IUGB FOUNDATION INC

Educating Global Leaders of Tomorrow

Atlanta, GA   |  https://iugbfoundation.org/

Mission

The IUGB Foundation is dedicated to empowering students and helping to develop the necessary resources to make the International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB) a center of excellence for higher education in West Africa. The focus of the IUGB, a unique, 4-year university conceived and designed to meet a particular niche in the West African Francophone region, is to deliver a dynamic, high-quality American style English language education tailored to the workforce needs of Cote d'Ivoire and other African nations.

Ruling year info

2013

Executive Director

Ms. Amini C Kajunju

Main address

3340 Peachtree Road, NE Suite 1010

Atlanta, GA 30326 USA

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EIN

46-1285273

NTEE code info

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

Undergraduate College (4-year) (B42)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Less than 8% of college-age students in Cote d'Ivoire/Africa are able to attend University because their families lack the funds to send them. The IUGB Foundation aims to make as many scholarships available so that a much larger number of needy and qualified students can attend our University, receive a superior education and become employed after graduation. Also, less than half of university students are female. This disparity is even greater in science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs. Côte d'Ivoire aspires to be an emerging economy in 2025. This aggressive goal demands educational gender equity in STEM. Ivoirian women are traditionally underrepresented at the tertiary level of education, but even more so when they live in rural areas, and greater still within STEM education programs. Côte d'Ivoire's ranking is among the lowest in international gender equity indicators. It is ranked 152nd out of 155 countries. (U.N.) and 43rd out of 56 African countries.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Administrative Operations

General support for the day to day operation of the Foundation

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

The IUGB Foundation runs a scholarship program that provides financial support for under-resourced students which was launched in the Fall of 2015. 100% of funds raised will fund scholarships. Funders are corporations, bi-lateral organizations and individuals who are cultivated by correspondence, telephone and in-person visits, social media and informational luncheons and other events. Annual named and endowed name scholarships are also possible at minimums of $10,000 and $50,000 respectively.

The International University of Grand-Bassam has set aside $160,000 in matching funds for need-based scholarships. Our goal is to raise $160K for deserving and needy students. Together, we have $320K in scholarships dollars and will be able to support 80 students. 100% of these gifts fund scholarships.

70% of our potential students are in dire need of a scholarship to attend IUGB. But due to limited funds, only 5% have access to scholarships. These scholarships provide the necessary lifeline to a superior education and later success.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults

In Cote d'Ivoire, only 1 in 16 students are in college, and less than half are female. This disparity is even greater in science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs. Cote d'Ivoire aspires to be an emerging economy in 2025. This aggressive goal demands educational gender equity in STEM. This program will provide scholarships to well-qualified female students from rural areas to attend IUGB in Cote d'Ivoire to build a diverse workforce.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Global Giving Partner 2018

Global Giving Partner - Superstar 2019

Goodwings 2019

IBM Skills Academy 2019

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Foundation is pursuing several strategies to scale up the number of available scholarships quickly and incrementally to match the increase in enrollment in the next three years. We expect our University's enrollment numbers to double within the next decade. Also we want to increase the capacity of the university with increased research funding, 21st century technology transfer and career development or alumni. We have accomplished advances in technology training with our partnership with IBM begun in 2019 and as of 2020 have begun a new partnership with Mondelez

IUGB Foundation will concentrate on fundraising and developing partnerships to raise a minimum of $500,000 per year; focus on building IUGB/IUGB Foundation Board capacity; develop strategic partnerships with local and international corporations and U.S. universities; identify and court qualified individual and institutional donors; focus on building out the Foundation's marketing through its website and social media reach, and increase IUGB thought leadership.

The Foundation is well-positioned to execute these strategies and achieve its goals due to a committed, generous and very well networked Board of Directors, its relationship with the American Chanber of Commerce in Cote d'Ivoire which has been instrumental in helping to cultivate future business partners among the major Ivorian/US Corporations; the Ivorian diaspora community and AFNET, IUGB's alumni organization, and its business, government and education relationships in Atlanta and several other cities. Additionally, the Foundation enjoys a close relationship within the American/Ivorian diplomatic communities and government at the highest levels.

Since IUGBF's successful 2014 Atlanta launch, it completed its 2018-2020 strategic plan (overlapping IUGB's 2016-2020 Strategic Plan) to assist IUGB in dramatically ramping up its next development phase. IUGBF funded 19 full scholarships to increase to 40 by end 2020. IUGBF became a GlobalGiving Partner by completing the 2018 Accelerator and its new corporate partner is Ethiopian Airlines. Others include CitiBank, Cargill, Coca-Cola, IBM and Mondelez.

IUGB is a well-respected University with an impressive performance. It celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2017. Though IUGB began with seven students, its enrollment now stands at 814, representing 458 male and 356 female students as of Fall 2018. The student population represents 20 countries. From 2015-2018 after the University became a full four-year degree-granting University, it consecutively awarded four, six, 36 and then 48 bachelor’s degrees. The school has 83 faculty, of which 15 are female, and of which 38 hold their Ph.D. In 2020, the graduating class has 71 students with a faculty of 97 with 41 PhD’s.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), NGO coaching sessions,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We received some feedback about contingency planning for the future from a pro bono NGO workshop held in Atlanta in 2019. Because of the feedback, we are redoing our SWOT analysis, and we are putting together a group from our Board to review our SWOT analysis, strategic plan and to improve our Board recruitment and retention.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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IUGB FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 02/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. William Fitzgibbon

University of Houston

Term: 2018 - 2021

William Garner

William Fitzgibbon

Alice Dear

Debra Cannon

Samuel Koffi

Sidney Harris

Fred McGhee

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/4/2020

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/11/2019

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.