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  • SPA: Development & Alumni Relations
    (202) 885-2660

    Dan Mackeben
    Director of Development

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The School of Public Affairs' tradition of academic excellence is made possible through the generous support of alumni and friends. Your generosity contributes the funds necessary to bridge the gap between revenues and the true cost of running a world class university.

SPA benefits greatly from annual unrestricted gifts, as well as contributions targeted toward a particular interest, such as the SPA Dean's Fund or a favorite program.

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Planned Gifts
Often the best way to support SPA is through a gift of appreciated stock or an estate gift such as a codicil to your existing will or an annuity gift. Different philanthropic goals and tax benefits may be realized by each of these gift types. Remembering SPA in your will entitles you to membership in American University's Helen Kettler Palmer Society. We appreciate your support.

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Success Story

Adam Lankford SPA/MS '07, SPA/PhD '08

Alumnus Examines Systematic
Indoctrination in New Book

Adam Lankford, SPA/MS '07, SPA/PhD '08, examines systematic indoctrination in his book Human Killing Machines.

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Beyond Ward Circle

Seth Ingall Tout

Our first edition of Beyond Ward Circle profiles Seth Ingall, who received his B.S. in CLEG from SPA in 1988 and a JD from AU’s Washington College of Law in 1992.

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