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Sara Clarke Kaplan

Alumni ·

A New Vision for AU’s Antiracism Center

Sara Clarke Kaplan shares her goals as the new executive director of AU’s Antiracist Research and Policy Center—and how philanthropy can help achieve them.
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Alumni ·

Filmmaking as Catalyst for Sustainability Change

One of the world’s leading environmental film programs, CEF advances filmmaking, photography, and media to raise awareness, promote solutions, and mobilize movements to effect change.
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student's jumping after graduation

Alumni ·

Equity-based Giving on the Rise at AU

Gifts to funds that help create an equitable and inclusive American University are growing at a rate of 43 percent year over year. Learn why these funds are at the core of the Change Can’t Wait campaign and how you can get involved.
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Professor Terry Davidson presents

Alumni ·

University Installs Inaugural Trone Family Eminent Scholar Chair

AU installed Terry Davidson—a pathbreaking researcher in the effects of diet on the brain and its influence on addiction and other cognitive disorders—as the Trone Family Eminent Scholar Chair, advancing AU’s groundbreaking work in neuroscience.
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Class gathering outside

Alumni ·

Matching Gift Challenge: Coming Together to Give Back

A matching gift challenge gave three alumnae the opportunity to honor their AU experiences and create change for future AU students, further amplifying why philanthropy at AU matters.
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Betsy Moler

Alumni ·

Energy Policy Leader Gives Second Gift to Support AU Scholarships

Elizabeth (Betsy) Moler, SIS/BA ’71, blazed trails in US energy policy over the course of her long and influential career.
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WCL outdoors

Alumni ·

Adjunct Faculty Put a New Spin on “Back to School”

At AU’s Washington College of Law, adjunct faculty members wanted to do more than teach their students—so they established a scholarship to help more students access a WCL education.
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group of students

Alumni ·

Center for Media & Social Impact Announces More than $1 Million in New Grants

The funding will support initiatives at CMSI’s core intersection of creative culture, entertainment, and social justice and equity.
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Outdoor landscape of Washington College of Law

Alumni ·

Helping Students Carry the Hidden Costs of Law School

Law students face many small but essential expenses during their education, including travel for career-expanding opportunities. WCL alumnus Chris White created a fund to help more WCL students access these types of experiences.
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2021 BAA Book Award recipients, Kayla Kelly, SPA/BA '23 (left), Johneé Wilson, SIS/BA '24 (center), and Imani Vice, SPA/BA '21 (right).

Alumni ·

Three Undergraduate Students Win Black Alumni Alliance Book Awards

Meet the recipients of the scholarships and learn how this and other alumni-funded awards help to promote a diverse and inclusive environment.
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