Friends of Ecole normale supérieure Foundation


Friends of Ecole normale superieure Foundation (Friends of ENS) is a publicly-supported charitable organization under Section  501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code .
The charitable purposes of Friends of Ecole normale supérierue Foundation are :
- To sponsor and provide financial and other assistance to higher institutions in France among them the Ecole normale supérieure;
- To promote general higher education by encouraging, supporting, and promoting higher educational institutions in France and their respective facilities and educational training and research projects;
- To support projects by educational instructions in France and, in connection therewith, implement, promote and support higher education scholarship programs, including for masters and graduate education, and funding for higher educational courses.


Board of Directors

Friends of Ecole normale superieure foundation is governed by a board of directors.

President & Chairman : Philippe Camus, ENS 1967 S, Senior Advisor of Evercore, Chairman of Aptamir (Biotech) and founding member of Fondation Lumiere (Necker Hospital in Paris)

Vice President : Frédéric Worms, President of Ecole normale superieure

Secretary & Treasurer : Yacine Dolivet, ENS 1999 S, Quantitative Researcher, Citadel Securities

Directors :

  • James E.Rothman, Yale University, Sterling Professor of Cell Biology, Chair of Cell Biology, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2013), ENS Doctorate Honoris Causa
  • Elizabeth Le Bras, Product Owner Digital Intelligence, L’Oréal

Donor Testimonies

Phillipe Camus

(President of Friends of ENS)

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"ENS Fondation continues to support innovative projects such as QBio and continually works towards being responsive to the needs of students and researchers all over the world."

Jean-Marie Guéhenno

(Former French Diplomat & inaugural Kent visiting professor at Columbia University)

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"To me, giving to ENS means being able to give to an institution whose teachings continue to guide me in both my professional and personal life, those of independence, lifelong learning, and open-mindedness”

Pierre-André Chiappori

(E. Rowan and Barbara Steinschneider Professor of Economics at Columbia University)

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"The ENS hosts some of the very best research teams in the world. The Foundation allows their ideas and advances to be disseminated to a large audience in a non-technical manner. It is one of many reasons why I plan to continue to support ENS Foundation in years to come"

Friends’ Support for the ENS International Capital Campaign

The Friends endorse the ENS international capital campaign.  This runs through 2022 and looks for support to businesses, individuals (alumni and others) and foundations, in Europe and in the US.
The three main campaign objectives are:

1.Funding Research and training in four cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary themes.

Designed to bolster and develop research and education at ENS, these themes are linked to the great scientific questions and societal issues of today and tomorrow:

  • AI and Data Science,
  • Quantitative Biology,
  • Globalization,
  • Climate Change & Earth

2.Encouraging a strategy of growth, openness and student profiles inclusiveness

With an ambitious program of scholarships to attract international students and support the ones who need funding during their studies.

3.Renovate and preserve the ENS Heritage

École normale supérieure has several renovation projects for its historical buildings at rue d'Ulm, and is constructing a building to house its new quantitative biology department. ENS’s famous library needs renovation and funds to purchase new collections and restore an irreplaceable collection of ancient books.

How to make a gift?

We thank you warmly for your support.  Below are the ways to make a gift to Friends of Ecole normale supérieure Foundation.  The Friends are always happy to consider advice on the use of gifts.  However, by law, final disposition of all gifts rests with the Friends’ Board of Directors.

By Check
Please, download and complete the Donor form
and send your check to:
Friends of ENS c/o BLUESTONES Services
9690 Deereco Road, Suite 500
Timomium, MD 21093

By Bank Transfer
Contact: Caroline Guény-Mentré
Tel: +33 07 83 55 46 05


By Paypal

Administrator of Friends of ENS Foundation
Allison Moore
Tel:+1 (410) 543-2126 ext. 101

For information about ENS and Fondation de l’ENS, please contact:
Caroline Gueny-Mentre
Tel: +33 (07) 83 55 46 05

Mis à jour le 13/12/2023