Campaign Goal Achieved
$500,000,000 of $500,000,000 Goal


American University undertook the Change Can’t Wait campaign with a bold call to redefine what is possible for the Eagle community. AU changemakers turned ambition into action. Through Change Can’t Wait the AU community has now given $500 million dollars to change the way students thrive, the way faculty advance discovery, and how we connect with our region, the nation and the world. Together, we’ve achieved the largest fundraising campaign goal in the university’s history. What can we say? At AU, changemaking is in our DNA.

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Campaign Pillars

Finish Line Initiative Matches Faculty and Staff Gifts to the Market

Heydt Scholarship Fund Honors a Commitment to Education


AU Installs New Kogod Eminent Scholar Chair in Finance

Change Can’t Wait on the Road: Los Angeles Highlights

AU Installs Arlene R. and Robert P. Kogod Eminent Scholar Chair in Marketing


WAMU 88.5: Building a Stronger Community One Story at a Time

Matching Gift Challenge: Coming Together to Give Back

Lectureship Advances Civility in Public Discourse


University News

Ekua Hudson (left) with AU President Sylvia Burwell. Photo by Jeff Watts.

2024 President’s Award Winner Has a Hunger for Addressing Food Deserts

Portrait of alumni award honorees and Sylvia Burwell

American University Honors Alumni Changemakers

a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal

An Urge to Serve: AU Named the Top Producer of Peace Corps Volunteers Among Medium-Sized Colleges