GOAL: $10 MILLION
The AU Fund for Excellence is a vital source of support for funding the university's ongoing operations each year. Gifts to the Fund for Excellence, which go directly into the annual operating budget, play a crucial role in determining American University's ability to provide students with a high-caliber educational experience in a vibrant academic environment.
These financial resources support the recruitment of renowned faculty, fund scholarships that enable the university to attract the most gifted and deserving students, equip the library with the most current resources available for conducting leading-edge research, and ensure that classrooms have updated technology. Because gifts to the Fund for Excellence are unrestricted, they provide AU with the greatest degree of flexibility when it comes to meeting specific needs in a timely fashion.