Campaign Progress
$402,000,000 of $500,000,000 Goal


With a $500 million goal, Change Can’t Wait will create transformative educational opportunities for students, advance research with impact, and build stronger communities locally, nationally, and globally. Why us? Changemaking is in our DNA. Why now? We know change can’t wait.

Campaign Pillars

AU’s School of Communication Is Exactly Where Student Wants to Be

“Because I Care:” Art, Change, and Self-Belief

Building Community Through Connection


Faculty Fund Supports 25th Anniversary Peace Summit

American University Faculty Experts On Why Change Can’t Wait

American University’s School of Communication Launches SOC3


WAMU 88.5: Building a Stronger Community One Story at a Time

Matching Gift Challenge: Coming Together to Give Back

Lectureship Advances Civility in Public Discourse


University News

Six 2023 spring graduates represent AU's changemaking ethos.

Challenge Accepted: Graduating Changemakers Share Stories of Perseverance

Ernst Posner

How AU Aided Refugee Scholars from Nazi Germany

Participants from the AU hosted farm bill summit provide a briefing in the Russell Senate Office Building on May 2.

Centering Racial Justice in Farming