Annual Giving


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

    Casey Jacobs
    Director of Annual Giving

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Annual giving enhances the American University experience by providing vital support for our students in all aspects of their education.  Every student benefits from annual giving because tuition does not cover the full cost of an AU education. Through annual giving, alumni, parents and friends help maintain and strengthen this great university while keeping it affordable for all deserving students. Annual giving supports all areas of the university. Here are just a few examples of how your gift can make an impact:

Scholarships – Nearly 80 percent of all AU students receive some sort of financial aid, including funds directly from AU. Annual Giving provides AU with the ability to respond timely and effectively to students’ needs. 

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

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Class of 2016 Convocation

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Technology Upgrades and Enhancements – Annual Giving allows AU to remain on the cutting edge of technology; innovation that shapes the learning experience.

Giving Societies

Giving societies

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Library Acquisitions – Annual Giving supports the purchase of books, periodicals, and an ever-growing number of online resources essential for student learning.

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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Field Hockey Patriot League Champions Celebration

Student Life – Annual Giving 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 – Annual Giving helps keep the AU campus looking its best and running smoothly, from heating and cooling the dorms and wiring in the classrooms to maintaining the 84 acres designated as a national arboretum.