Office of Development and Alumni Relations



The collective investment donors make in our students and our institution is the catalyst for effecting the kind of global change on which the university prides itself.



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

Mailing Address
  • 2013 Commencement
  • Celebration of Scholarships
  • McKinley building opening
  • Student Gratitude
  • Cassell Hall Dedication

A note from the Vice President

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We are in the midst of unprecedented change and growth at American University. While the campus undergoes its greatest physical transformation in over a decade in order to provide the best facilities for our students, the university is also strengthening its investment in its faculty and rigorous academic curriculum. We continue to make strides in our philanthropic endeavors, ensuring the future of AU as a world-class institution.

Our alumni, parents, and friends all play a part in building the future of this university. Thank you to all of you who have given your philanthropic support to guarantee AU’s bright future. Thank you to all of you who make time to connect with American University—be it at an alumni event, in a volunteer capacity, or online—your personal investment is helping to build a better American University.

Your gifts change lives every day, and we invite you to participate in the life of AU to see just how far beyond expectations your support will move us.

To learn more about getting involved and giving back, send me an email at or call the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 202-885-5900.

Thomas J. Minar
Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations

Celebrating Philanthropy at the National Aquarium

Celebrating Philanthropy at the National Aquarium

In gratitude for their generosity, a group of AU supporters gathered for a special celebration at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.

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American University UFUND

UFUND is a new way for American University alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends to directly fund the projects and initiatives they care most about. Check out the fundraising page where there are some exciting projects that need your support! If you find a project that inspires you, share it with your friends and help these projects take flight.

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Celebrating Scholarship Donors

Clara Londoner at the 2014 Celebration of Scholarships

View photos of the annual Celebration of Scholarships luncheon, honoring scholarship donors and bringing them together with their scholars.

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