We believe the future of Israel depends on excellence in higher education and research that is happening at BGU.
Our Mission: American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU) plays a vital role in sustaining David Ben-Gurion’s vision, creating a world-class institution of education and research in the Israeli desert, nurturing the Negev community and sharing the University’s expertise throughout Israel and around the globe.
What We Do: AABGU fulfills its mission by raising funds and awareness for the University across the United States, showcasing BGU’s academic excellence and groundbreaking research.
Activities include educating individuals, foundations and the media about the BGU’s research through a series of exciting and informative online communications, our signature magazine Impact, and educational programs and events, featuring BGU’s world-renowned faculty.
Your Connection to Israel from the United States
The pioneering spirit of Israel’s earliest founders still flourishes in Israel’s Negev region. Help support Ben-Gurion University’s oasis of innovation that is transforming the Negev and shaping the future of Israel.
Founded in 1972, AABGU is a nonprofit organization with headquarters in New York City and nine regional offices throughout the United States. Join our community of like-minded individuals that supports Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel’s youngest, most innovative university. Find out how you can get involved in AABGU in your area.