Campaign Progress
$383,000,000 of $500,000,000 Goal


With a $500 million goal, Change Can’t Wait will create transformative educational opportunities for students, advance research with impact, and build stronger communities locally, nationally, and globally. Why us? Changemaking is in our DNA. Why now? We know change can’t wait.

Campaign Pillars

$10 Million Gift Will Advance Student Thriving and Athletics at American University

AU Changed Their Lives—Now They’re Easing the Way for a New Generation

Emergency Funds: Filling in the Financial Gap to Ensure Student Thriving


American University Faculty Experts On Why Change Can’t Wait

American University’s School of Communication Launches SOC3

Building Bridges: Redefining Corporate Social Responsibility Through AI


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

Noah Gocial speaks with two members of AU's housekeeping staff at the lunch launching the English-Spanish learning program.

Eagle Endowment Recipient Launches English Program for Spanish-speaking Staff

portrait of LaTanya Sothern at AU

Greetings from LaTanya Sothern

Comedian Kenice Mobley at GoodLaugh Initiative Launch Event

American University’s Center for Media and Social Impact Receives $1.73 Million in New Grants