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AU Fund for Excellence


Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Fax: 202-895-4998

Casey Jacobs
Director of Annual Giving

Office of Development and Alumni Relations
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8143

The AU Fund for Excellence

The AU Fund for Excellence enhances the American University experience by providing vital support for our students in all aspects of their education. Here are just a few examples of how your gift can make an impact:

Students studying in a lounge.

Financial Aid – The AU Fund for Excellence helps keep an American University degree affordable for all. Nearly 80 percent of admitted freshmen receive some sort of aid assistance from the university.

Professor lecturing students outside.

Faculty Development – The AU Fund for Excellence serves as a resource to help AU attract and retain the best and most-inspiring professors for our students.

Student in Lab

Technology Upgrades and Enhancements – The AU Fund for Excellence allows AU to remain on the cutting edge of technology; innovation that shapes the learning experience.

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Library Acquisitions – The AU Fund for Excellence supports the purchase of books, periodicals, and an ever-growing number of online resources essential for student learning.

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Student Life – The AU Fund for Excellence enhances AU students' intellectual, cultural, physical, spiritual, and social development through varsity athletics, clubs, activities, intramural sports, and Greek organizations.

The American University Arboretum.

Campus Operation and Beautification –The Fund for Excellence helps the AU campus look and operate at its best, from heating and cooling the dorms to wiring the classrooms to maintaining the 84 acres designated as a national arboretum.

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Giving Levels and Recognition

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Matching Gifts

Corporate Matching

Did you know that your company might match your charitable contribution to AU - in effect doubling your impact? Find out more, and see if your company has a matching gift program.

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