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Wits in the US

This is an online resource for alumni, friends, and supporters of Wits University who live in the United States. It is a way for Witsies and others to stay connected with Wits and each other, and to find out how they can help maintain Wits as a globally-ranked university. Wits has a representative in the US (see below), who is there to help the Wits community in the US to stay linked to each other an to Wits itself.

Please follow the Wits in America social media accounts on Twitter (@WitsUSA) and on Facebook (@WitsinAmerica) for regular updates on news and issues from Wits, as well as achievements by its staff and students, both past and present. If you have any news you would like shared on these platforms, please feel free to send that information to us directly.

The University of the Witwatersrand Fund, Inc., is a non-profit corporation chartered under the laws of New York State, and recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation. In compliance with the IRS regulations, the Wits Fund is a separate entity from Wits University and the Board of Directors of  Wits Fund maintains complete discretion over allocation of donations to Wits University. Donations to Wits Fund qualify for an income tax deduction to the limits covered by the law. Please go to the Give Now page to find out how you can make a tax-deductible gift to Wits.

The Wits Fund is dedicated to maintaining Wits as a great university by sustaining globally competitive standards of excellence in learning, teaching, and research. For more information about Wits Fund, please visit FAQs.

Wits US Representative

Ms Nooshin Erfani-Ghadimi is the representative of the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in the United States. Nooshin works as part of the Development and Fundraising team, and in close collaboration with the US-based The University of the Witwatersrand Fund Inc. (Wits Fund) to help raise funds and strengthen ties for the University. 

Nooshin has been a Wits staff member since 2012, running the successful Wits Justice Project until earlier this year when she moved to the United States. She is also a graduate of Wits, having completed her MA in Journalism and Media Studies. You can contact Nooshin at: