Many alumni, friends, and parents serve as volunteers on behalf of the university in a range of roles. AKU has been privileged to have a robust volunteer network around the world that has led its many fundraising efforts. Volunteers are involved with most aspects of giving to AKU, whether as annual giving volunteers or for high priority capital projects.
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. 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.