President Sylvia Burwell and her husband, Stephen, will match gifts made to the AU Fund for Excellence dollar for dollar, up to $25,000, from May 1 through Commencement on Sunday, May 13, 2018. Gifts made to other areas of the university will also be matched with a gift to the AU Fund for Excellence.
The AU Fund for Excellence helps university leaders shift their thinking from "what can we afford?" to "what can we achieve?" Contributions allow us to say "yes" to new opportunities for academic excellence, student engagement and services, research, experiential learning, faculty recruitment and retention, and more, as they present themselves and as needs arise.
President Burwell is the recipient of a prize from the National Academy of Public Administration to recognize her career in public service. This prize provides the funds for the President's Match for Excellence.