting the school's various needs. The Friends Of Aiglon College, Inc. (U.S.) is a 501(c)(3), and contributions to the FOAC are tax deducible for U.S. taxpayers, subject to compliance with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service code.
If you would like to speak to the FOAC president regarding a gift, please contact Noel Thompson using the message form, email address, or phone numbers on the Contact page.
Gifts of all sizes are needed and appreciated. We hope that all our parents, grandparents, alumni, alumni parents, and friends will make Aiglon an annual philanthropic priority.
Your Gifts At Work
Koome Gikunda was born in Kenya and first attended school in Nairobi. In 1997, after a chance encounter with a delegation from Aiglon at a Round Square Conference meeting, he was awarded a scholarship to study on the Mountain. The rest, as they say, is history—and remarkable history at that. The following is his story, told in his own words to the graduating class at the 2015 commencement ceremony in Chesières.
Koome talks about his Kenyan upbringing and his remarkable good fortune to be picked as an Aiglon scholarship student. It was alumni generosity that helped make his amazing "luck" possible and, as a consequence, the luck of countless others who have now benefited from his philanthropy and significant investments in his native Africa. Here's the evidence your donations don't just benefit Aiglon, they can help change the world, or at least a corner of it. You can read Koome's bio here. The video is just under 13 minutes long.