Ashesi University Foundation

Supports Ghanaian liberal arts college with the goal of educating a new generation of ethical, entrepreneurial leaders in Africa. Educates students from eleven African countries.


Ashesi University founder Patrick Awuah was named one of 100 most creative people in business for 2010 by Fast Company magazine.  He joins a list of innovative and cutting-edge entrepreneurs—including pop artist Lady Gaga, filmmaker James Cameron, and Safeway CEO Steve Burd—for his vision and skill in the creation of Ashesi University in Ghana. Read more

Ashesi University is an African initiated nonprofit college in Accra, Ghana. Our mission is to educate a new generation of ethical and entrepreneurial leaders in Africa and to cultivate within our students the critical thinking skills, concern for others, and the courage it will take to transform their continent.

ashesi-university-photo2Ashesi prepares students to succeed and to lead.  A rigorous liberal arts core stresses ethics, creative problem solving, and critical thinking. Cutting-edge programs in Business Administration, Computer Science, and Management Information Systems prepare students to innovate in their fields. Leadership seminars, community service projects, and corporate internships engage students in local challenges and highlight local opportunities. A student-initiated honor code reinforces ethical values on campus, placing responsibility in the hands of the students. Real-world projects challenge students to create innovative, practical solutions to Africa’s needs.

One hundred percent of Ashesi graduates find quality placement within months of graduating.  More than 95 percent of them stay in Africa.  Ashesi graduates young Africans with the skills, confidence, and ethical courage they need to help grow the local business sector and to create lasting progress, opportunity, and change.

Contact Information

Ashesi University Foundation
1414 31st Avenue S
Suite 301
Seattle, WA 98144
T: 206-545-6988
F: 206-260-2407

Financial Information

Ashesi University Foundation is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization. Click below to view our most recent independent audit and IRS Form 990.

To donate to this member charity by check, please print our designation form and mail it with your check to

Aid for Africa
P.O. Box 8734
Topeka, KS 66608

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