The inaugural session of ‘Hi-Tea with the Vice Chancellor’ was arranged on December 23, 2017 at LUMS. This is an exclusive platform for alumni and class fund representatives to discuss challenges faced by LUMS alumni while raising funds for the University. Alumni from various batches actively participated in this event and gave valuable suggestions to inculcate the culture of giving among LUMS alumni and boost alumni fundraising for the University.
Prof. Dr. S. Sohail H. Naqvi, Vice Chancellor LUMS, gave participants an overview of LUMS achievements, long term goals and funding requirements of the University. He shared that the capital budget of the University is completely donor funded while operational expenses are met through tuition fees, executive trainings by the Rausing Executive Development Centre, Endowment Funds and donor funded scholarships.
Participants shared innovative and advantageous ideas to enhance alumni participation in raising funds for their alma mater.
In the end, Mr. Majid Munir, the class representative of the MBA Class of 1996 Endowment Fund, shared experiences of his successful fundraising campaign for LUMS and gave his fellow alumni fund representatives some valuable and practical suggestions to improve their fundraising efforts.