A History of Giving Back at EHL
From humble beginnings, Jacques Tschumi started EHL as a pioneer in customer experience excellence. Servant leadership was part of the DNA in 1893 and it persists to this day. Many examples throughout the past 130 years highlight the culture of giving back at EHL but maybe none exemplify this ethos more than the extraordinary contribution from the alumni association in the 1940s. In 1942, emerging from the darkness of the Second World War, and at the direction of then president Hermann Schmid, alumni donated nearly 2.7 Million CHF (adjusted using the Swiss wage equivalent), to allow the school to open its doors again and continue delivering on the mission of educating the leaders of the future. This fundraising campaign exemplifies the determination and the giving spirit of our EHL community, past and present.
Today, your support allows us to honor this legacy by facilitating access to the exceptional EHL educational community.
(Photo: Alumni Association, undated)