Program areas at AABGU
Ben-Gurion University support: aabgu raises funds within the u.s. for Ben-Gurion University. Support includes, but is not limited to, grants for ongoing operations (e.g. Scholarships/fellowships, student actvities), academic research (e.g. Water/environment, cyber security, robotics/artificial intelligence, medical breakthroughs), capital projects (e.g. Dormitories, research labs, classroom buildings, conference facilities), and community outreach activities to support the development of israel's Negev region (e.g. Volunteer and social action to underprivileged communities and individuals, bedouin support, youth clubs, mentoring/tutoring, University prep programs, etc.)
Zin fellows leadership program: the aabgu zin fellows program is an inspiring and transformative opportunity for outstanding americans in their 30s-50s. the eighteen month program consists of two in-person gatherings in the united states followed by an immersive israel experience. Zin fellows represent the best of the best in terms of the next generation. They are current and future American community leaders who are interested in understanding the unique role bgu plays in the development of the Negev and the future of israel.
Raising awareness & education program: aabgu raises awareness in the u.s. to potential donors about bgu and the Negev region in general. Aabgu also educates current and potential donors on various research and community-based initiatives conducted by the University, as well as the Negev region in general. Aabgu showcases bgu's academic excellence and groundbreaking research to individuals, foundations, organizations, and the media through various activities, including a series of educational programs, events, and informative digital and print communications that feature bgu's world-renowned faculty.