Friends of IHES, Inc. is a tax-exempt charity organized in the United States. It was created in 1999 with the primary goals to increase the visibility of IHES (Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques) in the U­nited States, to coordinate the network of current and former American visiting scholars to the Institute, and to raise funds for IHES.

To date, more than $17 million have been raised by Friends of IHES to fund IHES’ visiting programme and scientific activity, and to organize events destined to the community of scientists and philanthropists that are part of the IHES community in the United States.

Friends of IHES, Inc. is a Public Charity under Section 170 (b) (1) (A) (vi) of the Internal Revenue Code and exempt from Federal Tax under Section 501 (c) (3).

Governing body
Michael R. Douglas: Chairman and President
Alexandra Lauvaux: Secretary
Mark Howard: Treasurer
Raphael Douady
Keith Hilles-Pilant
Sergiu Klainerman
Anne de Louvigny-Stone
Nikita Nekrasov
John Terilla
Daniel Totouom-Tangho
Benjamin Servenay
Ex Officio: Emmanuel Ullmo and Claire Lenz