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Howard Hoffman, Gary Abramson, Anton Fedyashin, Peter Starr, Susan Carmel Lehrman, and Alice Hill at Initiative for Russian Culture inaugural event at the Library of Congress (photo: Imagelink Photography).

Howard Hoffman, Gary Abramson, Anton Fedyashin, Peter Starr, Susan Carmel Lehrman, and Alice Hill at Initiative for Russian Culture inaugural event at Library of Congress (photo: Imagelink Photography).

CAS alumni often connect with the college through lasting, influential relationships with faculty and advisors in their fields of study. Whether your interest is in the arts, humanities, social sciences, education, or the natural sciences, there is a way for you to give back to the college and make a difference.

You may designate your gift to a specific department, program, or the Dean's Discretionary Fund. Your support, at any level, will inspire our students, faculty, and staff to continue to working hard to build a vigorous, engaged, and challenging community of arts and sciences disciplines. With your help, we will be able to realize our potential and strive to reach higher goals.

We are grateful to all of you who give to CAS. Continue to invest in the college's future and make a gift today! For information on ways to support CAS, please contact the Development office at 202-885-2986 or use the links below to make a donation online.

College of Arts and Sciences Funds

CAS Dean’s Fund

Gifts to the Dean’s Discretionary Fund are used: to provide research awards and scholarly travel money to undergraduate and graduate students; to fund start-up expenses and facilities renovations necessary to hire the best faculty; and to fund new strategic initiatives.

AU Sciences Capital Fund

The purpose of this fund is to support the construction of major renovation of science facilities used in the instruction of the sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences.

AU Museum at the Katzen

American University Museum showcases Washington-based artists, international contemporary art, and socially- and politically-engaged art. With a world class space and ambitions to match, the museum has received great critical attention. With your support, the museum’s impact on the arts community in Washington, DC, and beyond continues to grow.

Dr. Cyrus and Myrtle Katzen Arts Center

The Cyrus and Myrtle Katzen Arts Center fosters interdisciplinary collaboration in the arts, providing state-of-the-art instructional, exhibition, and performance space for all the arts disciplines. Your support ensures that the Katzen Arts Center remains a cutting-edge space for tomorrow’s artists.

Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre

The 300-seat Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre provides the Washington, DC and American University communities a place to experience live performances in music, theatre, and dance. Your support ensures we can continue to present high-quality performances.

Friends of Performing Arts

The Department of Performing Arts includes students studying arts management, audio technology, dance, music, musical theatre, and theatre. Gifts to this fund help students in all of our performing arts disciplines. 

School of Education Scholarship

Your support of the School of Education Scholarship will help undergraduate and graduate students in our School of Education, Teaching, and Health.

School of Education, Teaching, and Health

The School of Education, Teaching, and Health works to empower future generations of educators, teachers, and health promoters, while serving the academic community and the city of Washington, DC. Your support will help us to continue building strong partnerships centered on quality education and engaged practitioners.

Department of History

American University's Department of History encourages interdisciplinary study, individually designed programs, and close contact between faculty and students. Our outstanding faculty is dedicated to teaching, scholarship, and helping students use the matchless resources of Washington, DC. Your support helps undergraduate, graduate, and faculty in the department to continue to excel in their field.

Center for Israel Studies

AU’s Center for Israel Studies (CIS) is a nationally known pioneer and leader in the growing academic field of Israel studies. AU created the country’s first undergraduate minor in Israel studies and hosted the first visiting professor in Israel studies. Through its unique location and interdisciplinary approach to studying Israeli society, culture, arts, and scientific achievement, programs open to the general public are offered monthly throughout the year. We invite you to be a part of the growth of our center by attending our programs and offering your support. Your commitment and generosity will ensure that CIS will continue to serve as a model throughout the nation in this growing field.

Initiative for Russian Culture

The Initiative for Russian Culture (IRC) promotes greater understanding of Russian culture's versatility and richness among all Consortium students in the Washington area. IRC offers courses, screenings and discussions of classic Soviet and Russian films, academic conferences, exchanges of student choirs and theater groups, art exhibits, musical performances, and other events at American University, the Embassy of the Russian Federation, and other locations around D.C.

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Want to get involved? There are many different opportunities available for CAS alumni to volunteer:

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Student Katie Serafine in the Psych Lab with Olympus fluorescence microscope.

Eddie Leavy as Tommy at American University, 2011
Eddie Leavy as Tommy in fall 2011 production (photo: Kat Gannon).