Welcome to Stellenbosch University

Meet our Team

​​​​​​​​Stellenbosch University’s Development and Alumni Relations Division builds relationships, creates awareness and generates support for the institution’s academic, research and community vision. We strive to ensure the future success of Stellenbosch University by securing private philanthropic donations. We engage donors on academic priorities important to them. Putting donors at the centre of the process, we foster an environment where excellence in student, staff and community interaction success can be achieved through greater private funding.

Karen_Bruns.jpgKaren Bruns                                                                                           
Senior Director: Development & Alumni Relations
Tel: +27 21 808 4895



niel_krige.jpgProfessor Niel Krige
Chairperson: Development Office
Tel: +27 21 808 9263


Sarah_Archer.jpgSarah Archer
Director: Fundraising
Tel: +27 21 808 9349


Felicia_de_Kock.jpgFelicia de Kock
Office Manager
Tel: +27 21 808 9266


Felicia_de_Kock.jpgKay-Lynn Kriga
Personal Assistant to Senior Director
Tel: +27 21 808 4843




Alumni Relations

Alumni Relations offers lifelong interaction and engagement for former students. We create opportunities for alumni to participate intellectually and socially to enhance and share in the experience of being an alumnus. Please visit and keep in touch!

Shaun_Stuart.jpgShaun Stuart 
Manager: Alumni Relations           
 Tel: +27 21 808 2941


Marvin_Koopman.jpgMarvin Koopman 
Alumni Coordinator           
 Tel: +27 21 808 9265


Marvin_Koopman.jpgJanice Johannes 
Social Media Manager           
 Tel: +27 21 808 9244




​The Bequests Office works with individuals who seek to make testamentary donations to the University. These might take the form of student bursaries, research grants, capital equipment, endowed chairs and fellowships. Consider leaving your own legacy for the Stellenbosch University of tomorrow and ensure your visionary commitment to education is secured for future generations.  

Hugo_Steyn_1.jpgHugo Steyn
Manager: Individual Giving  
+27 21 808 3615



We engage philanthropic and grant-making leaders who hold a special interest in seeing growth accrue at the University and creating opportunities for student success, research excellence, and community interaction benchmarking policies, targets and fundraising focus areas.

Sonia_Schoeman.jpgSonia Schoeman 
Fundraiser: Special Projects
Tel: +27 21 808 4640


Candice Egan 
Fundraiser:  Corporates and Government   
Tel: +27 21 808 2711

Kotie_Grove.jpgAnneke Müller
Fundraiser: Faculty of Science
Tel: +27 21 808 4904


R_Adams.jpgRandall Adams
Coordinator: International Fundraising
Tel: + 27 21 808 9262

Jasmine_Erasmus.jpgJasmine Erasmus
Fundraiser: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Tel:+27 808 4929


Individual Giving

The Individual Giving Office facilitates gift cultivation from individual philanthropists.  The section is responsible for overseeing leadership, major and minor annual, as well as long-term gifts from alumni and other individuals. Gift planning, solicitation, and stewardship are offered.

Professor Niel Krige
Major gifts (Individuals)
Tel: +27 21 808 9263

Pieter_Swart.jpgPieter Swarts
Director: Special Projects
Tel: +27 21 808 9974
E-mail: ​

Development Services​

This Office provides an information systems platform that enables interaction and communication with major stakeholders. We manage an alumni, donor and prospect database of hundreds of thousands, consistently updating records. The office is directly responsible for mass business intelligence gathering, analysis and interpretation, and providing tools and software platforms to share that knowledge.

Vera_Adams.jpgVera Adams
Manager: Development Services
Tel: + 27 21 808 9262

Henlo_Smit.jpgHenlo Smit
Systems Support Specialist
Tel: +27 21 808 4892


Junita_Isaacs.jpgJunita Isaacs
Data Officer
Tel: +27 21 808 2710


Jill_Moses.jpgJill Moses
Data Officer
Tel: +27 21 808 2709

Tashreeq_Cornelius.jpgTashreeq Cornelius
Data Officer
Tel: +27 21 808 4843



Proposal Development

Proposal Development plays a fundamental role in the fundraising process. Through direct partnership with University project leaders and development officers they produce funding proposals, concept notes and fact sheets. These documents serve as tools to support donor cultivation and to solicit funds for the University.

Jill_Sloan.jpgJill Sloan
Proposal Developer
Tel: +27 21 808 9346

Jolene_Fransman.jpgJolene Fransman
Proposal Developer
Tel: +27 21 808 9346

Shamin_Gaffoor_1.jpgShamin Gaffoor
Proposal Developer
Tel: +27 21 808 4640

Prospect Research

Prospect Research supports Advancement through high-quality business intelligence, information gathering and knowledge creation on individuals, corporations, industries, philanthropists and other key university stakeholders. Working closely with the Office of Data Management, prospect researchers ensure the currency of information leading to competitive advantage through collection and analysis of biographical, financial, company, foundation, philanthropic and other relevant information. The research unit subscribes to the highest ethical.

Cecille_van_Staden.jpgCecille Van Staden
Head: Donor Market Research
Tel: +27 21 808 4638

Yasmien_Raziet.jpgYasmine Raziet
Donor Market Researcher
Tel: +27 21 808 9245

 International Development

This office works with international funding organisations, foundations, government agencies, trusts and corporations that share in Stellenbosch University's strategic objectives and initiatives in the respective focus areas of teaching, research and community engagement. Identification and initiation of relations and the stewardship thereof, between Stellenbosch University and international partners are some of the functions of this office.

Karen Bruns
Senior Director: Director: Development
Tel: +27 21 808 4895

Donor Relations

The donor experience at Stellenbosch University is guided by a philosophy of continued partnership and relationship renewal. By staying in touch with our stakeholders, we remain engaged with their perspectives and needs, and them with us. We steward donors through gift acceptance, recognition and dedication events of our Donor Recognition Policy, wider University Development protocols and statutory and governance requirements of various countries.  

Nicolene_Coetzer.jpgAlfreda Coetzee 
Stewardship Manager: Chancellor’s and Vice Chancellor’s Circles 
Tel: +27 21 808 4896

Nicolene_Coetzer.jpgNicoline Coetzer 
Corporate Stewardship 
Tel: +27 21 808 9160



Finance & Support Services

Anel_de_Villiers.jpgAnel de Villiers
Financial Manager: Development & Alumni Relations
Tel: +27 808 2948


Lorenza_George.jpgLorenza George
Senior Admin Officer: Donations 
Tel: +27 21 808 3090


Sandy_Lee_Gordon.jpgSandy-Lee Gordon
Admin support: Fundraising
Tel: +27 21 808 4645


Tandokazi FeniSandy_Lee_Gordon.jpg
Financial & Admin Officer: Donations 
Tel: +27 21 808 3893