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The Joseph K. Adjaye Endowed Student Resource Fund

Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
108 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 30, at 11:59 PM EST
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Thank you for your generous support!

January 05, 2021

Thank you to all our supporters!  

We reached our goal, and we could not have done it without your generous support. We raised $10,000 to match the family’s gift of $10,000 to honor the legacy of the founding director of the African Studies program, late Professor Joseph E.K. Adjaye. The student resource fund in his memory will be used to support students seeking opportunities to experience Africa firsthand through study abroad, research or internships. The fund will help current and future students in perpetuity by providing scholarships and program support. Joseph had a deep passion for educating students and believed that giving them a chance to experience a place or another country firsthand was integral in helping them appreciate the history, diversity, and culture from international perspectives. We are delighted to honor Joseph through this fund that will continue to support his vision of giving students first-hand experiences of Africa. We hope the fund will encourage students to continue to seek opportunities to develop their global competency skills.  

Thank You!

November 23, 2020

Thank you so much to all of our supporters! With your overwhelming support we have reached our goal. We appreciate everyone who has generously given to our campaign.  There are still 7 days left! We know that there are still many alumni, colleagues, friends and family who still plan to give. We are counting on you to help us keep the momentum going for a very worthy cause.  The endowed student resource fund will honor the memory of Joseph and his lasting legacy as a dedicated educator whose impact is far reaching. We are filled with gratitude for all the support!

We're Halfway There!

November 03, 2020

Dear Supporters,


Thank you for a successful start to our campaign! We greatly appreciate the generosity of alumni, faculty, staff, family, and friends! We are off to a good start and we are counting on you to keep the momentum going.


We have reached 51% of our goal to raise $10,000. If you have not yet joined our campaign, we encourage you to join us and donate to help us reach our goal. And also, please continue to share with your friends and networks. We have 27 days to go, and we are confident that with your continued support we can achieve our goal. The endowed student resource fund in honor of Joseph will have a lasting impact and make a difference in the lives of our students for years to come. 


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The African Studies Program was established in 2001 and is 19 years old!



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