The Fondation USJ was established by Prof. Salim Daccache s.j. in 2015 with the aim of raising funds for the University’s development and global outreach, and maintaining its academic excellence.
The Foundation is the main body within Saint-Joseph University of Beirut that is attentive to the needs of its students, its Community and its hospital, Hôtel-Dieu de France (HDF). Through its projects and programs, the Foundation aims to:
• Raising funds to support students, teaching excellence and research.
• Building partnerships with donors and businesses.
• Gaining loyalty among USJ and HDF donors.
• Capitalizing on USJ's international network of alumni, friends and partners.
To make a donation to the Fondation USJ is to make excellence in education accessible to all talents, to promote social and cultural diversity, and to maintain USJ’s status as a leading university in research and education, both regionally and internationally. Given the Lebanese and regional socio-economic situation, the USJ stands by its students’ side, offering them unconditional support. As such, a budget of $20 million is allocated to more than 3,000 students per year , enabling them to pursue a quality higher education, and to become tomorrow's leaders.
Picture the story behind each donation!
Through these testimonials, meet our generous donors and witness the life-changing impact they had on our students.
Chairman - ABNIAH SARL
… I knew that USJ needed help and support. Since I am an alumnus of Collège Notre Dame de Jamhour, I have always been a fan of all that has to do with the Jesuits. Although I did not go to a Jesuit university, I have always felt that USJ needed support... Read more
French and Religious Studies Instructor – USJ Scholarship Fund
…Simply because my father, my brother and I are USJ alumni. Moreover, I studied at USJ for 20 years; I hold 9 degrees... Read more
I am extremely grateful to have been the recipient of the Berge Setrakian Scholarship for my master’s degree in Private Law at USJ. This scholarship has allowed me to take a much-needed step in my legal education at a critical time in the history of the country, as well as at a significant time in my professional life... Read more
CEO of Matelec SAL
“The situation in Lebanon is critical and the needs of people in need are immense: food, medicine, hospitalization, etc... I therefore decided to invest in a vital resource for the future of my country: its talented university youth. In memory of my mother, Mrs. Elise Soughayar, and in cooperation with my alma mater, ESIB, I established a fund to help students... Read more
It is with deep gratitude and appreciation that I want to thank the members of the Department of Social Services for their support. I greatly value their constant help and support... Read more
Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Economics
As alumni of USJ (FGM and FSE), my husband Gilbert and I have a strong sense of belonging and attachment to our university. We have always wanted to help the Lebanese youth and especially USJ students... Read more
Computer Science student
My name is Aida-Maria Toufic Abou Jaoudeh and I have a Bachelor in Computer Science and I will soon get a Master in Computer Systems And Network with an emphasis on Information Security from the National Institute of Telecommunication and Informatics (INCI) at USJ... Read more
Managing Partner at Rashed R. Al Marri Law Office
When I approached USJ for the establishment of a Scholarship Fund and the means to help USJ students, the answer was that USJ “greatly appreciates my concern for solidarity with students through my interest in the establishment of a Scholarship Fund.” For me, this solidarity is a moral duty, an obligation, a pleasure, and an enrichment to give back what I have received, as very well said by Victor Hugo: our mind is enriched by what we receive, our heart by what we give... Read more
Director of the Higher Institute of Public Health, USJ
Solidarity is an essential value. Being in solidarity means that we are attentive to the needs of our society and our fellow citizens. It also means that we are grateful for what we have and aware of the graces we live with. For these reasons, I decided to help people in need through the food drive of USJ en mission – Ketfe Bi Ketfak, to support the mission of USJ during this serious economic crisis that is affecting Lebanon and its citizens... Read more
After graduating from a French-speaking school, studying economics at USJ was a no brainer. I come from a rather conservative community, and I was curious to join an academic institution that promotes cultural pluralism... Read more
Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration and Management of USJ
President of RDCL World
As President of RDCL World, I firmly believe that it is our duty to give back to our society, to which we owe a large part of our professional success, what it has offered us. Hence our decision to contribute to the USJ-HDF Infrastructure and Equipment Program for the fight against Covid19 in Lebanon, by donating 2000 viral preservation media for nasopharyngeal swabs and 100 personal protective equipment (PPE), for the use of the HDF team and the Rodolphe Mérieux Lebanon Laboratory of the Faculty of Pharmacy at Saint-Joseph University of Beirut... Read more
Business Manager in an insurance company
Tuesday August 4, 2020, 6:08pm, apocalypse in Beirut. Hundreds of dead, thousands of injured, hundreds of thousands of displaced and our capital in ruins. How can we remain numb to this kind of tragedy? How can I support my native country and particularly those who have lost everything? The answer came to me on Facebook through a video campaign of USJ en mission... Read more
President - Ghazal Foundation
…I created a foundation called the “Ghazal Foundation for Education, Research and Peace in Lebanon” and it has two main objectives: The first: rewarding, supporting and encouraging Lebanese NGOs ... Read more
Founder - Pleasant Dental Center
The main reason for my choice is that USJ is my Alma Mater, I owe my life, my work and my success to it. That’s why I give to USJ. I have a sense of commitment to this university. Read more
3rd year - Economics (USJ - FSE), Current student
The scholarship has given me the opportunity to pursue my studies at the Saint Joseph University. As a Francophone, I wanted nothing more than to join this university and be part of this family. Therefore, I sought the support of the very welcoming Department of Social Services which granted me a scholarship. Read more
5th year - Pharmacy (USJ - FP), Current student
USJ helped me secure my future.I became more mature when I joined USJ because I come from a different background and environment. I am happy to have built a personality over the past five years thanks to the courses and teachers who have shaped me. Read more
4th year - Occupational Therapy (USJ - IET), Current student
This scholarship has affected my life in an extremely positive way. Determined that I am to study occupational therapy, I went to the Department of Social Services and it was a very pleasant experience for me. Read more
4th year - Physics (USJ - FS), Current student
The scholarship has had a very big impact on my life, as it came at a very important time, a crossroad where I didn’t know whether I was going to continue my education or not, and the social worker directed me in the right direction and supported me to make good use of my scholarship. Read more