Ways to Give


  • Office of Development and Alumni Relations
    Fax: 202-895-4998

Mailing Address

All gifts count! Donors may choose to make an unrestricted gift to the AU Fund for Excellence, or designate to any school, college, department, program, or project.

Gifts to the AU Fund for Excellence, Deans' funds, Library, Athletics, and Campus Life funds provide budget-relieving support, allowing AU to meet its greatest needs. Donors may make designated gifts at any level to a specific purpose or project.

Please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at giving@american.edu or 202-885-5900 if you are interested in a naming opportunity. Thank you.

Making a Gift

Regardless of amount and designation, here’s what you should know about making a gift or pledge payment to AU:

  • American University’s Federal Tax ID number is 53-0196549.
  • Gifts by credit card. Credit card gifts may be made online at any time. Donors may also mail a pledge card or letter with credit card information, or call 202-885-5900 to make a gift by phone during business hours.
  • Gifts of stock. Donors wishing to make a gift via stock transfer can provide the following AU brokerage account information to your brokers:
    • Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC
      DTC #0015
      Account #504-111087 for the benefit of American University
    • Stock certificates may be mailed to:
      The Stuart Group
      Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
      1850 K Street, NW Suite 900; Washington, DC 20006

      Broker: David A. Stuart - (202) 861-5028         david.a.stuart@mssb.com

      Alternate contact: Carrie Philips - (800) 522-3546 carrie.philips@morganstanley.com

      Fax: 202-861-5001
  • Please call 202-885-5900 to ensure that your gift is properly credited.

  • Corporate Matching Gifts. Increase the impact of your donation with a company matching gift. See if your organization participates.
  • Planned Gifts. For information on making Planned Gifts, including bequests, gifts of other highly appreciated assets, or life-income gifts, contact Kara Barnes, director of Planned Giving, at 202-885-5914.
  • Gifts by Wire Transfer. Donors can contact the Office of Development at 202-885-5900 for further instructions on making a gift via wire transfer.


Make a Gift online using our secure form.

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Corporate Matching Gifts

To find out if your company has a matching gift program, enter your employer's name in our database.

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Checks should be made to American University and mailed to:

American University
Office of Development
PO Box 96609
Washington, DC, 20090-6609

Designations should be noted in the memo or in enclosed correspondence.