Rhodes University Trust USA logo  
News & Events Alumni Accolades Funding Needs Donation History Resources Create a Profile
  Rhodes University
Facts & Figures
Contact Info:
Rhodes University
Trust USA

Donovan Neale-May
Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Get active in South African Business Link to Experts

Sable Accelerator Logo



Giving to Rhodes University Trust USA

Type of Gifts

  • Unrestricted - Allows Rhodes University to use funds to support current needs.
  • Restricted - Allow donor to request gift to go to specific cause.
  • Endowment - Minimum gift of $500k allows donor to pay tribute. Principal is preserved and all or part of income is used to support purpose as designated by donor.

Gift of Assets


Donation History

Funds are solicited from Old Rhodians in the United States (over 400 people are currently listed in our database) and from American foundations interested in supporting education in South Africa. Over the years, fundraising efforts have helped with:

  • Scholarships and bursaries for disadvantaged students
  • Library projects
  • Purchase of computer equipment for residences

More recently, some of the most significant disbursements have gone to the following:

  • South East Academic Library Systems (SEALs) Project - $1.2 million
  • Rhodes University Centenary Campaign – $100,000
  • Sports Trust - $100,000
  • Alumni House Project - $50,000

View complete history of donation disbursements » (1993-2006)



We would like to recognize and thank the following U.S.-based alumni for their 2008/2009 contributions to the Rhodes University Trust and specific projects, programs and bursaries at Rhodes University in Grahamstown:

  • Tanya Accone
  • St Claire Adriaan
  • Paul J. Andersson
  • Sherwin Bryce-Pease
  • Gareth Howell
  • Lesley Mackellar
  • Ian McGregor
  • Donovan Neale-May
  • Cathrine Nelson
  • Adriane Parsons
  • Marcus Swanepoel
  • Marsha Torr
  • Gerrit Verschuur
  © 2006-2017 Rhodes University Trust (USA)