AYF Alumni & Friends
Alumni association of the Academic Year in Freiburg program (formerly Junior Year in Freiburg)

Herzlichen Dank! — Emergency Fundraiser Update

Dear JYF and AYF Alumni, dear Friends of the Academic Year in Freiburg,

We know these past two months have been a major stress test for everyone on a personal level. But in the midst of this uncertainty, our international community of AYF alumni has collectively raised more than $11,000 for students facing immediate financial crisis.

Your generosity has made an immediate impact. Every cent of that $11,000 has already been disbursed between ten 2019-20 AYF students who need the money to pay for basic living expenses like rent, health care, tuition, and groceries.

Thank you so very much for selflessly giving to students at risk of dropping out of university, living without affordable access to healthcare, and potentially facing eviction during a pandemic.

We are so very grateful for your contribution! Without your gift, we could not have met the students’ urgent needs.

Your support means that Allison Libbe, a 2019-20 AYFer and emergency aid recipient, remains on track to graduate despite the additional tuition costs of studying during the summer. Thank you so much for supporting Allison on her academic path to graduation!

Just as we had distributed seven emergency grants to students based on their needs, we received three additional requests for aid from students who were nervous to ask for help.

Our goal now is to raise as much as we can, to give as generously as we can, for future student needs because we anticipate more requests for support this summer as bills become due.

Please give what you can ($5, $50, $500, or $5,000) to support our fellow AYFers now.

Transfer of funds directly to our Volksbank Freiburg account is preferred since there are no transaction fees involved and your contributions will support the alumni club’s mission without loss. However, this is most suitable from within Europe or by using other low-cost options such as TransferWise or a similar service. Please indicate the purpose of the payment as Emergency Fundraiser 2020.

AYF Alumni & Friends e.V.
IBAN: DE72 6809 0000 0038 5572 03
BIC: GENODE61FR1

If you are supporting us from anywhere else on the globe or simply prefer using PayPal, please don’t hesistate to use the following PayPal button for making a payment:

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Thank you very much for your support! 

Allison Libbe and AYF friends visiting the Belvedere in Vienna last fall.

Donations are tax deductible in Germany. We’d be very happy to send you a receipt upon request.

Reunion 2020 ~ Registration Fee & T-Shirt Fundraiser

The Academic Year in Freiburg and the AYF Alumni & Friends e.V. (the German chapter of the AYF alumni club) are hosting a reunion from July 9-13, 2020 concurrently with the 900 year anniversary of the City of Freiburg. We are very much looking forward to having you join us for a memorable series of events!

Attendance at all Reunion 2020 events, including guided tours and the symphony concert, is free of charge. However, since capacities are limited in some venues, since reservations and locations may need to be adjusted based on alumni interest, a detailed pre-registration is required. If you have not done so yet, please indicate your interest in attending the Reunion 2020 by going to the Interest Survey Page, and AYF will follow up with more details.

As part of registration for this celebratory reunion weekend, we are kindly requesting a registration fee of 20 € per adult to AYF Alumni & Friends, the German Chapter of the AYF Alumni Club.

We are also offering AYF Logo T-Shirts for pickup at the reunion weekend at 20 € per T-Shirt.

These funds help defray part of the organizational cost associated with the festivities. A possible surplus is earmarked for travel grants for current and future AYF students. By celebrating with us, you can ensure that their year with AYF will be as memorable as possible.

How to send Reunion Fees & Pay for T-Shirts

Transfer of funds directly to our Volksbank Freiburg account is preferred since there are no transaction fees involved and your contributions will support the alumni club’s mission without loss. However, this is most suitable from within Europe or by using other low-cost options such as TransferWise or a similar service. Please indicate the purpose of the payment (e.g. 2 x reunion fee plus 2 x t-shirts) so that we can match your transfer to the registration information processed through AYF.

AYF Alumni & Friends e.V.
IBAN: DE72 6809 0000 0038 5572 03
BIC: GENODE61FR1

If you are supporting us from anywhere else on the globe or simply prefer using PayPal, please don’t hesistate to use one the following PayPal buttons for making a payment:

Reunion 2020 reservation

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T-shirt order

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Thank you very much for your support! We look forward to greeting you in Freiburg in July!  

 

Pay membership dues ~ Make a donation

Membership dues and donations to AYF Alumni & Friends e.V. help us fund student support! With your help, we have recently begun offering travel grants to current AYF students. Your generous support is greatly appreciated!

How to send dues or donations

Transfer of funds directly to our Volksbank Freiburg account is preferred since there are no transaction fees involved and your contributions will support the alumni club’s mission without loss. However, this is most suitable from within Europe or by using other low-cost options such as TransferWise or a similar service.

For regular annual dues payments, please consider setting up an automatic transfer via Dauerauftrag at the beginning of the year. This works for anyone with access to an account in the European SEPA area and ensures uncomplicated remission of your annual membership contribution.

AYF Alumni & Friends e.V.
IBAN: DE72 6809 0000 0038 5572 03
BIC: GENODE61FR1

If you are supporting us from anywhere else on the globe or simply prefer using PayPal, please don’t hesistate to use one the following PayPal buttons for making a payment:

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Thank you very much for your support! 

Membership dues and donations are tax deductible in Germany. We’d be very happy to send you a receipt upon request.