Strong Results for The Campaign for AU

The Campaign for Africa University—an ongoing effort to raise $50 million to enhance teaching and research, campus infrastructure, and student access through scholarships—continues to post strong results. The campaign has raised more than $41.5 million in cash and pledges, about 82 percent of the goal, as of August 31st.

More than half of the overall campaign receipts to date, $22.6 million, have been in the form of unrestricted gifts to the Africa University Endowment Fund. In addition, churches and individual donors have prioritized endowed scholarships ($10.6 million), capital projects ($3.2 million), and endowed chairs ($3.1 million), in their giving.

Contributions to the campaign in Africa are growing, with most of the gifts being designated to student scholarships. Between 2013 and 2017, the university received about $1.5 million in gifts to the campaign in Africa. The university is reporting gifts to the campaign in Africa totaling more than $464,000 as of August 2018. Currently, the top three sources of campaign gifts in Africa are multilateral organizations, foundations, and churches.