Endowment fund

An endowment fund is a non-profit-making private legal entity. With a structure that is midway between a trust and an association, it is authorized to receive donations and bequests within an incentivised tax framework.

The School endowment fund, created on 1 November 2014, represents a sponsorship tool for imagining and reproducing initiatives of general interest for IMT Mines Albi, which are appropriate to both the scientific and humanist traditions of the School. Its vocation is to bring together main partners, as well as private donors, whether alumni or not, in support of the School.

Presentation flyer for the endowment fund

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 Management team

  • President : Narendra JUSSIEN
  • Treasurer: Philippe DE CORNELISSEN
  • Director René DAVID

The Endowment fund’s work

The Endowment fund draws on the School’s missions to support several action plans, including :

  • the ‘Cordées de la Réussite’ (‘Roped together for Success’) and the wider excellence programme called ‘Diversity and Equality of Opportunity’. More
  • support grants for international mobility, to partially cover the extra costs. More
  • company-sponsored research Chairs;

The first of these came into being in 2016 in cooperation with the Pierre Fabre group: Agile Supply Chain

What is a research Chair? :

An IMT Mines Albi research Chair can be characterized by the following aspects:

An original, innovative theme, corresponding to a common need that is recognised and established by both the School and the company, with long-term goals. It is important that the theme agreed upon should be differentiating (particularly with regard to other research and educational institutions), and that it should generate a positive image for the company and be jointly developed with them. A pre-established high-level team at IMT Mines Albi, involved in raising research funding, with a designated project leader.

  • It is possible to combine a research Chair with other types of cooperation simultaneously, overlaid or in succession
  • A climate of confidence between partners, the result of several years of regular contact
  • A significant financial investment by the company of at least three years
  • The research project must address genuine scientific breakthroughs that are potentially applicable. It is supported by a high-level team of teachers and researchers, a large number of whom will come from the research laboratories of Mines Albi.
  • A training project related to the scientific subject chosen for the research part of the Chair This training course, of a very high level, may take various forms: specific non-diploma courses, Masters 2 level courses (in French and English), Specialized Masters, etc.
  • An animation and dissemination plan for the knowledge gained through the theme of the research Chair aimed at the scientific community and the industrial community, with the objective of gaining recognition for the expertise and results obtained by the Chair.
  • Suitable, identified premises and resources (financial and human).
  • Governance of the Chair reliant on one or several monitoring committees and involving the company, offering it access to the research and especially to high-level international research as well as joint management of communication.

Become a donor

For companies

Becoming an Endowment fund donor means :

  • Benefiting from tax relief on part of your donation (-60% up to a ceiling of 0.5% of the total  pre-tax turnover)
  • Being recognised as a donor contributing to the progress of training and research at IMT Mines Albi, developing learning in engineering, contributing to entrepreneurship training, preparing the industrial managers of the future, assisting in the construction and extension of technology platforms, improving geographical coverage for economic development...
  • Benefiting from communication campaigns on actions taken;
  • Participating in events related to the Fund’s actions that  punctuate the life of the School;
  • Being part of fund-raising campaigns.

Some references of current partners: AgileaPierre FabreSolvayEngie...

Download the donation pledge form for companies

For former students and private individuals

Becoming an IMT Mines Albi Endowment fund donor means :

  • Benefiting from tax relief on part of your donation for individual income tax payers (-66%)
  • Being recognised as a donor contributing to the progress of training and research at Mines Albi, developing learning in engineering, contributing to entrepreneurship training, preparing the industrial managers of the future, assisting in the construction and extension of technology platforms, improving geographical coverage for economic development...
  • Benefiting from communication campaigns on actions taken;
  • Participating in events related to the Fund’s actions that  punctuate the life of the School

 

If you believe the School had some influence on your being where you are today, give it the means to provide for its future

Download the donation pledge form for private individuals  

Advantages of being a donor :

For companies:

In conformity with its operating charter, a specific recognition plan has been set up with donors who respect the principle of patronage. In accordance with article 238 bis of the General Tax Code, donations to an Endowment fund procure tax advantages to donors.

  • Donors benefit from a tax reduction, under the terms of the legislation applicable at the date of signature of the donation agreement (currently 60% of the donation can be offset against Corporation tax). A tax receipt indicating the amount of the donation for the year in which payment is made will be issued if your company is subject to French tax law.

For alumni and private individuals:

In accordance with article 200 the General Tax Code, donations to an Endowment fund procure tax advantages to donors. Donors benefit from a tax reduction, under the terms of the legislation applicable at the date of signature of the donation agreement (currently 66% of the donation can be offset in the form of a tax credit on income tax). A tax receipt indicating the amount of the donation for the year in which payment is made will be issued to you.