Your support of Aurora University and George Williams College is essential to our students today and to our future alumni for generations to come. You help us provide a transformative educational experience, offering opportunities for today's Spartans to discover what matters and build their lives around it.
It's about helping students. More than 95% of our students receive financial aid, and we depend on the annual support of alumni and friends to provide competitive scholarships and crucial aid for students who may not be able to attend college without those funds.

You're shaping the future. Every gift, no matter the size, is a vote of confidence in what we can achieve in years to come. With the support of alumni and friends, our students can experience all that AU/GWC has to offer, discover their passions and build lives of purpose. These students will become future business professionals, nurses, social workers, educators and community leaders who will, quite literally, change the world.

We're growing. AU/GWC has grown and continues to grow in its breadth of academic programs, in its student life offerings and in the actual size of its campuses. We're bringing an AU/GWC education to communities throughout Illinois, Wisconsin and beyond with innovative cohorts and online offerings. We're sending our students out into the community for real-world internships, service-learning and fieldwork experiences. We're building and renovating buildings to enhance the student experience. And we need your help to keep moving forward.  

Our faculty are awesome. Really, they are. Our professors and our staff are dedicated to students' lives on a personal and educational level. They live our mission: An inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.

We're preparing lifelong learners. At AU and GWC, learning happens in classrooms, in labs and in the library as well as at internships, on the playing fields, in residence halls, on the lake and in student organizations. We're preparing students to be critical thinkers and problem solvers. We're helping students chart a path where learning never ends.


Your gift, Your choice

Many of our donors ask, "where does my money go?" The answer is simple: You decide. You can designate your gift to support the A Fund for student scholarships, a particular school or department, athletics, arts on campus or any other area of the university that is meaningful to you. 100 percent of your gift goes to the designation you choose.


Recognizing leadership giving

All gifts to the university in a given fiscal year (July 1 through June 30) will be recognized in the annual honor roll of donors, printed in the President's Report. We also honor any requests for anonymous gifts.
 
When you make a gift of $1,000 or more, you will qualify for membership in the President's Club, our giving society for the university's philanthropic leaders.