How to Give

How to Give

You can make a gift online using AUWCL’s secure online gift form. Also, there are great options here for automatic recurring monthly, quarterly, and annual giving.

Checks should be made to Washington College of Law. Designations should be noted in the memo or in enclosed correspondence.

American University
University Advancement
P.O. BOX 96609
Washington, DC 20077-7992

(202) 274-4050

Visit the AUWCL Advancement Office for gifts of cash, check, or credit card.

American University Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Avenue NW, Suite C202
Washington, DC 20016

For more information, contact or by phone (202) 274-4050.

Planned gifts can be made in a variety of ways - such as through an estate or retirement plan - and enable you to leave a lasting legacy at AU and WCL while enjoying financial and tax advantages that benefit you and your family. The university welcomes gifts made through a variety of planned giving arrangements, including those that offer life income.

To learn more about your gift options and how AU can assist you with your charitable estate planning needs, contact Hannah Grimm, Director of Development, at or (202) 274-4236.

(Domestic and International)

Beneficiary: American University - University Advancement
Beneficiary's Address: 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20016
Receiving Bank: Capital One Bank
10700 Capital One Way
Glen Allen, VA 23060
ABA/Routing Number: 065000090
Swift Code: HIBKUS44 (for international wire)
Account Number: 5004308012
Memo Instructions: AU Donation from <Donor Name><Designation>

Donors wishing to make a gift via stock transfer can provide the following AU brokerage account information to your brokers:

DTC Eligible Securities
DTC# 0443
Pershing, LLC
For Credit to Account#: N7M002226
Client account name: American University

Fed Eligible Securities (Treasury Securities)
ABA# 021000018
Bank of NY/Pershing
For Credit to Account#: N7M002226
Client account name: American University

Physical Securities
Physical Certificates and the required paperwork will be sent directly to Pershing LLC., our clearing broker dealer. Please contact Jorja Watts at 412-234-0439 for additional instructions.

Mutual Funds and Foreign Security Gifts
Please contact Jorja Watts at BNY Mellon Capital Markets to check
(412) 234-0439

The fair market value of your securities donation is determined by calculating the average between the high and low stock quotations on the date the stock is transferred to AU's ownership, multiplied by the number of shares transferred. For IRS tax purposes, the date of gift is the day shares are received into AU's brokerage account or the day stock certificates are signed over to AU as documented by verified hand delivery or postmark.

If you are an employee of AU, you can make a gift directly from your paycheck. To do so, log in to the AU Portal with your credentials. On the upper right side of the portal home page, under the "Personalized Links" menu, click on "Finances" and select Make a Gift via Payroll Deduction.

Federal Tax Identification Number: 53-0196549

Please contact us at (202) 274-4050 or at to ensure that your gift is properly credited and for additional instructions on sending physical certificates.