Earliest, our association was named American Alumni for Education (AAE), formerly known as Bay Club, founded by some Indonesian students who were studying in the United States, particularly in Bay Area, San Francisco. The Bay Club activities halted when the national crisis happened in 1997, but at the end of 2008 we transformed into AAE and focused on the contribution in the education sector. In 2011, AAE changed its name to IOA or Indonesian Overseas Alumni Association as an organization in order to become more efficient and grow bigger. And then in 2017, we changed our name to Perkumpulan IOA. Since then, we have tried to expand the access and encourage public participation in working on the objectives of the organization. Our organization is widely open to anybody who has a commitment to support better education in the country. In 2012, we received a legal recognition from the Ministry of Justice and Human Right (Kementrian Hukum dan HAM) and started our legal standing as Association. Our association is managed professionally, transparently and fully run by individuals who have good credibility in their fields and supported by the Secretariat office led by an Executive Director who work as full-timers.
We have two divisions:
Education : Planning, executing, evaluating education programs
Networking/Fundraising : Planning and running various fundraising programs such as golf tournaments, charity dinner, voucher for donations, etc. as well as networking activities such as seminars, gathering, etc.