Suzy Antounian joins KBFUS board
We are proud to announce that Suzy Antounian joined our Board of Directors. Suzy is the Chief Operating Officer of the World Affairs Council of Northern California. Previously, she was Senior Vice President overseeing the Global Philanthropy Forum and the African Philanthropy Forum. Prior to joining World Affairs, Suzy helped establish the American University of Armenia. Read more about our board.
Finding new friends for the University of Nairobi
Established in 1956 as the Royal Technical College of East Africa, the University of Nairobi boasts an alumni base of over 200,000. These include cabinet ministers, business executives, entertainers and a Nobel laureate. Like many educational institutions across the globe, it is seeking to diversify its sources of funding. U.S. based alumni can now support their alma mater through the University of Nairobi US Fund.
KBFUS speaks out at Culture Business
KBFUS is sponsoring Culture Business, the international conference dedicated to fundraising in the arts, which is gathering in New York City on June 28-29. Our Executive Director will speak on the topic Tapping Into American Generosity. As the leading resource for philanthropic giving from the U.S. to Europe and Africa, KBFUS has facilitated contributions of cash and artworks to numerous cultural institutions overseas.
Explore contemporary art in Uganda
Through a contribution to Friends of 32° East | Ugandan Arts Trust, you can now support Ugandan artists creating experimental, innovative and challenging works. The Ugandan Arts Trust focuses on the exploration of contemporary art. It developed a multi-purpose resource center in Kampala to provide accommodation, work studios, an art library and computers for its artists-in-residence.
University of Helsinki opens new fund at KBFUS
Established in 1640, the University of Helsinki is the largest institution of academic education in Finland. UH ranks among the top 100 universities in the world and is a member of the League of European Research Universities, an association of the leading research-intensive universities in Europe. Supporters in the U.S. can now make tax-deductible gifts to the American Friends of the University of Helsinki.
PAID trains African executives in the field of development
The Pan African Institute for Development (PAID) was launched in 1965 in Switzerland to train African students in the field of sustainable development. It has since grown to include five regional campuses across Africa, partnerships with leading institutions worldwide, and a network of 15,000 alumni. Donors can now support PAID’s training programs through a contribution to its American friends fund.