Thanks to all our Alumni and Friends who helped make our campaigns so successful since 1991.
March 15, 2018
Dear Fellow Alumni,
The Board of Directors of The Friends of the University of Nottingham; America Inc. are most grateful for your generosity in supporting our mission to aid the University of Nottingham and to provide assistance to students attending the University through scholarships, grants and endowments.
We are pleased to have helped our alumni community for over 25 years. In recent years, FUNAmerica has funded a multi-million dollar perpetual scholarship fund for financially disadvantaged students attending the University – extending a programme initiated by a generous donor.
Since our inception, we have helped the University in its out reach efforts to Alumni in North America, hosting events for Alumni to meet and renew friendships and develop working connections with fellow graduates. With encouragement from the Board it has been gratifying to see a significant increase in the direct efforts of the University to connect with and manage alumni relations here.
Due in part to the success of the University’s efforts, the initial rationale for the establishment of the organization has waned. After due consideration of alternatives, the Board of Directors concluded that our efforts were now largely duplicative of many of the University’s new initiatives and that it is important that alumni outreach efforts and funding support be streamlined. The Board decided unanimously to dissolve the organization, and with agreement from the States in which we operate, we will cease to operate in the near future.
All of this would not have been possible were it not for the countless hours of volunteer alumni enthusiasm, your generously offered talents and the cumulative financial donations given to our organization in furtherance of our mission. We thank you.
P.S. For those wishing to continue to donate, and we hope that you will, the University has established a link with the British Universities and Schools Foundation (BUSF) https://www.bsuf.org/donate/