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Vérane Castelnau

Vérane Castelnau

Partner & Business Development Lead

+44 (0)7947 828759
vcastelnau@morepartnership.com
@veranefc

The country I am from – France – has a proud tradition of an active state which has institutionalised solidarity and generosity through taxation. I value how this ambitious re-distribution of wealth pays for liberty and equality in our society.

Yet for me, when the State provides for all social, cultural, health, educational services and infrastructures, I worry that we lose a little bit of our fraternité: the sense that we are bound together by something more than just obligation. To me, philanthropy is the answer: not as a substitute of state intervention but as a parallel and powerful movement where people consciously give and receive and can feel free but part of a whole.

Some I've worked with recently

  • EDHEC Business School
  • Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques
  • Institut Pasteur

Talents

  • International fundraising
  • Editorial and visual communications
  • Relationship building and stewardship
  • Project management
  • Event planning

Before More

  • Head of Fundraising communications for Sciences Po (Paris) and its €40m fundraising campaign and previously UK/US Alumni giving officer
  • Director of Communications for Lycée Français de New York
  • Project Manager for award-winning communications agency Angie, Paris
  • MA in Political science and International relations, Sciences Po (Paris)

Outside More

  • Always lots of friends and family over for dinner parties or longer stays at home in London or in our lovely farmhouse in Baie de Somme, France
  • Love all sports, both for fun and the thrill of competition. Former gymnast, now a runner, yogi and occasional tennis player
  • Always seem to be starting a new craft hobby whether porcelain painting, sewing, jewellery making, knitting or more recently print making. Just enjoy creating things, and being inspired visually
  • News addict
  • All of the above while being busy with my two boys and little girl