Welcome to the American Swiss Foundation
The American Swiss Foundation is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1945 to preserve and strengthen the historic friendship between the United States and Switzerland.
The main program of the American Swiss Foundation is a Young Leaders Conference, held annually in Switzerland since 1990. Alumni of the Conference now number almost 1,000 leaders in both countries. Other events include an Annual Dinner in New York featuring a national or international keynote speaker, and Young Leaders reunions and public discussion events in various U.S. locations and in Switzerland.
A private, non-profit organization, the Foundation is chaired by Steven G. Hoch
, Co-founder and Partner of Highmount Capital LLC, and directed by Patricia Schramm
, President. Ambassador Faith Whittlesey
, who chaired the Foundation for almost 20 years, serves as Chairman Emeritus. The Foundation focuses on developing and managing various activities of its own, rather than serving as a funding source for outside programs.