About the AU Development Office


Under the direction of James H. Salley, Associate Vice-Chancellor for Institutional Advancement, the Development Office, in accordance with its mission, assumes responsibility for performing the following functions:

Interpreting the programs and missioner needs of the university to local churches, districts, annual conferences, jurisdictions, general boards and agencies, and individual and corporate donors;

Developing and communicating the fund-raising priorities of Africa University;

Providing fund-raising planning, consultation, execution, and information services to the University community;

Identifying and cultivating volunteers and major and planned gift donors and volunteers;

Providing donor relations and stewardship services to University donors; and

Managing the development database and related gift processing systems.

The Development Office works closely with a group of volunteers called the Advisory Development Committee.  This advisory body assists in raising funds and friends for the advancement of Africa University.  In 2002, the AU Board of Directors established a Board Development Committee.  The Development Office relates directly to this board committee as well.