Sponsorship Oportunities

The ASEF is a U.S. public charity, based in San Francisco, CA, meeting the requirements of Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3). US-based donations should be fully tax-deductible on your federal return.

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.

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Sponsorship Levels

Honorary Donors

The ASEF's impact would not be possible without the generous support of our donors and grantors. With gratitude and thanksgiving, we list the benefactors to the ASEF. These friends have helped us sustain the vision and mission since our beginning in 2014.

Thank you for your continued generosity. Your partnership helps our students, researchers, teachers and scientists to build a better society through educating Slovenians and Americans and building bridges across the two great countries.

This list is comprised of those who have made contributions or grants to advance the work of ASEF and indicates cumulative lifetime giving through July 2020.
Benefactor - $100,000
  • Thomas J. and Carol S. Brandi
  • Nina and Jure Leskovec
  • Atlas Economic Research Foundation
Platinum Donors - $25,000
  • Zvonko and Draga Fazarinc
  • F. Duncan M. Haldane Nobel Prize Fund
  • Igor Benko and Jasna Jurjovec
  • Atlas foundation and Ribnikar Fund
  • Santa Clara University and Santa Clara Jesuit Community
Gold Donors - $10,000
  • Ronald Artac
  • Ocepek Family
  • Gorjanc Family
  • Rode Family
  • Novak Family
  • Gordon and McShane Family
  • Bojana Fazarinc and Mark Morgenthaler
  • Haughey Family
Silver Donors - $5,000
  • American Mutual Life Association
  • Antolin and Wilczek Family
  • Franciscan Fathers
  • Fuisz Family
  • Gorjanc Family
  • Mahkovec Family
  • Novak Family
  • Ravnik Family
  • Sosic Family
  • Strancar Family
  • Turk Family
Bronze Donors - $2,500
  • Antolin Family
  • Bajuk Family
  • Drev and Switzer Family
  • Exelon Foundation
  • Gary Family
  • Hocevar Family
  • Hutar Family
  • Koci Family
  • Lyons Family
  • Luckmann Margaronis Family
  • Plut Family
  • Slovenian Union of America
  • Stare Family
  • Stewart Family
  • Sofitel San Francisco Bay
  • Taylor and Gonella Family
  • Vavpotic Family
Plaque Donors - $1,000
  • Michael E. Biggins
  • Bach Consort
  • Ardema and Vidmar Family
  • Alice Gosak Gary and Norm Gary
  • Joseph F. and Margaret Govednik
  • Graser Family
  • Hamadani Family
  • Alexis Hocevar
  • Ivanek Family
  • Junkar Family
  • Jim and Connie Lyons
  • Kelly Family
  • Mavretic Family
  • Mlakar Family
  • Suzana Ograjenšek
  • Peterlin Family
  • Plut Family
  • Polutnik Family
  • Prah Family
  • Nadine Prah
  • Sekrinik Family
  • Slowind
  • Slovenian American Times
  • Slovenian Union of America
  • Stalcar Family
  • Starc Family
  • Studio Siposh, David Sipoš
  • Jacqui and Blair Stewart
  • Talmadge Family
  • Margaret A. Taylor
  • Žiga Vavpotič
  • Lucky and Audrey Vidmar
  • Johnny Young
  • Wallace Family
Other Donors
Anonymous donors, Aubrey Ardema, Michael F. Antolin, Stane Antolin, Jernej Barbič, Bennet Family, Andrej Drejči Bevec, Mark E. Blanchard, Ana Bračič, Dennis E. and Diane Brahney, Brcic Family, DJ Culkar, Terrence Dragovan, Lina Dmitrovič, Ivo Dodič, Ellis Family, Anna Eshoo, Fitzsimmons Family, Beti Franca, Emil Gaspari, Golob Family, Christine Gorjanc and Family, Philip and Mary Grasser, Hallac Family, Hipps Family, Robert and Jerry Hopkins, Hribernik Family, Rudy Ivancic, Ferdo Ivanek, Željko Ivanek, Jerse Family, Dorothy Jerneycic, Martin Junkar, Tom and Katy Kelly, Arnold and Jean Koci, Kenneth and Teresa Koci, Korosec Family, Demijan Klinc, Kotar Industries, Krizaj Family, Thomas and Gaither Kyhos, Sean Mahon, Marn Family, Tom Martin, Lisa Mammel, Mavric Family, Maucec Family, Anton and Martina Mavretic, Molly McDonald, Mccormick Family, Frederick Mlakar, Ana Mihelich, Petra Mitchell, Mrzelj Family, Jakob Murko, National Realty Development Corporation, Page Family, Tony Pogorelc, Andrej Košmrlj, Branko and Sylvia Pisorn, Barbara Palmer, Nevio Prosen, Gregory Sadlek, Simenc Family, Nadja Skale, Slovene National Benefit Society, Virginia Snyder, Gojko Stare, Carole R. Poirier, Bart State and Angela Percic, Boris Music and Hansa Brewery, Peter F. Orazem and Patricia M. Cotter, Ana and Tony Pirc, John Ravnik, Mirjam S. Ravnik, M. Rihtar, Jože Rožanec, Jonathan Saginaw, Mario L. Starc and Helena M Pechaver Starc, Bojan Šavrič, Tom Srsen and Sheliga Drug, Inc., Slovenian Genealogy Society International, Inc., Slovenian Museum and Archives, Steven and Rebekah Saum Boyd, Christopher Shobar, Mary Lou Vidergar and Frank M Videgar and Lisa V Lucas, Vlasic Family, Valentin Ribic, Mary Ann Vogel, Sandra P. Wilkens, Patrick Wolfe, Zitnik Family, Zefran Family, Zuga Family.
Donors in Honor of Mia Rode, a Dedicated Teacher of Slovene
Julia Borden, Paul Colfer, Blair Kilpatrick, Anja Page
Donors in Memory of dr. France Rode
Kristina Arko, Dennis E. and Diane Brahney, Victor and Annabelle Der, Educational and Dramatic Club Slovenia, Zvonko and Draga Fazarinc, Dorothy and Bradley J. Flynn, Alice Gosak Gary and Norman Gary, Anton Gosar, Diana and Andre Gremett, H.P. Retired Employees Club, Inc., John M. and Lisa A. Hutar, Rex R. Inglis, Ferdo Ivanek, Arnold J. and Jean J. Koci, Jeremiah D and Mary P Lehane, Jure Leskovec, Anastassios P. and Maya Margaronis, Mark Morgenthaler, Frank and Jozica Plut, Anthony Ravnik, Mark E. Ryavec, Robert Shaw and Maureen McLaughlin, Slovenian Progressive Home, Louis and Maria Stalcar, Donna L. Whitney, Eugenie M. Watson, Security Benefit Life Ins. Co.

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