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The Alfred Escher Foundation

Alfred Escher (1819-1882). Etching by Edouard Jeanmaire (1847–1916).

The Alfred Escher Foundation was established with charitable status in 2006. Various institutions and political bodies with close associations to Alfred Escher are involved in the foundation: Credit Suisse (set up by Escher as Schweizerische Kreditanstalt), Swiss Life (Schweizerische Rentenanstalt), and Swiss Re (Schweizerische Rückversicherungsgesellschaft), as well as the Canton and City of Zurich. Other cantons, the SBB (successor to the Swiss North-East Railway and the Gotthard Railway), and private institutions contribute substantial sums to the Alfred Escher Foundation's activities and projects.


List of donors