What are you passionate about?
At AUNE we have brilliant faculty, imaginative students, dedicated staff and a million great ideas! You can make a gift that will help to make someone’s dream come true. Below is a list of some of the innovative programs that are taking place at AUNE every day. We encourage you to further these initiatives with your philanthropy, or talk to us about your own ideas. Your tax-deductible gift to a restricted fund will make a real difference. Please see the Menu of Giving Opportunities for more information.
- Alumni Outreach Programs
- AUNE Speaker Series
- Center for Academic Innovation
- Community Garden Connections Project
- Congressional Progressive Caucus Fellowship
- Endowment Gifts and Naming Opportunities
Honor Someone Special
Endowment gifts and naming opportunities allow donors to leave a lasting legacy that will benefit AUNE and its students for generations to come. These gifts may honor the contributions or achievements of an outstanding faculty member, administrator, alumni, volunteer, or friend. They can memorialize a colleague or classmate, family member or loved one. Endowment gifts are invested, and the principal remains intact in perpetuity while the interest is used to fund the donor’s purpose.
Endowment opportunities at AUNE include chair, faculty, and program director positions, department or program support, new or existing scholarship funds, lectureships, programs, and special awards. Endowment gifts are substantial in size, ranging from $25,000 for an endowed scholarship fund to $1.5 million or more for an endowed Chair. Naming opportunities range from $5,000 for a one-time scholarship or award to $500,000 for a significant space such as the community room or library.
- Facilities Improvements and Upgrades
- H. Meade Cadot ES Student Practicum Fund
- Horace Mann Spirit of Service Awards Dinner
- Internships and Practica: Creating Community Partnerships
- John Knight Colloquium
- Multicultural Center
- Multicultural Center’s Disaster Shakti
- Roger Peterson Clinical Psychology Distinguished Lecture Series
- Sustainability, Social Justice and Diversity Initiatives
- Whole Terrain
A Professor Who Made All the Difference
“A little payback.” That’s what Dr. Edouard A.J. Carignan, PsyD ’01, calls his multi-year pledge to the Roger Peterson Clinical Psychology Distinguished Lecture Series.
Carignan was well into his career as a psychologist and working at the New Hampshire State Prison in Concord, when he stopped by the campus of Antioch University New England. Instead of the somewhat cold institution he had expected, he found a warm and vibrant community. “Wow!” he said. “This was something I wanted to get into.”
And it was Roger Peterson, AUNE professor and Distinguished Senior Scholar, who gave Ed the encouragement he needed at a crucial time in his academic career. “That’s what convinced me to stay,” he says. After deciding to make a significant gift to support the lecture series, Carignan wrote to his classmates, encouraging them to make gifts to complete the funding necessary to kick it off. He wrote, “This will be a valuable professional and academic experience for all and it will honor Dr. Peterson’s decades of service to AUNE, his countless contributions to the field of psychology, and the effect he had on us and thousands of others whose lives he has touched through his long and distinguished career.”