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Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo

12 December 2019

Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo

A 13 million USD major matching gift from long-term UWC supporters and philanthropists, Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo has helped to launch the UWC Endowment Fund in 2024.

Created solely to support scholarships, the Fund will enable more students from under-resourced backgrounds to study at UWC schools and colleges in the future. Structured as a matched donation to stimulate further giving from UWC alumni and parents, the van Otterloo’s gift will enable seven UWC schools and colleges and UWC International to launch or grow their own endowments. 

Rose-Marie and Eijk were honoured with the UWC Awards for Peace and Sustainability in Education at the UWC International 60th Anniversary Gala in New York City in May 2023. Their involvement with the UWC movement goes back many years, and they have provided remarkable support to several UWC schools and colleges, including UWC Maastricht, UWC Mostar and UWC Costa Rica. Eijk van Otterloo previously served as a member of the UWC International Board.


“We hope our 'challenge' to the UWC community empowers them to not only grow our common mission, but to make it even more sustainable for future generations of students from many different cultures and backgrounds, continuing to use education as a force for a more peaceful and sustainable world.”                     

- Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo