Special Programs (since 1979)

Outside the fellowship programs addressed to individuals, the Belgian American Educational Foundation (B.A.E.F.) has also given institutional assistance during the last 27 years through Special Programs. Funding for the Special Programs is entirely derived from outside sources.

In April 1979 the Board approved that B.A.E.F. would lend its support towards raising funds for the creation of a "Belgian Room" at International House in New York City, resulting in a donation of $8,000. A second room was established as the "Solvay Room" at International House between 1989 and 1990, through a donation of $15,000.

In 1990 the Foundation assisted in the Belgian fundraising campaign for the Centennial Celebration of Dwight Eisenhower and during 1992-95.

The B.A.E.F. assisted in the campaign for the new Museum of Modern Art in Brussels and in the 1995-1996 fundraising by the Friends of the van Buuren Museum in Brussels.

In 1987-1988, the B.A.E.F. sponsored in part the production of a movie about the Belgian painter Jan Cox, a long-time teacher at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

During 1991-95 the B.A.E.F. gave support to the European Foundation Center in Brussels and the Foundation Center in New York.

During the years 1992-2006, B.A.E.F. assisted in the fundraising for the scientific research programs of the two Universities of Brussels (U.L.B. and V.U.B.).

During 2004-2006, B.A.E.F. assisted in the fundraising for the scientific research programs of the University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven).

In 2006, B.A.E.F. cosponsors with the U.S. Embassy in Brussels the event "Remembering Herbert Hoover" celebrating the work of Herbert Hoover during World War I.

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