By Julie Carpentier
When philanthropy and wine come together…
The BSB Foundation was established in 2014 with the realization that 20 % of its students were actually requiring financial support; it sets its goals around 3 main objectives: Excellence, Equality, Entrepreneurship.
It has since delivered more than 500 scholarships thanks to the support of many sponsors, companies and alumni alike.
With the continued need for more financial support, it was natural that the wine community was a good place to partner with since one of BSB’s main strategic focus’ has come to be through its dedicated institution of worldwide reference, the School of Wine & Spirits Business.
Thanks to 2 members of the Foundation Executive Committee, Jeremy Seysses and Antoine Prudent, we created a “Donor Wine Club” reaching out to the wine community and looking at ways to raise funds to support our students. Leveraging their network, they came up with the idea of a fundraising event through a wine auction leading us to today’s first and finest edition: “I (wine) a dream”.
Thankyou to all the generous donors for their prestigious wine! And thankyou to Baghera/wines for making it possible through their platform, and for allowing philanthropy and wine to come together!
President of the BSB Fondation | Alumni 1983