Phone: +254 730 116 183
The Fundraising and External Relations section exists to coordinate the University’s fundraising initiatives to expand non-tuition revenue streams for the university, and to establish a robust coordination mechanism with USIU-Africa’s stakeholders to achieve overall effectiveness in fundraising and social investment programs.
Fundraising is important for the viability and success of USIU-Africa because education is essential to our individual and societal health, wealth, and peace of mind. Improved fundraising efforts are critical to provide access to educational opportunities as well as to improve the quality and further the causes of those who participate in USIU-Africa’s fundraising endeavours, you being one of them.
Three major functions that the Fundraising and External Relations section pursues are:-
1. Researching and cultivating a wide range of potential funders to the university programs and projects:
Eligible partners include viable agencies, corporates and institutions of good repute, located in any part of the world. Establishment of new partners is based on the following partnership principles:-
Non-academic partners should share a common purpose with USIU-Africa on long and short term objectives.
Both USIU-Africa and the identified partner should be able to provide knowledge, experience and skills for each to leverage and learn from one another.
The identified partner should abide by the existing intellectual property agreements that bind access to information, recognition and revenue sharing.
2. Generation of non-tuition revenue to support university development
Institutions of higher learning are increasingly looking towards their alumni and stakeholders to improve learning outcomes for future learners, in the spirit of “paying it forward”. United States International University–Africa has a long tradition of excellent financial stewardship. It is against this background that the University is consolidating efforts to establish strong partnerships and revenue diversification.
The need for comprehensive fundraising is core to USIU – Africa’s mission delivery, financial survival and continued relevance in the higher education sector. As a premier institution, USIU – Africa’s capacities and relationships for fundraising are already established and only require coordinated activation to achieve the set objectives.
USIU-Africa’s Annual Fund provides an excellent opportunity for past, current and future university constituents to participate in developing USIU-Africa’s learning environment. The Annual Fund’s target is KES 80 million in five years to attain broader fiscal health through attainment of non-tuition revenue. Everyone has a role to play in the realization of a strong and vibrant Annual Fund and the fundraising structure reflects this aspect. It is expected that all USIU-Africa constituents, including parents associated with the university, will pull their weight in contributing for the Fund.
3. Supporting the implementation of USIU-Africa CSR programs
Service to community is a distinctive mark of USIU-Africa learning outcomes. The Fundraising and External Relations sections maintains oversight of externally and internally focused Community Social Responsibility programs in collaboration with other divisions.
In the context of USIU-Africa, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) means environmental, social and economic performance and the impacts of such performance on internal and external stakeholders. In this case, USIU-Africa’s stakeholders are deemed to include alumni, employees, the Government of Kenya, local communities, partners, students, suppliers, and the international community.
Fundraising & External Relations Team
Fundraising & External Relations Officer
The Partnerships and External Linkages office has the mandate to fulfill the University’s aspirations by building a network of like-minded institutions, organizations, governments and individuals; and partnering with them to achieve the mission of the University.
The Office of Partnerships and External Linkages will work in the following sectors:
These relations fall under the following areas; but not limited to:
Partnerships & External Linkages Officer
Phone: +254 730 116 154
The USIU-Africa Alumni Association is a legal entity established on April 19, 1990 and registered under the Society Act, Laws of Kenya.
Over the years the number and caliber of members has been on the increase as supported by the introduction of academic programs both at undergraduate and post graduate.
Members of the association are drawn from over 51 nationalities around the world.
The USIU-Africa Alumni Association has partnered with United States International University- Africa (USIU-Africa) in supporting students through colloquium talks, networking initiative, fundraising activities,internships and the new mentorship program.
We are among the few alumni associations which are training alumni as mentors then integrate them in university sponsored and supported programs.
We are also the only association in Africa with an affinity product, the co-brand credit card with I& M Bank.
Attaining greater heights for alumni alma mater and the world.
To network leaders through successful communication, and mentorship
The purpose of this organization shall be to further the well-being of the college and its graduates by increasing interest in the college. We seek to promote and encourage close relationships among the students, faculty, administration, parents, graduates, former students and the local community by:
All opportunities for engaging alumni should be tracked by the Alumni Affairs Office. This will give the Alumni Association the opportunity to provide a report that contains measurable objectives/goals and real numbers that confirm how well we are doing.
The Alumni Association defines, ‘lasting relationships’ as a consistent connection to and engagement with the college. The College will benefit from alumni sharing their time, talent or treasure. Below are examples of quantifiable benefits in each area.
All financial obligations to United States International University -Africa must be cleared before transcripts can be released. Transcripts may not be picked up by another party unless the student has given written authorization with the request. The designated person will be expected to show a picture I.D. before obtaining the transcript.
A United States International University- Africa transcript is a complete record of a student’s enrollment at USIU-Africa. This includes all undergraduate and graduate courses. Partial transcripts are not available. In addition, United States International University - Africa will not provide customers with copies of another institution’s transcript that we may have in our possession.
For further information you may call United States International University - Africa, The Office of the University Registrar, at (+254) 730116000.
Maintaining your connection to USIU-Africa is important. If you move or your information changes, simply go to the USIU-Africa website and update your information. Be sure to include your e-mail address, telephone contacts so that you can be kept up to date on the latest news and activities.
Are you looking for a former classmate? A friend that you lost touch with? Visit our on-line community — "USIU-Africa Connection"
Being part of the USIU-Africa family is a lifetime commitment. As a graduate and loyal friend of United States International University, you never really leave the university behind; you are forever an integral part of the life of USIU-Africa. The USIU-Africa Alumni Association is your link to the university. We are proud to maintain that connection and engagement for our more than 19,000 alumni worldwide and offer a home away from home for our alumni and friends at The USIU-Africa Campus.
From that day in 19th April 1990 when USIU-Africa grads met to form the Alumni Association and register it as a legal entity through the office of the registrar of societiesto the present, USIU-Africa alumni have used their association to provide the link to the life of the University, its knowledge and discovery, its students and faculty, its heart and soul. Today, a wide range of programs, activities, communications, networking, and other services sustain and enhance that link. USIU-Africa graduates have made lives and careers in a, every part of in the nation, and more than 60 nationalities around the world. Two things make us an extended community: our USIU-Africa education and our USIU-Africa Alumni Association.
Through the Association, our alumni community finds a wealth of ways to give back to USIU-Africa, from scholarship support of promising students to global outreach for our graduates. As our alumni pool grows, even more will be expected from the Association-more ideas, more programs, and more connections. We can and will exceed those expectations-but only with your generosity and commitment.
USIU-Africa’s State of Minds is a lifetime opportunity and calling, and your Alumni Association is the connection to that opportunity. The Alumni Association Campaign priorities are to ,Create an Alumni Endowment fund and Support Alumni Association Programming.
Meet the Team
Principal Alumni Relations Officer
Tel: +254 730 116 818
Membership in the USIU-Africa Alumni Association is the best way to stay connected to USIU-Africa.
There are three ways to be a member. Please choose the method most convenient for you.
Please forward your correspondence to:
USIU-Africa Alumni Association,
P. O. Box 14634-00800