The DUT Foundation, which is the fundraising arm of the University was formally established on the 18th November 2017 through a resolution of Council.
The principal object of the DUT Foundation is to promote and support the development and advancement of the activities of DUT as an institution of higher learning.
Additionally the DUT Foundation shall have as its complementary object; a fund to provide scholarships, bursaries, awards and loans for the promotion of study, research, teaching and all learning which is undertaken by DUT.
The DUT Foundation is governed by a board of trustees, which comprise internal DUT executive management members and external members from the various sectors approved by the Council of DUT. The trustees have the responsibility of ensuring that the Foundation adheres to the highest governance standards possible. It also has the authority to advise on projects that are to be undertaken in line with the needs of the University. The trustees further support the university by soliciting philanthropic funds from donors or making the necessary introductions to organisations or corporates within their vast networks.
The DUT Foundation is supported, administratively, by the Advancement and Alumni Relations Office
All donations to the university receive a Section 18A tax certificate.