University Development was established to advance the
mission of the University by attracting philanthropic support and investment to nurture the
vision of The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of a new
“House of Wisdom”.
Our mission is to foster relationships with donors to secure the private support necessary
to sustain the excellence of KAUST’s academic, research and student programs. In doing so,
we provide donation opportunities for benefactors to perpetuate the King’s dream and enable
KAUST to grow and prosper.
University Development staff include full-time development
and fundraising professionals who adhere to international best practices in the field. We
look forward to discussing your Living Gift to KAUST.
The King’s Living Gift
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud dreamt of
building a new House of Wisdom on the shores of the Red Sea. King Abdullah University of
Science and Technology (KAUST) was established in 2009 as a waqf to provide perpetual
support for his new "House of Wisdom".
Your Living Gift
Your Living Gift will help KAUST perpetuate the King’s gift. It will enable
KAUST to cultivate the best and brightest scholars, attract more faculty and support leading