Simón I. Patiño Foundation

How to support the Simón I. Patiño Foundation

A wide range of tailored options to suit our supporters.

Simón I. Patiño Foundation
8, rue Giovanni-Gambini
1206 Geneva / Switzerland

Tel.: +41 (0)22 347 02 11
Fax : +41 (0)22 789 18 29

The Foundation's wide range of activities benefits many different segments of the population via specifically tailored programmes. The Foundation operates totally independently and does not receive any government support. However, it very much welcomes the support of companies, organisations or private individuals who would like to help the Foundation in general or any of its Centres or specific activities. A partnership can be developed in many ways which can, for example, allow corporate donors to implement their social responsibility programmes through the Foundation. 

The Foundation works within the framework of the donor's requirements and objectives in order to prepare a mutually agreed project to be implemented in partnership, or by the Foundation with the donor's financial support.

If you would like to find out more how you or your business can benefit through its support of the Simon I. Patino Foundation, please contact:

Simón I. Patiño Foundation Geneva
Tel: +41 (0)22 347 02 11

Simón I. Patiño Foundation Board (*Members of the Executive Board):

  • Benoît Merkt, President*
  • Nicolas du Chastel, Vice President*
  • Grégoire de Sartiges, Secretary*
  • Felipe Ortiz-Patiño
  • George E. Ortiz
  • Jacques de Vaucleroy
  • Federico Foglia
  • Elisabeth de Watteville

General Director :
Frédéric Debray

Director Strategy and Development :
Laurent Thonon

Administrative and Financial Director :
Ignacio Oficialdegui

Head of University Scholarships and Cultural Activities in Switzerland :
Arnaud Dubouchet

Project coordinator and Executive assistant :
Valérie Gautier