Parent Leadership and Engagement


  • Office of Parent Leadership and Engagement

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Thank you for your interest in getting involved as an American University parent!

AU parents are vitally important members of our university community, and we encourage you to get involved in whatever ways you can. Join other parents like you who are deeply committed to driving your student's success — and that of the institution as a whole — by offering your time, expertise, and philanthropic support.

We hope there can be a role for you. Consider joining the Parents Leadership Council, hosting an AU event in your area, or volunteering with the campus' Career Centers or Admissions Office. Read through our page, complete and submit this Parent Leadership and Engagement Opportunities form, and let's talk!

We are also very excited to work with an expanding community of generous families who give to many important AU priorities, such as specific schools or academic programs, student activities, support services, the library, athletics, scholarships for deserving students, and more. All giving at every level makes AU even stronger.

To learn more about how you can get involved, please contact:
Byron Davis, Director of Development, Parent Leadership and Engagement
Phone: 202-885-5905
Address: 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016

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