Lazard Frères Gestion-Institut de France Foundation as the “Best Art & Culture foundation” of the year

The Lazard Frères Gestion-Institut de France Foundation has been awarded the “Grand Prix de la Philanthropie 2022” in the Art and Culture category. This distinction rewards our initiatives by underlining the Foundation’s commitment to the protection and enhancement of artistic and cultural heritage.

Organized by the Ficade Group, publisher of Gestion de Fortune, Décideurs Magazine, Investissement Conseils and Profession CGP, the “Grand Prix de la Philanthropie” is awarded each year to financial sector patrons.

We are delighted that the organizers have chosen to reward the Lazard Frères Gestion-Institut de France Foundation this year for its actions in the field of art and culture.

Created in 2020, the Lazard Frères Gestion-Institut de France Foundation works to protect and enhance our heritage. In two years, its initiatives have supported the restoration of works of art and manuscripts, promoted the place of women in artistic creation, and supported educational projects, in particular through the support given to students at the National Institute of Heritage and the National Superior Music and Dance Conservatory in Paris.

Prior to the creation of its Foundation, Lazard Frères Gestion had funded other philanthropic projects, including the restorations of Eugène Delacroix’s Christ in the Garden of Olives in 2017 and the Iron Cabinet of the National Archives in 2019.

The awards ceremony took place on October 24 at the Institut de France. The Foundation’s award was given to François-Marc Durand, Chairman of Lazard Frères Gestion.

François-Marc Durand, Chairman of Lazard Frères Gestion – October 24, 2022 – Institut de France

Article written on 14 November 2022. Methodology available from the organisers.

Photo credits:

  • Restoration of Pierre Dulin’s painting at the Hôtel des Invalides, 2020-2021. Copyright Paris – Musée de l’Armée / Anne-Sylvaine Marre-Noël.
  • Naia Dobrota, Classical dancer from the CNSMDP preparing for the Prix de Lausanne, 2021.
  • Héloïse Luzzati, cellist and founder of the association Elles – women composers. Copyright Capucine de Chocqueuse.

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About the Lazard Group (31/12/2021):

The Lazard Group, founded in 1848, is active in financial advisory and asset management. With more than 3,000 employees in 27 countries, it manages $274 billion in assets worldwide.

Lazard Frères Gestion is the asset management company of the Lazard Group in France, specialising in investments in listed securities. To advise its institutional and private clients, it benefits from all the expertise of a major asset management company backed by a powerful international group present in all major asset classes, with a presence in all major geographical areas and a global research team of over 100 analysts dedicated to asset management. For more information on Lazard Frères Gestion, please visit Follow LFG on @LazardGestion.

About the Institut de France:

Created in 1795, the Institut de France’s mission is to provide the five academies with a harmonious framework for working towards the perfection of letters, sciences and arts, on a non-profit basis. As a major patron of the arts, it encourages research and supports creation through the awarding of prizes, scholarships and grants (nearly 25 million euros distributed each year through its sheltered foundations). Placed under the protection of the President of the Republic, it is also the guardian of an important heritage, starting with the Palais du quai de Conti, four libraries including the Mazarine library, and numerous residences and collections bequeathed to it since the end of the 19th century. These include the Château de Chantilly, the Domaine de Chaalis, the Musée Jacquemart-André, the Château de Langeais, the Manoir de Kerazan and the Villa Kérylos.