Alumni Campaign News

Alumnus Gives EUR 30,000 to CEU, Challenges Fellow Alumni

November 29, 2021

After several challenging years, CEU is celebrating its 30th anniversary – and setting a bold new course for itself in Vienna. However, building the university’s new home will depend on everyone in the CEU community, alumni included. 

Vladislav Shayman (LEGS ’06, EMBA ’14, Russia) understands this. And this autumn he decided to do something about it – in the form of a EUR 30,000 gift to CEU. With his gift, he is challenging his fellow alumni to Join him in supporting CEU. 

CEU Philanthropy Week Featured In 'Currents' Magazine

November 27, 2021

CEU Philanthropy Week was recently featured in the "Spotlight on Impact" column of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education's (CASE) Currents magazine.

Philanthropy Week is collaboration between CEU’s Alumni Relations, Development, and Community Engagement teams, the Student Philanthropy Council – and hundreds of CEU alumni around the world. 

‘To Build a Home’ Rector Meets CEU Alumni in Vienna

September 22, 2021

Alumni are crucial in helping CEU establish its new base in Vienna. That was new President and Rector Shalini Randeria’s message during an informal meetup with alumni and friends on Thursday, September 16 at the university’s Vienna campus. 

The rector noted that, like most alumni, she too started her CEU career in Budapest. However, Vienna is now ‘where we need to build a home.’ 

The rector, who made history last summer by becoming the first-ever female to lead CEU, helped establish the university’s Department of Anthropology and Sociology in the 1990s. 

Prague CEU Alumni Gathering Largest in Years

September 16, 2021

CEU alumni and friends gathered in Prague on Sunday, September 12 for one of the largest informal alumni gatherings there in recent years. Hosted by CEU Vice President and alumnus Serge Sych (IRES ’97, LEGS ‘99) at the Kolkovna v Kolkovne restaurant, the meetup drew 25 alumni eager to reconnect with their friends and classmates. (Pics below.) 

Standing Strong (All Year Long): Alumni Reach $1.5 Milestone in 2020

February 16, 2021

2020 was challenging for virtually everybody, including CEU, which faced a year like no other. Yet throughout it all, CEU alumni and friends around the world joined together – and reached a formidable new milestone – in support of their alma mater.

Last year 520 alumni raised a total of $118,024 in support of CEU. By year’s end, capped by a successful matching gift challenge, all-time contributions to the CEU Alumni Campaign topped the $1.5 million mark! (See full stats below.)