Contact: Among those at a DAD event in April were (back, from left) Mary Ann King, Prof Michael Case, UCT's Jasmine Erasmus and Richard Hulse, and (seated) Prof Keith Beavon.
In May 2009, UCT embarked on a bequest programme in which alumni were invited to consider the university as a beneficiary in their wills.
This year sees the rollout of this initiative with a series of events, the first of which - a lunch - was hosted by the Development and Alumni Department (DAD) at the Hyatt Regency in Rosebank in April.
DAD senior manager Lungile Jacobs and individual-giving officer Jasmine Erasmus addressed alumni regarding UCT's needs, and how projects such as the bequest programme ensure support for deserving students, and for the teaching and research work of academic staff. (And judging by the response received by the Individual Giving Office to date, the message definitely had the desired effect, reports DAD.) With the business part of the event out of the way, the occasion turned into the inevitable reminiscing over the 'good old days'.
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