AKU alumni have been among our most generous and loyal supporters. Some of the ways in which our alumni give to AKU include:
Annual Giving: Gifts to the University’s Annual Fund are used to support the highest and immediate priorities of the University, its Colleges, Schools and Institutes. Students, faculty, staff, and patients all benefit from gifts to the Annual Fund.
Class Giving: Gifts from AKU alumni testify to the enduring impact the University has on their personal and professional lives, and make it possible for new generations to obtain an AKU education. So many AKU graduates have generously supported their alma mater. These gifts have included individual contributions, gifts as tributes to influential professors, as well as donations of class gifts by groups of alumni who wanted to commemorate a landmark anniversary of their graduation.
Capital Giving: AKU takes great pride in the quality and beauty of its buildings, facilities and campuses. Capital gifts can support the construction or renovation of academic and administrative buildings, hospitals and health care facilities, student residences, and university campuses. Capital gifts may be designated for specific building projects, or unrestricted for the use of day-to-day operations such as building and grounds maintenance.
Endowment Giving: Endowments provide permanent and secure income that support the priority of your choice. Scholarships for students, faculty salaries, research in a designated field and other priorities can all be supported through the establishment of an endowment or a contribution to an existing endowment. Only a portion of the interest earned on the funds in an endowment is spent each year, ensuring that the funds continue to grow and support your designated priority in perpetuity.
Planned gifts and bequests: Planned giving provides many additional ways for you to make a gift from your assets and estate. There are various options for making a tax-efficient gift or a donation that costs you nothing today. Bequests and other planned gifts have a profound impact on scholarship, teaching, and research at AKU whilst also ensuring the University's long term sustainability. By including AKU in your estate plans, you will make a contribution that may extend into perpetuity.