The Fondation LACOSTE
2006: creation of the Fondation LACOSTE
The Fondation LACOSTE, approved and administered by the Fondation de France, aims to help youth at risk find their way in life through golf and tennis.
Over 60,000 young people have received support from the Fondation since 2006.
It develops its own programs and supports non-profit organizations, on 4 continents, working with sports programs designed specifically for young players.
The Foundation supports projects dedicated to helping youth at risk develop better lives by discovering a different social-cultural environment through sports.
The Foundation supports a select number of organizations through multiyear partnerships, with a focus on partners located in key markets for the company and the brand.
12 000 young people are supported
by the Fondation LACOSTE in 2016
10 years of action
developing better lives for youth by discovering a different social-cultural environment through sports.
In 2016, the Foundation was active in nine countries: Brazil, Canada, United States, France, Israel, Morocco, Uganda, Portugal and Tunisia.
Since 2006, the Fondation LACOSTE has supported more than 40 partners in 22 countries: Afghanistan, Germany, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, Spain, France, Haiti, India, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, Mexico, Uganda, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Thailand, Tunisia, USA and Vietnam.
70 % of projects
supported outside France
FONDATION LACOSTE – GOUVERNANCE
The Fondation LACOSTE is chaired by Lacoste Beryl Hamilton, René Lacoste's granddaughter, under the auspices of the Fondation de France.
Béryl LACOSTE HAMILTON,
Representing the Lacoste family and President of the Fondation LACOSTE
The Executive Committee is composed of 9 members, including company representatives and qualified personalities.
President of the Robert Abdesselam Foundation
Representing Lacoste SA
Representing the Maus family
Véronique LACOSTE SMONDACK,
Representing the Lacoste family
Former 11th-ranking world tennis player, in charge of young players at the Fédération Française de Tennis
Rose-Marie VAN LERBERGHE,
Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the Institut Pasteur
JEAN VAN DE VELDE,
11 times 1st French Golf player, and member of the French Ryder Cup executive committee, in charge of the 2018 edition in France
Former Chief Executive Officer of the TF1 group and still Administrator of Bouygues Télécom, FNAC-DARTY and Tallandier Editions