The Philippine de Rothschild Corporate Foundation
To honour the memory of Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, who chaired Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA for over 25 years, and to pass on her passion for culture and the arts, in 2015 the family shareholders and Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA decided to create the Philippine de Rothschild Corporate Foundation.
The Foundation aims to reflect both a certain art of living which inspires our company and Philippine de Rothschild’s other professional lives and artistic interests, whether the theatre, cinema or opera.
The Foundation will support and encourage young authors, scriptwriters and playwrights who seek to propagate our culture by giving them access to resources that will help them bring their works before as wide an audience as possible. We will publish our artists’ works and help to promote or record them.
By rewarding and supporting the work of many talented individuals, the Philippine de Rothschild Corporate Foundation aims to nurture the inventiveness and skill which underlies the magic of artistic creation.
Values in the service of creativity
Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA and the family shareholders are thus setting themselves new challenges in remaining true to the values that have built a history and forged a legend.
Motivated by a concern to transmit the Rothschild family’s corporate and humanist values (summed up in the motto Concordia, Integritas, Industria), the projects supported by the Foundation must be in the public interest and be intended to last so that a record of them can be kept. Our patronage must enable these works of intellectual endeavour to be preserved, published, disseminated or filmed and hence to be accessible to future generations.
In compliance with current rules on corporate sponsorship and the Foundation’s by-law, candidate projects will have to comply with Article 3 of those by-laws, which defines its purpose as:
« To support public interest initiatives which are of a philanthropic, educational, scientific, social, humanitarian, family or cultural nature or help to enhance the artistic heritage, protect the natural environment or promote French culture, the French language and French scientific knowledge.
The Foundation may develop its own projects or support any private or public body which qualifies for the tax treatment set forth at Article 238 bis of the French Tax Code.
In cultural matters, the Foundation shall in particular promote the written word by supporting writers in the field of the performing arts.»
The members of the board of the Philippine de Rothschild corporate foundation are:
Mr. Philippe Sereys de Rothschild, Chair
Mr. Eric Bergman, Treasurer
Mrs Camille Sereys de Rothschild
Mr. Jean-Pierre de Beaumarchais
Mr. Julien de Beaumarchais de Rothschild
Mrs Marie-Louise Schÿler
Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA
Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA is a wine company based at Pauillac, in the heart of the Bordeaux winegrowing region. It has two distinct lines of business under a single management: making and marketing premium wines from the vineyards of the estates owned by GFA Baronne Philippine de Rothschild, and blending and marketing branded wines.
Since 1933, Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA has been motivated by a constant ambition: to make the world’s finest wines, each in its own category. Baron Philippe de Rothschild’s expertise and excellence are also to be found in Pays d’Oc and, outside France, in California and Chile.
Including subsidiaries in France and elsewhere, the company has over 600 employees.
True to the tradition of a family of great philanthropists and art lovers, Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA has supported many charitable and cultural projects.
At Mouton Rothschild, it presents two collections open to the public.
The Paintings for the Labels exhibition brings together the original artworks that have illustrated each vintage of Mouton since 1945 in a collection which includes some of the most famous names in modern art, such as Miró, Chagall, Braque, Picasso, Tàpies, Bacon, Dalí, Balthus, Jeff Koons, Lee Ufan and even Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales.
The Museum of Wine in Art, inaugurated in 1962 by André Malraux, then Minister of State for Cultural Affairs, is located in a former vat-room and includes very rare items of 17th-century German gold- and silverware, jugs, cups and goblets from the fabulous treasure of the kings of Naples, medieval tapestries, paintings, ivories, glassware and Chinese, Japanese and Persian porcelain.
Quite naturally, we have chosen a drawing of the Augsburg Ram to illustrate and symbolise the Philippine de Rothschild Corporate Foundation. One of the major pieces in the museum, the ram sculpted by Jacob Schenauer (1582-1608) is a unique example of the goldsmith’s craft, combining elegance and movement in a harmonious whole and immersing us in the eternity of artistic creation.
The Philippine de Rothschild Corporate Foundation will continue the unfailing commitment shown by Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA over many years.