Harness the Giving Power of a Private Foundation-Without the Complexity
A donor advised fund (DAF), which is like a charitable savings account, gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to American University and other qualified charities. You can recommend a grant or recurring grants now to make an immediate impact or use your fund as a tool for future charitable gifts.
Take Action! Visit Your Fund
1. Recommend a grant
2. Impact AU
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You can also create a lasting legacy by naming American University the beneficiary of the entire account or a percentage of the fund. With a percentage, you can create a family legacy of giving by naming your loved ones as your successor to continue recommending grants to charitable organizations. Contact your fund administrator for a beneficiary form.
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- If you already have a fund, use our tool Take Action! Visit Your Fund to connect. No fund yet? Get our free guide.
- Contact Seth D. Speyer at 202-885-3411 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss using your donor advised funds to support AU and our mission.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you include AU in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal name: American University
Address: 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
Federal tax ID number: #53-0196549
Information contained herein was accurate at the time of posting. The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in any examples are for illustrative purposes only. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results. California residents: Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. Oklahoma residents: A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. South Dakota residents: Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance.