How will my donations be used?
Your donations are currently being directed towards building up 1) the sustenance funds for the University or 2) to support students with scholarships. These funds will be utilized to support the operational expenses of the University i.e., to support Faculty, Administration, Operations and Marketing. If you direct your donation towards a scholarship fund, then it will be applied to support students in countries such as Bharat, Nepal, Trinidad and Tobago, Fiji, Guyana and so on, where the cost of the courses may be high.
Can I designate my donation for a specific purpose?
At the moment, as a Donor, you have two choices: To give towards the general sustenance of the University or towards the scholarship funds. In the future, there will be many more opportunities to designate donations for specific purposes such as for the creation of a Professorship, or a Chair, a Department, a section of the Campus infrastructure such as a library, a conference center and so on. We will activate these soon once we have reached our sustenance funds goal, and we are ready to move forward with out infrastructure plans.
How will the scholarship funds be utilized?
Currently, we can support both continuing education as well as Graduate students with scholarships. Most of our continuing education students who are eligible for scholarships come from countries where the current cost of education in US dollars may be high. Our graduate students who are eligible to receive scholarships may come from any part of the world. Once, a scholarship is awarded, it will be applied in lieu of tuition fees, for the students.
Can I set up a named Graduate or Continuing Education Scholarship fund?
Yes, you can. However, the fund must have a reasonable amount for it to be named. For example, we can name a continuing education fund if it exceeds $10,000. A Graduate Scholarship fund should contribute at least $25,000 before it can be named. Such a named Graduate fund will be listed on our Advancement pages, and the Donor will be honored during our annual events.
What is our current fundraising goal?
Our current fundraising target for the year 2021 – 2022 (ending in March 2022) is $ 2.5 Million. These funds will be spent towards the sustenance of the University. Our longer-term goal is to raise $ 6 million in the next 2-3 years. The earlier we reach this target, the easier it will be for us to secure accreditation.
Can I set up a named Chair or Professorship at Hindu University of America?
Yes, absolutely. Please get in touch with us, and we can customize an opportunity for contribution, that will be meaningful for you as well as for the University, at its current phase of development. In the future, we anticipate many such named sections to emerge within the university.
Do we plan to set up endowment funds for the University?
Yes, we do. But we will get to it as soon as we complete our initial sustenance target of $6 Million. If however, as a Donor, if you or someone wishes to set up an endowment fund immediately, we can work with you to customize the giving opportunity.
Can I set up my own fundraising campaign?
Yes, You can. Please get in touch with us, and we will support you in setting up a campaign which you can share with your friends, acquaintances and well-wishers. You can also consider joining one of the campaigns we have already set up, and become a team member or even a team leader.
Can I set up a Legacy gift?
Yes, you can. A legacy gift will accrue from your estate, after your time. We can establish the gift now and honor you, with a named gift, if appropriate. Please get in touch with us, and we can set this up appropriately.
Can I join the Fundraising team, and help the University?
You are welcome to join us at any time. Please write to us, at email@example.com and we will connect personally on this topic.