President’s message

To whom, where and how? While donors know why they want to give, the wide range of needs and opportunities presents a true challenge. Their giving may be occasional or recurrent, provide support for one or many causes, and do so locally or on several continents. Once these choices have been made, one must ensure the projects run smoothly and create impact. It is precisely to help private donors engage in long-term philanthropy that Lombard Odier has set up Fondation Philanthropia in 2008. Our team of experts and a flexible structure allow donors to achieve their aspirations with complete peace of mind.

We have the privilege to work with inspiring individuals and families who care about making a difference in the lives of others and we would like to thank our donors for the trust they have placed in us. The Foundation now operates twenty-one personal funds, and has received over 110 million Swiss francs in donations, of which over a third has already been distributed or committed, thus honoring the missions with which our donors have entrusted us.

In 2016, the Foundation has distributed 6,3 million Swiss francs to organizations working all over the world in fields ranging from combating social exclusion to cancer research. We wish to thank and commend all our donors for their generosity and our partners for the results they have achieved.

We look forward to welcoming new donors to Fondation Philanthropia and continuing to share our passion and experiences with them.

Denis Pittet
President of the Board of Trustees