Unrestricted gifts are a top priority for the university. Gifts to the AU Fund for Excellence are applied to the university's areas of greatest need, allowing us to strategically address emerging needs across the university and take advantage of new opportunities as they arise.
Gifts to the Deans' Funds support AU's core mission by providing scholarships, student enrichment, academic innovations, faculty support, and technology upgrades to help our students become the best in their fields. Donors may support the college or school of their choice.
Gifts to the Library enhance its physical and electronic collections to accommodate students' changing needs and support student learning. Additionally, gifts help us to update facilities to house our growing collections and the latest technology.
The Campus Life Fund supports student groups and activities that foster learning and leadership, helping students to better connect with the AU community and become more deeply engaged in the total educational experience.
The Parent Fund provides university leadership with flexible monies they can use to address AU students' most immediate needs. Financial aid, facilities improvements, and student-life programs all benefit from parent support—as do the richness and diversity of every AU student's experience.