General Alumni Association of Fisk University, Incorporated

The General Alumni Association of Fisk University, Inc. (GAAFU) was incorporated in Nashville, Tennessee in 1985. It is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose sole mission is to support Fisk University. A Board of Directors oversees the operations and conducts the business of the GAAFU. The Board of Directors meets four times a year.

Organized into five regions, each region conducts a regional conference at which time its leadership is elected. The regions include the Eastern Region, Southern Region, Southwestern Region, Midwestern Region and the Far Western Region. As mandated by its Constitution and By-Laws, a convention is held in Nashville every other year at which time the national officers are elected. The Director of Alumni Affairs of Fisk University also serves as the Executive Director of the GAAFU and is responsible for implementing its programs and directing its day-to-day operations.

The corporate office of the GAAFU is located on the campus of Fisk University in historic Richardson House (circa 1905), listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Extensive renovation of this structure was completed in 1989, with funding secured by the GAAFU. The preservation project qualified for and received an architectural award from the Metropolitan Nashville/Davidson County Historical Commission during its 17th Annual Architectural Awards Program in 1989.

Reasons to Join GAAFU, Inc.

1. Networking Opportunities
2. Voting Privileges

GAAFU members elect the national and regional Fisk alumni leadership, GAA officers, GAA board members and alumni trustees.

3. Alumni Events
4. Email Access
5. Volunteer Opportunities
6. Give Back to Future Students
7. Staying Connected to  Your Alma Mater

Membership and Dues

Any graduate of Fisk University or a former student whose class has graduated is eligible for membership in the Association. There are two types of membership - Annual and Life.

Annual Membership ($50/year)

Annual Membership in the Association is $50/year. The membership is current from January 1 to December 31. Your Annual Membership Card acknowledges your ownership of all rights and privileges that membership in the GAA offers.

Valuable Connections

As a member of the GAAFU, Inc. you will have an instant connection to the University and fellow alumni. One of the best ways to meet other active alumni is to get involved in your own region and local club. You may serve on a committee, help plan your regional conference and/or serve on the GAAFU board.



Annual Membership PayPal ($50 a year - January 1st thru December 31st)

Life Membership PayPal

You may chose partial payments of $150 or $250 or $375 OR full payment of $750 from the dropdown below.

Life Membership ($750)Life Membership in the Association is Seven Hundred and Fifty (750.00) Dollars. Persons electing to secure life membership status are required to pay local association or chapter dues as prescribed by the affiliated constituent association. Life Memberships are payable in 2-5 annual installments, $375 or $150 respectively. Your Life Membership supports the daily operations of the General Alumni Association of Fisk University, Inc.
Select Payment Options from Dropdown

Club Maintenance Dues
(Due January 1st of each year)

OR Send Check or Money Order (Payable to: GAAFU, Inc.) Credit Cards - VISA, MasterCard, AmEx,  Discover accepted via phone Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 1-800-443-ALUM (2586)

OR Send payment via U.S. Postal Service to:

GAAFU, Inc. c/o Office of Alumni Affairs, Fisk University, 1000 17th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37208
Email inquiries:


Email or call 1 800 443-ALUM (1 800 443-2586).

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