Daystar US

“Educating Christ-Centered Servant Leaders to Transform Africa”

Bloomington, MN   |  www.DaystarUS.org

Mission

Daystar University is a liberal arts institution with a distinctively Christian focus. Students come from more than 30 African nations (and other continents as well) to be educated within an African context. Half of the bright African students who emigrate for their education never return. Daystar builds "servant-leaders" who, upon completion of their education, feel a responsibility to improve their villages, improve the infrastructure, and cultivate the minds of African women and men.

Ruling year info

1987

Executive Director

Alan Cooke

Main address

8011 34th Avenue South Ste C50

Bloomington, MN 55425 USA

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EIN

95-3732280

NTEE code info

Undergraduate College (4-year) (B42)

Graduate, Professional(Separate Entities) (B50)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Daystar University in Nairobi Kenya is educating leaders of integrity, who are equipped to meet the needs of Africa. Quality faith-based education gives graduates the preparation and vision to look beyond their own success and look at the future of their communities and the continent of Africa. Daystar University's basic budget is covered through student tuition, so is sustainable. They do not, however, have the extra funds for capital growth or the funds to help many students through financial aid. Daystar U.S. comes alongside to assist with those fundraising challenges. These funds allow Daystar to grow and also to welcome many students who would never have a chance for such an opportunity. We are looking for those who are also looking at the long-term future of Africa: consider investing into the lives at Daystar University. Help us educate these future leaders, who will transform Africa.

Our programs

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Daystar University

Daystar University is one of the largest and most reputable Christian universities in East Africa. Daystar combines rigorous academic excellence with a robust Christ-centered vision for servant leadership and integrity. Daystar University is financially self-sustaining through student tuition. Daystar U.S. raises extra funds for scholarships, capital projects, and the Daystar Fund that enriches each student and faculty member’s experience at Daystar. Daystar has an enrollment of over 4,600 students in 32 undergraduate programs, 16 masters’ programs, and 3 Ph.D. programs. Today there are over 20,000 Daystar graduates dispersed throughout Africa and the world who are providing leadership in government, churches, ministry organizations, NGOs, education, and in every aspect of African society.

Population(s) Served
Evangelicals
Baptists
Episcopalians and Anglicans
Presbyterians
Academics

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We assisted 212 students in 2017 with financial aid (full or partial scholarships or one-time grants). Our goal is to grow the scholarship program by 20% in 2018.

Daystar University needs to upgrade equipment in the communications program, we will assist by raising funds and equipment.

Build relationships, tell the stories of alumni who are impacting communities.

Our small staff is hardworking and diligent, but we need those who would be willing to partner with use and share their skills and resources.

212 students were assisted in 2017. We assisted in raising the funding for a sustainable water project for the Daystar University Athi River campus (due to be completed in August 2018).

Financials

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Daystar US

Board of directors
as of 11/13/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Bill Boulware

Financial and Investment Advisor (retired)


Board co-chair

Stephen O'Neil

Headmaster, Vail Christian High School, Edwards, CO

William Boulware

Retired

Judith Johnson

HealthQuest

James Larson

Retired

Eloise Loeffler

Retired

Stephen O'Neil

Vail Christian High School

George Soltero

Ian Wanga

J.P. Morgan Chase

Janet Sommers

University of Northwestern, St. Paul, MN

Ann Miller

Nicholson School of Communication, University of Central Florida

Jay Milbrandt

Bedford Industries

Ronn Kreps

Retired

Jack Eugster

Retired

Thomas Englund

Retired

H. David Brandt

Retired