Friends of Bocconi University

    Friends of Bocconi University was established in 2013 as the alumni and fundraising organization of Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in the U.S.  Its mission is to strengthen the community of Bocconi alumni based throughout the United States, to provide a means to make a tax-deductible donation and to advance the University's reputation as a renowned institution in the U.S. market.  Through its programs in fundraising and alumni relations, Friends of Bocconi University supports Università Bocconi to fulfill its historic mission to provide excellence in research, scholarship and teaching to the global community.
 
Friends of Bocconi University is a volunteer-based organization, driven by a Board of prominent and established business professionals in the U.S. who seek to give back to an institution they hold in high esteem.  The efforts of Friends of Bocconi University will serve Università Bocconi, its students and its faculty, to access more opportunities not only in the United State but beyond.  The Board of Directors aims to grow a vibrant and engaged community of alumni and friends and to strengthen the stature of Bocconi in the United States and, by extension, around the world.  A list of the Board of Directors is available.
 
Since May 2016 the Board of Directors of Friends of Bocconi and the organization's activities has been supported by a full-time member of staff, an Executive Director.  Based in New York, the Executive Director reports to the Board and her primary function is to develop and organize all events, fundraising activities and campaigns for Friends of Bocconi University, under the direction of the Board.  The Executive Director also acts as a key liaison between the University and alumni and friends in the United States. Feel free to contact Leila Horn, Executive Director, leila.horn@friendsofbocconi.org.
 
Bocconi has over 115,000 alumni worldwide, with more than 3,000 alumni in the U.S. and 800 in the New York metro area.  Friends of Bocconi University, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization and a registered 501(c)(3) corporation.  
 
In North America, there are currently 9 cities with communities of Bocconiani formally organized as Alumni Chapters.  These include
These Alumni Chapters are led by alumni volunteers. If you are interested in receiving event information or becoming involved please contact Maya Yazbeck maya.yazbeck@unibocconi.it, Alumni Engagement in the University's Development and Alumni Engagement Division.
 
Friends of Bocconi University was founded as part of the campaign Una sfida possibile—Within Our Reach—the first capital campaign of its kind conducted by an Italian university.  To date, Within Our Reach has raised €99 million toward its €120 million goal. 
 
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