Make Paris Possible at AUP 2021

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Today we come to ask you to help us 

raise support for student scholarships 🎓


As we celebrate 60 years at AUP, the need for scholarships is at a record high. Over half of all AUP students now rely on financial aid, and for a non-profit university like AUP, we cannot meet their needs without support from our community.

At the end of this academic year, President Celeste Schenck will retire, following a transformative 33 years as professor, mentor and leader of AUP.  As she steps down, her impact on the AUP community will be forever recognized through the creation of:

The Celeste Schenck Presidential Scholarship Fund 

This scholarship will provide permanent support for AUP students in the pursuit of their academics and goals. Celeste’s greatest passion is to help students, and we can’t imagine a better way to honor her work than to establish this endowed scholarship in her name. 

Our goal is to secure 200 donors for scholarships on November 18 - a new record for AUP. When you make your gift - at whatever level and for whatever purpose - your gift will unlock additional support through generous matching challenges throughout the day. 


You can also Make Paris Possible by supporting:

La Vie Quotidienne at AUP 🍎  Gifts to the unrestricted Annual Fund or Parents Fund make an immediate difference to every student in every program, classroom, and organization on campus.  Unrestricted funds help us meet the most current and pressing everyday needs on campus and allow us to respond quickly as urgent needs arise. From student Health and Wellness to AUP's Research Centers to our beautiful campus on the banks of the Seine- your gift to the Annual or Parent Fund ensures AUP community members will always have the help they need.

Coup de Pouce 🌍: The Cultural Program is a hallmark of AUP’s unique approach to a global liberal arts education. Through study trips and cultural excursions to inspiring destinations, the Cultural Program takes learning beyond the classroom, encouraging global explorers to become lifelong learners. Your gift to the Coup de Pouce fund allows us to provide funding to students who would otherwise be unable to participate in these life-changing opportunities.

Updates
We ALL helped #MakeParisPossible! 204 and counting!

A deeply heartfelt THANK YOU to all who donated today in support of student scholarships, Coup de Pouce, and Annual Funds! We couldn't have done it without you.

We all came together to break yet another Giving Day record! And the night isn't over yet. There's still time to tell a friend to support AUP before midnight Pacific time by sharing the links on this page. 

We are just so thrilled at the level of love and support for AUP today, and we look forward to celebrating this success with you tonight, tomorrow, and throughout the rest of AUP's 60th Anniversary year!


911 days ago by Emily Ide
THANK YOU for #MakingParisPossible

Thank you! Because of your generosity, so far today we have raised $44,268 for AUP's endowment: The Celeste Schenck Presidential Scholarship Fund! Thanks to a generous matching gift offered by alumnus Sultan Al-Qassemi all gifts to the Celeste Schenck Scholarship Fund have been matched dollar for dollar bringing us to a total of over $88,000 in scholarship funds so far today!

Support is still coming in, and all gifts to this fund will be matched 100% for the rest of the day.

We are SO close to our 200-donor goal. Thank you for helping us break records today!

Together we can #MakeParisPossible!

911 days ago by Dana Callaghan
$46,000 for the Celeste Schenck Presidential Scholarship Fund so far!

So far today we have raised $23,000 for AUP's endowment: The Celeste Schenck Presidential Scholarship Fund! Thanks to a generous matching gift offered by alumnus Sultan Al-Qassemi all gifts to the Celeste Schenck Scholarship have been matched with an additional $23,000 bringing us to a total of $46,000 in scholarship funds so far today! Support is still coming in, and all gifts to this fund will be matched 100% for the rest of the day.


We are more than halfway to our 200-donor goal. Thank you for helping us break records today!


Together we can #MakeParisPossible!


911 days ago by Mary McLean Evans
Challenge Gift from alumnus Elan Garonzik '70

Thank you to all who have helped #MakeParisPossible already today! We're well on our way to reaching our goal of 200 donors.

Looking to support AUP student scholarships at an even bigger level? Alumnus Elan Garonzik is looking for two other donors to join him with gifts of $33,000 to the Celeste Schenck Presidential Scholarship Fund. This means that altogether, gifts will total $100,000 for AUP, which is 10% of our goal for the University's first endowment!


Contact our team at advancement@aup.edu to learn more or join this team of challengers.

912 days ago by Mary McLean Evans
Special message from President Celeste Schenck

We have now passed 140 donors for student scholarships on AUP Giving Day! 🎉 Help us reach our goal of 200 donors today by making a gift before midnight PT.

Here is a special message from President Celeste Schenck as Giving Day activities roll out here on campus and around the world.

912 days ago by Mary McLean Evans
Matching Challenge from Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi '98

Right now, you can DOUBLE your impact when you make a gift to the Celeste Schenck Presidential Scholarship Fund.

Thanks to the generosity of alumnus Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi '98, every gift made to the Celeste Schenck Presidential Scholarship Fund on Thursday, November 18 will be matched in full.

Be sure to give before the end of the day to take advantage of this opportunity to fund endowed student scholarships for AUP.

#MakeParisPossible


912 days ago by Savannah Gerlach

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