Office of Development and Alumni Relations


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

Mailing Address

Every Gift Makes an Impact

  • 2013 Commencement
  • Celebration of Scholarships
  • McKinley building opening
  • Student Gratitude
  • Cassell Hall Dedication
Tom Minar, photo by Jeff Watts.

Thank you! With the generosity and leadership of tens of thousands of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends, American University surpassed the $200 million financial goal of the AnewAU campaign, successfully concluding at $214.1 million.

Moving forward, our commitments to building first-rate facilities, raising scholarship and budget relieving dollars, and supporting faculty through the establishment of endowed research programs, professorships, chairs remains steadfast.

We could not have done what we have done without you, and we will not be the best AU we can be without your continued support and involvement.

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

Thomas J. Minar, PhD
Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations

Honoring Kevin Sutherland SPA '13

Kevin Sutherland

Friends and family remember Kevin Sutherland, an alumnus of the American University School of Public Affairs, with the creation of two funds that will support AU students.

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Leadership Gifts

Three years into his tenure as chairman of the Board of Trustees, Abramson has taken his role as one of AU’s top leaders to the next level.

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Lydia Albanesius

Lydia Albanesius, SPA/BA ’07, a recipient of the Lura Bradfield Foundation Scholarship, finds her calling in the classroom with Teach for America.

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Profiles in Giving

A Golden Eagle and loyal member of the 1893 Society, Jack Exelbert CAS/BA ’57 recalls fond memories of AU and shares why he gives back.

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