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Fundraising and Alumni Relations merge

The Development (fundraising) and Alumni Relations sections within UJ’s Advancement Division have been merged so that the two sections can work more closely and effectively.

“Alumni are critical to advancing the University and they often play a critical role in leveraging support for the institution,” says Karen Coetzee, Senior Manager Development and Alumni Affairs who will oversee the merged department.

The merged section will also be working a lot more closely with the Office of Government Relations, which has been beefed up with two additional staff members.

“This new arrangement means we have been able to streamline all of our activities and put greater emphasis on the University’s key strategic objectives. It is encouraging to see that in our engagements with alumni thus far, there has been considerable support for the initiatives we are putting in place,” says Coetzee.