Class of 2023 Gift

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An Anonymous DonorAlan M Peterson Jr matched €15 for each donor, donating a total of €150

The Class of 2023 is proud to announce their legacy gift to The American University of Paris. The primary goal of the senior class gift is to unite the graduating class through a fundraiser (the gift), which becomes the beginning of their legacy to AUP. Composed of graduating student volunteers, the gift committee determines how to spend the money raised. The Class of 2023 committee decided to create a one-time scholarship for an incoming student. Seniors, with the support of their family and friends, can participate in the Class of 2023 gift campaign by making a gift of 10 EUR minimum.

100% of the donations to the senior class gift will go towards the scholarship, which will be named for the Class of 2023. This recipient will be informed that they received the scholarship from the Class of 2023. The Class of 2023 scholarship recipient will be featured on the AUP website with an interview and this profile will be shared with the AUP community and all class donors.

To recognize the gifts, a permanent Class of 2023 plaque honoring all donors by name will be installed on campus. Anyone can also give anonymously. Furthermore, the Class of 2023 and its total donor count and gift purpose will be added to the Senior Class Gift Plaque, which will be installed in a prominent place on campus (TBD). All Class of 2023 donors will be listed indefinitely on our dedicated senior class gift page on the AUP website (in development). Every donor will receive a special platinum cord at graduation to signal their contribution to the senior class gift.

This initiative is complimented by festivities (4, and counting with 2 more to come), which bring seniors together in celebration of their accomplishments and before graduation. The costs for these events are covered entirely by the university.


Thank you!

Lucky #30! Alumnus gift, unlocked!

Hey AUP!

Thank you to all who donated and congratulations to the Class of 2023 for getting to 30 donors! Alumnus Elliott Burdette will contribute 500 EUR to boost the gift.

Haven't contributed yet? We are accepting gifts until 12am, May 24th. You can give online or in-person in Combes Gallery on May 11th, 10h-16h and Grenelle Lobby on May 15th, 14h-17h.

See you soon!

*Sophia LaForest (R), our 30th donor, with SGA Senior representative/Class of '23 Senior Gift Committee member + donor T'Anna Johnson (L).  


373 days ago by Michelle Hwang
Finals Support Booth!

Coucou Class of 2023!

Your Senior Gift Committee and Alumni Affairs will be on campus during your final exams to support your sprint to graduation! 

Refuel with salty and sweet snacks, coffee, and drinks.



May 10, 10h-16h: Combes Gallery

May 11, 10h-16h: Combes Gallery

May 15, 14h-17h: Grenelle Lobby

For Class of 2023 ONLY ;) 

Please consider donating to the Senior Gift! Don't forget, 100% of your donation goes towards a scholarship for incoming students. In recognition, your name will be engraved on a plaque on campus, plus you received a cord to wear and keep at graduation. Plus, if we get to 30 donors, alumnus Elliott Burdette will match the gift with a 500 EUR contribution.

See you there! 

380 days ago by Michelle Hwang
Jeopardy recap + MATCHING GIFT

Seniors came together for multiple rounds of Jeopardy in the AMEX. Between pints of beer and delicious food catered by our resident chef, Antonin, the competition was fierceThe winners, DD (Daily Double) received AUP merchandise gift bags. 

Alumnus Elliott Burdette has generously pledged 500 EUR to the gift if we can get to thirty donors. Please consider contributing; your gift will help out other students.

Next up, we will have a booth on campus during finals to support ALL seniors. Stop by for coffee, treats, and moral support. See you soon!

389 days ago by Michelle Hwang
Next up! Jeopardy Night in AMEX- April 19th 18h30-20h30

Hey AUP!

...what is a great way to support the Class of 2023?

...what is a fun night with friends?

...what is Senior Gift Jeopardy Night at AMEX?

Beer! Competition! Snacks!

Join us for a scintillating game of Jeopardy at AMEX hosted by the Class of 2023 Senior Gift Committee and Alumni Affairs. 10 EUR* to play and enjoy beer and bar snacks at the AMEX with your friends. The Senior Gift is a student-led initiative to raise funds for need-based scholarships to incoming freshmen. 


WHO: You + your friends (or frenemies)

WHEN: Wednesday, April 19th 18h30-20h30


FYI: 10 EUR (Minimum suggested donation, 100% of which goes to the Senior Gift Campaign). You can give before the event OR at the door. If you already donated (THANK YOU!), you do not need to give again. 

407 days ago by Michelle Hwang
Wrap up: Senior Spring Cocktail

The Class of 2023, President Stephens, AUP staff, and guests had a wonderful evening over glasses of wine and platters of savory bites. Thank you to everyone who came and celebrated the gift of the Class of 2023!

Join us in April for our next event: Pub Trivia Night at the AMEX (with prizes ;)

428 days ago by Michelle Hwang
Senior Spring Cocktail- March 16th

The Senior Gift Committee and Alumni Affairs will host a post-Spring Break cocktail party with drinks, hors-d'œuvres, and special guests. The plaque from the Class of 2022's Senior Gift, plus the mock-up for the Class of 2023's plaque will be unveiled.  

When: Thursday, March 16th, 18h-20h

Where: Q-801

Who: Class of 2023

RSVP on AUP Engage


435 days ago by Michelle Hwang
Senior Breakfast Recap

On November 23rd (the day before Thanksgiving), the Senior Gift Committee and Alumni Affairs joined forces to give thanks for the senior class. Over petit déjeuner, seniors enjoyed a break from the daily grind. President Sonya Stephens was a special guest and spent time chatting with students alongside committee reps.

Stay tuned for our next event, the Senior Cocktail Party, on March 16th from 18h-20h in Q-801!

439 days ago by Michelle Hwang
Class of 2023 Fall Semester Cocktail

The Class of 2023 had a great time at the Senior Cocktail on Thursday ! To kick off their final AUP year, over 100 AUP seniors, faculty and staff raised a glass to the coming year, learned about how the class can jumpstart their transition to the alumni community, and about the fun events planned all year long. Santé ! 

607 days ago by Michelle Hwang

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