Trustee financial contributions signal a commitment to the university that every trustee should make. Providing leadership in AU development activities is a critical obligation of the Board. The university’s ability to accomplish its mission and to realize the goals of the strategic plan are dependent upon its success in raising funds. The success of the university in this regard rests directly upon Board initiative and leadership. Accordingly, each trustee will contribute annually to the university, commensurate with the trustee’s ability to do so and to participate actively in fundraising activities. Some Board members will have a greater capacity, interest, and skill in this area, but every trustee is responsible for some form of participation.