SMU Annual fund
SMU Annual fund
The objective of the fund is to mobilize resources for the University in support of its noble vision of transforming health services through excellence and innovation. This vision is inhibited by lack of social welfare for our students. To this end SMU therefore calls upon you to partner with us in our plight to raise philanthropic money to meet SMU students’ immediate social needs.
Definition and Purpose
An annual fund is the catch-all term for general nonprofit fundraising. It encompasses all fundraising efforts including online solicitation, direct mail asks, email appeals, and more. It does not include money raised during capital campaigns or for endowment funds.
The fund is grown over time and the interest it earns can be used in areas where it is most needed. This means regular donations of any amount will make a difference to teaching and research excellence, scholarships, campus improvements, the student experience, and academic excellence at SMU.
We invite partners who have an interest in developing a tertiary education sector that will provide highly skilled, qualified candidates for the workplace to contribute towards the SMU Annual Fund. Such contributions can be linked to an organisations area of interest, and can attract tax benefits and BBBEE certification.
Programme Beneficiaries of the Fund
Join us in raising money to support the following student priority projects:
|SRC Fund||This fund is aimed at assisting the SRC programme on paying off students historic debts|
|Food security||The programme was conceived of following an observation that some of SMU students go a day without a decent meal. The programme therefore aim to mobilize resources in support of this need|
|e-Learning gargets||Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, SMU is challenged to support its learning project via a multi-modal approach. The fund therefore aims to help needy students with learning gargets such as laptop, tablets and the requisite data.|
|Scholarship programme||SMU is heavily reliant on NSFAS for student funding. This programme aims to augment the current bursary donor pool to the benefit of academically deserving yet needy students|
Way to Give
|Account Holder||Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University|
|Reference||Q013 – Annual Fund (Name & Surname)|
All pledges are treated as confidential. Importantly though, please note that all donations will be legible for the South African Revenue Services’ Section 18A certificate tax benefit at the end of the financial year
How to Contact Us
If you would like to partner with SMU please contact Mr. David Sedumedi, Director: Institutional Advancement and Internationalization for a follow up engagement on how we can partner in making a difference in the lives of our under privileged university students at David.Sedumedi@smu.ac.za / 082 882 9584.