Other activities

The Foundation for Geneva participates alongside the federal and Geneva authorities in the organization and financing of prestigious events that bring together Geneva and the international community.


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The Fondation pour Genève supports the Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator (GESDA) program, which consists in identifying the importance and feasibility of future scientific breakthroughs and turning them into solutions.

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Every year, the Fondation pour Genève supports the Geneva Opera Pool, a gala evening at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, organized in collaboration with the City of Geneva, the Republic and Canton of Geneva, the Swiss Confederation and the International Geneva Welcome Centre (CAGI). Structured around an opera or a ballet premier and a cocktail, this evening offers an opportunity to bring together various circles – the private sector, political circles and the actors of International Geneva.

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Alongside the Fondation de l’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and the federal, cantonal and municipal authorities the Fondation pour Genève also participates in the organization of the United Nations Concert performed every October 24th, anniversary of the entry into force of the Charter of the United Nations in 1945.

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The banks: Pictet & Cie Group SCA, Lombard Odier & Cie SA, Credit Suisse Group AG, Mirabaud & Cie SA, Bordier & Cie, Reyl & Cie SA, UBS Switzerland AG – The companies: Richemont International SA, Litasco SA, ACE & Company SA, LS Travel Retail International SA, m3 GROUPE, MKS (Switzerland) SA, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA, Procter & Gamble International Operations SA, PSA International SA, Rolex SA – The institutions: Fédération des Entreprises Romandes Genève (FER), Services Industriels de Genève (SIG) – The foundations: Fondation du Domaine de Villette, Fondation Hippomène – The benefactors: Stéphane Barbier-Mueller, Rémy Best, Grégoire Bordier, Nicolas Brunschwig, Bertrand Demole, Claude Demole, Françoise Demole, Pierre Keller, Brigitte Lescure, Thierry Lombard, Yves Mirabaud, Yves Oltramare, Charles Pictet, Ivan Pictet, Nicolas Pictet, Renaud de Planta, Adam Said, Jacques de Saussure, Guy Waldvogel