Dear FAST-NU Alumni: Asalaam o Alaikum,
We are kicking off the 2018 annual fundraising drive to support scholarships for deserving students. Our target is $40K, which represents a 25% increase from last year. We are expanding our support to the Peshawar and Chiniot-Faisalabad campuses for the first time, a cause that we are certain you are proud of. And guess what? FAANA has already received $15K in recurring donations.
On behalf of FAANA, we would like to personally thank those of you who have supporting in the past. You have empowered deserving students to attain quality education in computing and become productive citizens of society as is the case of the following scholarship receiver via FAANA's effort with local alumni association(s):
"When I took admission in FAST, my family gave out everything they had to pay the fee and we had only a minor amount left at home...Until OSAF came along as a blessing for me and my family. That day I made a vow that I will pay it all back and contribute afterwards. Now I make gradual contributions. My message to all my fellow alumni is to contribute as easily as you could, and please don't delay." --Anonymous scholarship receiver, FAST-NU Lahore
Most importantly, we would appreciate your grassroots help to enlist your FAST-NU friends and colleagues to believe in your cause. While we appreciate larger donations, the most sustainable contributions are smaller, recurring denominations such as $50/month. You can set this up through our online website http://www.faana.org/donate.html through your company’s donation match program (Benevity, YourCause etc).
While we are primarily funding scholarships for students, we are also allocating ~10% of the donations toward research & innovation as these efforts will help us land broader impact.
Thank you again for your valuable support. As always, we welcome your feedback and input.
Board of Directors - FAST Alumni Association - North America
Sheeba Malik, Umer Farooq, Syed Adnan Ahmed, & Ahmad Malik