GET CLAWED TO THE BALL
The 36-hour giving event
in celebration of
AU's Founders Day
676 people already donated
$193,377.00challenge gifts unlocked
Each school's goal is denoted by
"SIS faculty are world-class. I give to honor them."
"My wife, Denise, and I wanted to support a cause that is near and dear to Neil and Ann Kerwin. They have always wanted to make AU accessible to all qualified students regardless of their financial condition. The Kerwin Family Emergency Financial Aid Fund will help AU toward that mission."
"AU allowed me to study in Cuba, air my documentary on Maryland Public TV, and intern with impressive alumni. I give because I want the next generation to share the same amazing opportunities."
“I give because I’ve witnessed what our programs do to forge character in our students…..GO EAGLES!”
“WCL is training the next generation of social justice lawyers at a time when the need is great. I give to scholarships so that students with financial need will have the opportunity to serve as lawyers for marginalized communities.”
“I give because the experiences American University offers are second to none—for current students and alumni alike—and I can only hope that the incoming class of Eagles enjoy their next four years as much as I did.”
There is a lot to celebrate at AU - every day members of our community create meaningful change in the world. “Get Clawed to the Ball” is a fun way to celebrate all of the good things happening at AU and educate our community about giving so that we can continue spearheading lasting global change. Your support fuels this work. Give to your favorite school, program, or initiative, and encourage your friends to do the same.
Gifts to American University are a vote of confidence in the efforts of AU students and faculty to create meaningful change in the world. Alumni giving also has an impact on AU’s reputation. Ranking organizations like US News and World Report include the number of alumni who give to their alma mater in their calculations.
You designate your gift to the school, program, or initiative of your choice and your gift is put to work immediately to impact that part of AU. Here are a few examples of what gifts can provide AU students: • A game uniform for a member of the basketball team ($75) • Student fee for use of the photo labs to cover ink, photo paper, and maintenance of equipment ($150) • Four coffee with the Dean events ($280) • A career networking event with local alumni ($650) • Set up costs for a business venture created by a team of students in the Kogod Incubator ($1,000)
Click the "Give Now" button at the top of the page and give via credit card on our secure website. You give a one-time gift or set up a recurring monthly gift.
Spread the word! Tell your fellow Eagles about Get Clawed to the Ball. Post on social media using the hashtag #getclawedtotheball. Call, text, or email your friends to tell them about giving day!
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