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Fostering a love of giving back

Even a small contribution can make a huge difference in people’s lives, as can be seen in the case of Old Rhodian Kgotso Motswedi, who recently shared his donation story with the Alumni Office. A few years after leaving Rhodes University, Kgotso began to consider giving back to his alma mater and enquired about donation options.

Lovebirds forego wedding presents to student financial aid

When Old Rhodians, Toni Parsons (37) and James Rycroft (36), decided to tie the knot just over a week ago, they asked guests to their wedding to consider donating money to settle students’ fee debts at their alma mater, Rhodes University, instead of the usual gift registries.

Estate Planning: Putting your Affairs in Order: A step-by-step guide and checklist of actions you should take now: By Arthur Clarke

Estate Planning: Putting your Affairs in Order: A step-by-step guide and checklist of actions you should take now: By Arthur Clarke This booklet provides: • practical and vital financial and estate planning information • checklists and programmes of actions you should take now • an alphabetical ‘template’ you can use to record your particulars Like most people you are probably reasonably well-organized, if not perfect. The trouble is that, when you are no longer around, what may be obvious to you – like ‘you always keep the back door key in the red tin on the kitchen shelf’ – will not be very easy for others to guess.

The Rhodes University Bequest Association

When you make a confirmed bequest to Rhodes University, you have the option of becoming a member of the Bequest Association.As a member you receive invitations to special functions that are planned from time to time, providing you with the opportunity to interact with your peers. If you would like more information please contact us at alumni@ru.ac.za