Giving Priorities

Learn About AIU’s Vision: AIU is again physically and figuratively revitalizing itself for the future. Never content to rest on our past successes, we are now beginning to realize the next phase of our long-term plan. AIU has strategically committed to constructing the physical home of much of the University and those foundations are now being laid. Plans are under way to construct on the Karen campus:

  • An academic facility to provide innovative instructional space for all students and a home for some of AIU’s most promising academic programs, including the School of Business and Economic, and the School of Education, Arts and Social Sciences
  • An addition to and renovation of the University Chapel to give the students a feeling of goodness when worshiping God. On the drawing boards are a new building for the School of Law, renovation of the access roads and the Kijiji Guest House. These facilities will enable AIU to better contribute to building the nation’s economy.
  • Future AIU students will also benefit from an intense, residential university experience — along the heart and soul of an AIU education. In Karen, a new residence hall will be built, and one more residence hall will be added depending upon student demand.
  • The University will transcend physical spaces, revolutionize the learning experience and elevate AIU’s people and programs through new scholarships, endowed faculty positions, and innovative academic and co-curricular offerings.

Why Giving Matters


Why does AIU need private support:

Since AIU is an independent university, strong support from alumni, friends, parents, corporations and foundations is vital. Public universities are supported with tax money, while private universities depend more heavily on tuition and private gift support. Only about 70 percent of the true cost of AIU education is paid by the student. The rest comes from other sources, including philanthropy and income from the endowment.


How does AIU choose its fund-raising priorities

Projects are determined through a strategic planning process and are generally based on AIU’s Academic Plan and Facilities within the Master Plan. Following the strategic planning process, the Governing Council sets the priorities for academic projects to be funded. Once approved by the GC and the Management Board, projects are sent to the University Partnership Office to assess possibilities for matching projects with potential donors.