Nineteen of South Africa’s 23 universities sought to participate in Kresge's first round of funding for advancement support. Five ultimately took part: four universities and a teaching hospital. Over five years, The Kresge Foundation awarded annual (but declining) operational support for each institution’s advancement operation, plus annual increasing bonus grants if the grantees met their annual fundraising goals. The initiative sought to build a community of trained advancement professionals, a set of institutions that can act as role models, and a group of university vice chancellors who understand how their role in advancement plays out in relationships with their students and alumni, cities, communities, local businesses and national government.
At each university, individual champions have brought Inyathelo's advancement work to life. And while they have built advancement functions on each campus, each campus has adapted their efforts to fit local conditions and needs. Read six stories of the people and faces behind Inyathelo the organization and from a few of the university partners. Read them here.
South African higher-education institutions see private giving increase threefold
Kresge-funded initiative strengthens four universities and a teaching hospital
Kresge Foundation funds efforts to strengthen South African universities
New grants to bolster private fundraising and advancement efforts
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