New Student Arrival Day, 2018!
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
Tatiana G., Le Cerf, Slovakian: “Studying at Aiglon has allowed me to flourish in academics and explore nature’s beauty through expeditions and cultural trips, setting a path for my future. The people are what make Aiglon different from anywhere else; the friends you make and the experiences you have with them have shaped my personality and contributed to making me who I am today. The school's generosity has inspired me to help others and give back to the community. I hope one day I will be able to help other students achieve their goals just as others have helped me.”
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.
In case you haven't heard...
Aiglon alum Michel Gill departed the Netflix series House of Cards and is now appearing regularly in the USA Network's popular drama Mr. Robot.
Alumna Patricia Gucci ('76–'80) has written a book about her family and the tumultuous history of one of the world's most iconic fashion houses. In The Name Of Gucci: A Memoir is now available in bookstores and online.
Alumna Liz Stevenson (currently at Stanford) competed in World Cup skiing during the 2014–'15 season, placing 19th overall in the final ski cross standings.
Alumna Mita Corsini-Bland has established a reputation as one of New York's premier illustrators, specializing in watercolors of interiors. Italian Architectural Digest ran a ten-page spread of her work ('Rooms With A View') in their September 2015 edition.
*Classmate updates are for alumni information only. They are based on what is believed to be reliable information and do not constitute an endorsement of Aiglon College or the activities of the FOAC.
Traveling In Style
We're gearing up for this autumn's U.S. reunions and for the 70th Anniversary Reunion next year in Switzerland. Check back soon to see some of the spectacular auction items up for bid next June.
Three Aiglon alums in the hospitality business donated eye-popping travel packages to the 2016 auction, as did the school itself.
• A week at Siri Mendira Beach Villas In Bali, donated by Siri M.H.M. Preststulen
• Four nights at Phophonyane Falls Ecolodge in Swaziland, donated by Rod de Vletter
• Four nights in the Chalet La Renarde (La Tanière) in Villars, donated by Line Magnin
• A place at the Aiglon Summer School, donated by Aiglon
Many thanks for their generous support.