Make Your Gift

The American University of Paris welcomes the support of our alumni, former students, parents, students, faculty, staff, and current and former board members.  Please click below to make your gift.  If you would like more information about supporting AUP, please contact

A gift from the AUP community–comprised of alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and trustees of the University–will make an impact on the quality of education at The American University of Paris. Donors may choose to make an unrestricted gift to the AUP Ascending Campaign, the Annual Fund, or to designate a specific fund.

Gifts can be made to the University in variety of ways:

Cash Gifts

Gifts may be made directly to The American University of Paris or to the US-based The American University of Paris Foundation in cash, by check, by wire transfer or online. Both the University and the Foundation are registered 501©3 charities. For questions or additional information about giving, please contact

Gifts of cash are the most common form of contribution to AUP. Your gift of cash is easy to make, and the gift is not subject to gift or estate tax. A cash gift entitles you to a charitable income tax deduction for the amount of your gift.

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Pledges provide members of the AUP community with an opportunity to make a larger gift by committing a gift over a period of three to five years, or more in some cases. Ideally, your pledge should be documented in writing. Please contact us on for more information.

Gifts in Stock

Gifts of stocks, bonds or mutual funds may be donated by members of the AUP community as outright gifts or as a pledge payment. We accept stock donations to the AUP Foundation in the United States. For more information on how to make your stock donation, contact us on  '; // --> .

Planned giving

By planning a gift to AUP, you can make a significant impact on the AUP community of tomorrow whilst prioritizing your and your family’s needs today. Should you decide to leave a gift to AUP in your will, it would be our honor to invite you to join our 1962 Society – AUP’s family of alumni, parents and trustees who have entrusted the university with a planned gift.

For more information about a planning gift to AUP, please download Building Our Future Together: A Guide to Planned Giving & Legacies [pdf].

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Optimizing your gift

  • Tax benefits in France and US: As a registered charitable organization and association à but non-lucratif, AUP issues French and US gift receipts for all contributions. That receipt can then be used to receive tax credit on your annual income tax return. 
  • Tax-efficient giving in Europe: Thanks to Transnational Giving Europe (TGE), donors in various European countries are able to make tax-efficient gifts to The American University of Paris. The TGE network enables donors residing in one of the participating countries (both corporations and individuals) to financially support non-profit organizations in other member countries, while benefiting directly from the tax advantages provided for in the legislation of their country of residence. 
  • Matching gifts: If you work for a company with a matching gifts program, it’s possible to dramatically increase the impact of your gift. In some cases, a spouse’s company will also match a gift. The ratio of the match varies from company to company, ranging from 1:1 to 3:1. Both your gift and the matching gift will count toward your overall giving level for donor recognition.