Donors Make a Difference

Learn More About This Topic

Stephanie Bennett-Smith

Stephanie Bennett-Smith

American University trustee Stephanie Bennett-Smith hails from Albuquerque, New Mexico, but claims higher education as her hometown. “It’s all I’ve ever done and all I ever wanted to do,“ says the president emerita of Centenary University in New Jersey.

Continue

Stacey and Gary Jacobs

Stacey and Gary Jacobs

As the country develops solutions for the COVID-19 pandemic, American University is also working toward addressing future requirements in healthcare and how to support visionaries in the field.

Continue

Sandra Baxter and Richard Bennett

Richard R. Bennett and Sandra K. Baxter, CAS/MA '73

American University has been central to the lives of Sandra Baxter and Richard Bennett for over 40 years.

Continue

Laura and Pete Ragusa with family

Laura Ragusa, SPA/BA '77, and Pete Ragusa

After Laura Ragusa, SPA/BA '77, completed a bachelor's in political science, she remained at American University—for 40 years and counting.

Continue

Sara Nieves-Grafals and Al Getz

Sara Nieves-Grafals, CAS/BS '75, CAS/MA '79, CAS/PhD '80 and Al Getz

Triple Eagle Sara Nieves-Grafals, CAS/BS '75, CAS/MA '79, CAS/PhD '80, spent lots of time on campus during her studies, but rarely visited once her career as a psychologist was underway.

Continue

George and Lois Schaefer

George Schaefer, SPA/BA '72, and Lois Schaefer, KSB/BS '72

George and Lois Schaefer met in economics class at AU in October 1971. The couple began dating and married three years later, after George, SPA/BA '72, completed his MPA at Syracuse University.

Continue

Contact Us

4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016