Peter Bezuidenhoudt returns to Wits
Peter Bezuidenhoudt, the new director of the development and fundraising office (DFO) has returned to Wits as he wants to play his part in crafting a successful, thriving and sustainable university. A key part of this will be supporting key initiatives that drive a more postgraduate-centric and research intensive University. He wants to achieve these goals by continuing to inform people and corporates that Wits is a "fantastic story to invest in".
Having started his new role in mid-January 2015, Bezuidenhoudt is adamant that the University will look for new donors but also take care of its existing ones. Fundraising efforts will be geared towards securing endowed chairs, postgraduate studies, postdoctoral opportunities and research projects from the four major donor areas in which relationships have to be prioritised and actively cultivated: trusts and foundations, corporates, high net worth individuals and other government funding sources, aside from existing subsidy streams.
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