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2020 President's Circle Celebration

To our nearly 1,000 President’s Circle members – you empower our talented students, our leading faculty, and our innovative research. And in this unique year, you have helped American University act quickly to ensure the health and safety of our community while still delivering the high-quality AU experience that we are known for. Thank you.

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The Cyrus A. Ansary medal was presented to Lonnie G. Bunch III, CAS/BA ’74, CAS/MA ’76, during the 2020 President’s Circle Celebration on Tuesday, October 27. President Sylvia Burwell and Secretary Bunch discussed his experience building the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the social justice role of museums, the future of the Smithsonian, and leadership during challenging times.

As one of AU’s most generous donors, you have invested in a community of changemakers who are rising to address the challenges of our complex and rapidly changing world. This year, gifts to AU have more immediacy and urgency than ever before—you lead by example and your continued investment is the key to our success. You can make a gift today.