American University has great capacity to shape the future and change the world through the work of its faculty, students, and alumni. Donors inspire excellence at American University by supporting bright students, high-caliber faculty, and significant research that benefits society, promotes innovation, contributes new knowledge, and improves lives.

Contributions of all kinds and of all amounts provide essential resources for AU students and faculty to do groundbreaking work that makes a positive impact.

Impact of Giving

Aerial view of Bender Library and McKinley building

Giving plays an important role in the life of the university. Individuals' philanthropy makes a difference to the work of our students, faculty, and staff.
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Campaign Launch

It's time with AU gate

On May 12, President Sylvia M. Burwell announced Change Can't Wait: The Campaign for American University.

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Ways to Give

American University graduates leap in celebration on the Quad

You can support the university in a variety of ways; whether by annual gifts, endowments, or gifts from your estate. Find out how you can make a difference at AU. 

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