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.
On May 12, 2021, President Sylvia M. Burwell announced Change Can't Wait: The Campaign for American University. With a $500 million goal, Change Can’t Wait will create transformative educational opportunities for students, advance research with impact, and build stronger communities locally, nationally, and globally.
Why us? Changemaking is in our DNA. Why now? We know change can’t wait.
Elevate Scholarship Initiative
This $25 million philanthropic effort is our commitment to creating pathways to purpose for AU changemakers.