Change Can’t Wait returned to the Sunshine State, gathering Eagles and friends of AU in Miami for an event on media and social good.
The Elevate Scholarship Initiative launched with a $25 million goal and matching university investment to fund more scholarships for undergraduate students—helping to ensure every AU student has the financial resources they need to reach graduation.
Progress on the Student Thriving Complex—the largest investment in student thriving in AU’s history, which has received significant philanthropic investments during Change Can’t Wait—entered a new phase as President Burwell announced plans and initial renderings of the three-hub project.
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Elyn Zimmerman’s Sudama—her reimagined grouping of 450,000-pound granite boulders originally installed at the National Geographic Society headquarters—was gifted by the organization and unveiled on campus behind Kay Spiritual Life Center.
AU announced the center’s renaming to the Meltzer Schwartzberg Center for Israel Studies in recognition of a multi-million-dollar commitment from Amy Meltzer and Board of Trustees member Alan Meltzer, CAS/BA ’21, and AU friends Jaime and Andrew Schwartzberg.
Nearly 300 members of the AU community came together to celebrate the Alumni Association’s six 2023 Alumni Award winners for their changemaking achievements in government, healthcare, education, and service.
Professor Erdal Tekin was named the inaugural Charles W. Fotis, Sr. and Dorothea G. Fotis Family Distinguished Professor in Health Policy, a gift made possible by the Fotis family to honor Charles’s legacy.
Thank you, Boston! Change Can’t Wait gathered in Beantown for a conversation on tech policy and cybersecurity.
Airlie Berkshire Farm—a 2016 gift from the Airlie Foundation—launched a community-supported agriculture program to make fresh, local produce available to the AU community.
Change Can’t Wait closed Fiscal Year 2023 on a high, having raised more than $414 million toward our $500 million campaign goal.
Part of the new Student Thriving Complex project, the Tunnel reopened with new and renovated dining and retail venues that are enriching the AU student experience.
Change Can’t Wait traveled to Chicago for a compelling conversation about race and equity in the marketplace.
AU’s annual Multicultural Alumni Reunion united alumni and students for a weekend of conversations, networking, and celebrations.
AU Museum Director and Curator Jack Rasmussen, CAS/MFA ’75, MA ’83, PhD ’94, was named the inaugural C. Nicholas Keating and Carleen B. Keating Director, a position made possible by Carleen Keating, CAS/BA ’64, in memory of her late husband Nick Keating, SIS/BA ’63, MA ’64.
AU dedicated the Veloric Center for Entrepreneurship, made possible by a substantial gift from the Veloric family, including Kogod Advisory Council member Gary Veloric, Kogod/BSBA ’82, and welcomed nearly 3,000 attendees for a concert featuring Flo Rida through the Gary and Nancy Veloric Event Fund.
The Sine Institute of Policy & Politics—launched with a campaign gift from Jeff Sine, SIS/BA ’76, and Samira Sine—celebrated its 5th anniversary with a gathering and panel “Reimagining the American Dream” attended by over 850 AU community members.
Nearly 200 of AU’s most generous and dedicated advocates attended the annual President’s Circle Celebration, which honored trustee emeritus and University Campaign Committee member Ambassador Stuart A. Bernstein, Kogod/BS ’60, with the Cyrus A. Ansary Medal for his extraordinary commitment and leadership to AU.
AU installed Professor Sonya A. Grier as the Arlene R. and Robert P Kogod Eminent Scholar Chair in Marketing, marking a milestone fourth endowed faculty position installed through Change Can’t Wait.