AU Giving Day
Every year, our community comes together during the 36-hour AU Giving Day with one goal: to make a difference. This call for our community to stand together ensures that AU remains a catalyst for change. More than 1330 Eagles made a gift, helping the university realize nearly $150,000 in matches and challenges. THANK YOU!
Why you? Because Changemaking is in your DNA. Why now? Because Change Can’t Wait.
SAVE THE DATE: February 27-28, 2023
American University has a history of waging peace, inspired by President Dwight D. Eisenhower's call at the School of International Service's founding. AU prepares tomorrow's leaders with this enduring commitment to serving the global community.
Challenges and Matches
Don’t miss the chance to multiply your impact, thanks to gift matching and challenge opportunities from some of our most generous donors.
OVERTIME! An AU Trustee will match all gifts made to AU between 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST on February 25 up to $25,000.
Giving Day Challenge
If we reach 1,500 donors, a generous School of International Service alumna will make a gift of $200,000 to the university.
The Market Match
Amy Deutsch, SPA/BA ’78, will match all gifts to the Market, AU’s Food Pantry, up to $3,000.
**MATCH MET** All gifts made to AU between 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST on February 24 will be matched up to $20,000 by Courtney Surls.
**MATCH MET** All gifts made before 10 a.m. EST on February 24 will be matched up to $13,500 by Rob Johnson, SPA/BA ’81, and Christine Johnson with a gift of their own to the university.
AU Hillel Match
Amy Lampert, SOC/BA ’94, will match all gifts to Hillel up to $5,000.
Black Alumni Alliance Book Award Match
Brandi Howard, CAS/BA ‘09, will match all gifts to the Black Alumni Alliance Book Award up to $10,000.
AUWCL Student Scholarships Challenge
If WCL reaches 275 gifts by 7 p.m. on Friday, February 25th, Alumnus Richard Pollak JD ’83 and Behzad Gohari will gift $40,000 to support student scholarships.
AUWCL Business Law Student Experience Challenge
If WCL reaches 150 gifts by 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 24th, alumnus Chris White JD/MBA ’19 will gift $20,000 towards AUWCL’s Business Law Student Experience Fund.
Kogod School of Business Challenge
**CHALLENGE UNLOCKED** If 85 donors give to the Kogod School of Business, alumna Vanessa Allen Sutherland, WCL/JD ’96, KSB/MBA ’97, will give $50,000 to the school.
School of International Service Match
**MATCH MET** Fay Parris, SIS/BA ’83, WCL/JD ’87, SIS/MA ’90, will match all gifts to the School of International Service up to $10,000.
SPA Student Emergency Fund Match
Ken Bleakley, SPA/MPA ’71, will match all gifts to the School of Public Affairs Student Emergency Fund up to $15,000.
School of Communication Match
**MATCH MET** Amy Lampert, SOC/BA ’94, will match all gifts to the School of Communication up to $12,500.
School of Education Challenge
If 22 new donors give to the School of Education, SOE Advisory Board Member Lynne Ganek will give $5,000 to the school.
The impact of your support today will be twofold: Your gift will make a real, tangible difference for the changemakers at AU. Your participation helps your school or college reach their giving day goal and make AU history. See how close your school or college is to reaching their goal. Will you help them surpass it?
|No.||School or College||% to Goal|
|1||College of Arts and Sciences||100%|
|2||Kogod School of Business||100%|
|3||School of Education||100%|
|4||School of International Service||88%|
|5||School of Communication||74%|
|6||School of Public Affairs||73%|
|7||Washington College of Law||53%|
Who Has Given?
When we all come together, American University grows stronger. Members from across the AU community participate in AU Giving Day—will you join them?
Students & Alumni
Faculty & Staff
Donor Honor Roll
We are grateful for those who can support AU Giving Day with a gift of $2,500 or more. Gifts at this level qualify for membership in the President’s Circle, our leadership community that invests in AU changemakers year after year.
Match & Challenge Donors
- Rob and Christine Johnson
- Amy Lampert
- Amy Deutsch
- Chris White
- Richard Pollack
- Fay Parris
- Vanessa Allen Sutherland
- Ken Bleakley
- Lynne Ganek
- Brandi Howard
- Courtney Surls
Honor Roll Donors
- Adam Katz and Yvonne Metcalfe
- Rick Martino
- Melissa Maalouf
- Steve Provenzano
- Richard Pollack
- Korey Neal
- Leslye Orloff and Jim Roby
- Deborah Meland
- Kirk Betts
- Mark and Nga Pedretti
- Brenda Jarrell
- Jack Cassell
- Olga and Jacek Skarzynski
- David and Wendy Dworkin
- Robb Cohen and Gail Schwartz
- Jeehyun Davis