FAU Foundation’s Philosophy on Philanthropy
We approach fundraising and donor giving differently. Our work is about connecting your philanthropic passion to FAU’s unlimited opportunities to find the discoveries, knowledge, and cures that help everyone, everywhere. That’s our purpose, and why we emphasize giving through the Foundation instead of giving to the Foundation. Your philanthropy powers possibility, and we are proud to partner with you.
Impact You Can See
At FAU, you know your gift matters. When you invest through the Foundation, you propel ideas and solutions for the future farther than you ever could have imagined. Your contribution creates immediate change, allowing you to enjoy your legacy where you live, while you live. As a smaller but growing university, we move nimbly and efficiently to put your gift into action, fueling the programs putting FAU on the global map.
Your Dreams Make a Difference
Our donors rate their experience of giving through the FAU Foundation as very satisfying. Why? Because every dollar given to our rising university leaves a larger, more transformative footprint than it could almost anywhere else. Here at FAU, you can participate in your own philanthropy, realizing your vision and enjoying its benefits. So tell us about your dream to make a difference. We will connect you to a life-changing experience not just for the beneficiaries of your gift, but for you, as well.
How do you know the FAU Foundation is your trusted philanthropic partner? By our character. We humbly endeavor to embody the action, spirit, and achievement that stems from our values.
GRATITUDE / We are thankful for the support of our donors and enjoy every opportunity to remind them of our appreciation and genuine gratitude.
TRUST / We stand on faithful stewardship. Responsibility to our donors, the University, and community is the pillar of our existence and defines our ethics, decisions, and actions.
AMBITION / We carry a can-do attitude, believe in the power of possibility, and cultivate strength in collaboration. Our outlook is positive, upbeat, and aspirational.
ASCENSION / Our upward trajectory is accelerating. We are moving up the ranks and rising — proud about where we started and where we are going.
AGILITY / Our small yet growing size is an advantage. We move quickly and efficiently, delivering timely and lasting impact on the communities we serve.
TENACITY / We are determined to make progress, no matter how daunting the task, and we do it with grit and resolve.
Are you ready to fulfill your philanthropic dream? Partner with the FAU Foundation to put your passion into action. Together we can build a future where the quality of our education, health, and the environment bears the mark of your contribution.