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VF Unlimited Philanthropy Forum

The vision and generous support of philanthropists—and of foundations in particular—are essential to the field of education and music. VF Philanthropy Forum aims to create a framework for reflection—for sharing knowledge across generations and for engaging and fostering philanthropic initiative—all in the context of the world’s most inspiring classical music festival. The Forum is presented in partnership by the Verbier Festival andSwiss Philanthropy Foundation.


Swiss Philanthropy Foundation

Music and Philanthropy: Impacting education together

Saturday 21 July, 2 to 3:30 pm
Cinéma de Verbier
Followed by refreshment at le Farinet, 3:30 to 4:30 pm

Music education has become a valuable tool to awaken intellectual development. Learn how music programmes and their supporters are creating bright futures for young people.

Conversation will be led in French; participation and questions are welcome in both French and English.



Michel Beytrison
Adjoint à la direction
Service de l’enseignement Valais romand

Vincent Faber
Executive Director
Trafigura Foundation

Hélène Vareille
Co-Founder & President
Vareille Foundation

Jorge Viladoms
Fondation Crescendo con la Musica

Etienne Eichenberger
Swiss Philanthropy Foundation

Generation Shift: Sharing knowledge and values between generations

Sunday 22 July, 3:30 to 5 pm
Centre Culturel du Hameau
Followed by refreshment from 5 to 6 pm

Through the context of music, this second conversation looks at the challenges and opportunities facing young people when it comes to inheriting—or not—knowledge, values and taste from generations before them.

Conversation will be led in English; participation and questions are welcome in both English and French.



Marina Mahler
Mahler Foundation

Peter Vogel
Debiopharm Chair of Family Philanthropy

Etienne Eichenberger
Swiss Philanthropy Foundation