Institutional support

Outside its Fellowship Programs addressed to individuals, the Belgian American Educational Foundation provided assistance to institutions during the last 32 years through Special Programs.

Thus, the B.A.E.F. lent its support towards raising funds in 1979 and 1989 for the creation of two Belgian Rooms in International House at Columbia University, New York.

The Belgian American Educational Foundation was the Principal Sponsor of the 1980 celebration in the United States of the 150th year of national independence of Belgium, through the “Belgium Today” program.

The Foundation assisted in the Belgian fundraising campaign for the 1990 Centennial Celebration of Dwight Eisenhower.

The Foundation assisted in the campaigns for the Yale University Center on International and Area Studies, the Columbia Business School, the Harvard Business School, and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

The renovation of the carillon at the Library of the University of Leuven in Belgium, a war memorial to American engineers, was made possible in 1981-1983 through the efforts of the Belgian American Educational Foundation.

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 1992-2007, 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 the years 2004-2007, B.A.E.F. assisted in the fundraising for the scientific research programs of the University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven). 

In 2006-2007, B.A.E.F. co-sponsored with the U.S. Embassy in Brussels the event “Remembering Herbert Hoover” celebrating the work of Herbert Hoover during World War I with venues in Brussels, Leuven, Antwerpen, and Mons. 


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