The fund provides limited and temporary support for national and international students for whom VUB’s existing social services are insufficient or inaccessible. €225,000 was collected for the fund in less than a year, thanks to the efforts of the VUB Foundation and the support of 1,450 alumni, staff members, sympathisers and enterprises.
Five students who were able to continue their studies thanks to the support of the Relief Fund tell their story here anonymously:
About the VUB Foundation
The VUB Foundation raises philanthropic funds from enterprises, organisations and individuals. The VUB Foundation’s policy is based on the philosophy that for every philanthropic gift, there is a societal return. “Our goal for the VUB Caroline Pauwels Relief Fund is ambitious but also simple,” says VUB Foundation staff member Erkut Gultekin. “To raise as much funds to help as many students as possible. #LeaveNoOneBehind.”
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