AMERICAN SLOVENIAN EDUCATION FOUNDATION

ASEF is The American Slovenian Education Foundation that supports a broadly diverse community of highly talented, prospective students to build a community of educators and leaders of excellence, character and service.

The Foundation will aim at enhancing American and Slovenian education activities, uniting Slovenian scholars and educators globally. The Foundation will offer a variety of high-impact grant and endowment programs, teaching and learning materials, as well as foreign exchange of students and faculty. Our goal is to provide American businesses opportunities to invest and expand their presence in Slovenia and other Central and Eastern European countries.

FORM

The ASEF is a U.S. public charity, based in San Francisco, CA, meeting the requirements of Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3). The foundation has branches in other states and countries.

VISION

The American Slovenian Education Foundation will expand, globalize and personalize education in Slovenia and in the Americas in order to help shape citizens, educators and leaders of excellence, character and service.

MISSION

The American Slovenian Education Foundation enhances American and Slovenian education activities, uniting Slovenian scholars and educators globally. The Foundation offers high-impact grant and endowment programs, teaching and learning materials, as well as foreign exchange of students and faculty.

VALUES

The American Slovenian Education Foundation is committed to these core values, which guide us in carrying out our mission and realizing our vision:

The three core values are permeated by a special care for the Slovenian heritage. The Foundation promotes, together with its partner institutions, Slovenian language and culture in the Americas and beyond.

WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT US

INTRODUCTION TO SLOVENIA

Slovenia is a small country of two million people that achieved independence in 1991. Slovenia as a country highly values education. Many successful people have come from Slovenia such as Zvonko Fazarinc and France Rode (inventors of HP calculator), Tom Harkin, Amy Klobuchar and George Voinovich (U.S. Senators), Sara Isaković (Olympian Medalist), Željko Ivanek (Emmy Award-winning actor), Anže Kopitar (Stanley Cup Winner), Anton Mavretič (Voyager 1 and 2 Projects), as well as Sunita Williams and Ronald Šega (Astronauts) ‒ many of whom will be present at our gala. Slovenians are known as good engineers, talented artists, innovative thinkers, hard workers, smart entrepreneurs and eager learners.

We want to broaden horizons for highly talented students by ensuring access to quality education, helping them learn how to be successful on a bigger scale and building a community of educators and leaders of excellence, character and service.

The Foundation will also ensure continued exchange between the U.S. and Slovenia to enable research and innovation in both countries.