Nearly 75 years after Nyenrode’s “founding fathers” (KLM, Akzo, Philips Electronics, Royal Dutch Shell, Unilever and many other Dutch multinational enterprises) took the bold step to create a private business school to prepare students for careers in international business, Nyenrode is alive and well. Many of its 17,000+ graduates became entrepreneurs, top management, marketing and financial officers in hundreds of firms and organizations worldwide.
Nyenrode continues to be in the vanguard of management education and offers on-campus BSc, MSc, MBA and PhD degree programs at the Nyenrode estate and castle in the original Brooklyn (in Holland), and at its Amsterdam location. And, no matter the length of the programme, for virtually all Nyenrodians, the Breukelen experience is unforgettable.
So, how can AFNU (the entity representing all North-America-based Nyenrode alumni), as well as any alumna and alumnus individually, contribute to Nyenrode’s future success? The most optimal way is to enable Nyenrode to grant its best applicants tuition support. This is why American Friends of Nyenrode University Inc. (“AFNU”) hopes you will consider a tax-deductible donation (or a pledge for a future donation) in support of Nyenrode’s Revolving Scholarship Program (“RSP”).
RSP-recipients pledge that, after graduation, they will make tax-deductible donations (equal to or greater than the grant received) to either AFNU, the Nyenrode Fund (SNF) or to Nyenrode directly. That way “old” alumni support “new” alumni. Donations from past RSP-recipients (per mid-2019, more than 300 MSc & MBA scholarships were made possible from donations of alumni worldwide) have already begun replenishing the funding pool.
Donations can be made by:
Sending a check to:
Sander Spierings, Treasurer
For on-line donations, go to www.AFNU.net, and select “Donate” on HomePage
Then make your contribution using PayPal, or a Credit Card through PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to use a credit card
Kindly note that the tax-deductible part of your gift will equal the actual donation minus the cost of the Delft Blue object
It is the contributions of Nyenrode’s alumni, worldwide, that enable Nyenrode to attract talented applicants who otherwise might have opted to study elsewhere. Recent history has already proven that the Revolving Scholarship Program instills an even greater bond between our scholarship recipients, Nyenrode, and its alumni donors. AFNU will be certain to share the occasional success-story with all of you, and stands ready to provide specific case-studies or additional relevant info upon your request.
On behalf of Nyenrode and its future star-students, AFNU thanks you in advance for your consideration, your generous donation and your continued support. Please contact AFNU’s Board Secretary (or any of us), with questions, suggestions or nifty ideas to further support our Dutch alma mater.
American Friends of Nyenrode University Inc. (“AFNU”) is a North-American not-for-profit public charity corporation (exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)3 of Title 26 of the United States Internal Revenue Code), whose primary objective is to support Nyenrode’s educational mission by raising funds for revolving scholarships for current and future students.
Governed by a Board of Directors, AFNU maintains periodic contact with approximately 700 alumni in the USA and Canada. In addition, AFNU supports occasional regional alumni gatherings around visiting Nyenrode delegations and dignitaries.
Since 2013, AFNU awarded 12 scholarships to promising Nyenrode candidates. In recent years, AFNU also hosted alumni events with Nyenrode’s president and faculty members in New York, Boston, Washington DC, Atlanta, San Francisco, Portland and Florida, and supported Nyenrode students’ participation in the Molson International Case Competition (Montreal), and other events.
Messages from AFNU Scholarship RecipientsHanna Elisabeth Waltsgott