Help Sustain Campus Community

ACUI announced any gifts made through 2021 will go to the new Financial Assistance Fund, supporting students and professionals affected by the pandemic and helping to sustain campus community for the next 100 years.

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Virtual Fitness Week

The Education and Research Fund is hosting a Virtual Fitness Week, May 18–22! You may participate in as many activities as desired to promote wellbeing and self-care while raising money for the Financial Assistance Fund. Wear purple and be sure to take a selfie and post using #ACUIfitness20.

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FUNd 5K Run/Walk/Roll
Enjoy the outdoors while supporting your peers! You can complete your 5K anytime this week!

Virtual Yoga
Enjoy yoga with instructor Heather Miller!

Virtual Fitness Week – Yoga from ACUI on Vimeo.

Virtual Zumba Bash
Take a break with Zumba Coach Will Sanchez!

Virtual Fitness Week - Zumba from ACUI on Vimeo.

Impact of Gifts

Given the financial pressures higher education is facing as a result of the pandemic, ACUI is committed to ensuring donations in 2020 enable campus community builders to receive professional development and access needed resources.


Financial support from scholarships to attend ACUI programs helps another generation of leaders further their learning and commitment to the profession.

Education and Research Fund


Little research exists about college unions, and we want to change that. The Education and Research Fund has helped finance research on student learning through the built environment, involvement, and campus employment.

This is done through offerings such as the Research and Education Grant and the Daniel M. Maxwell Dissertation of the Year Award.

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Giving Opportunities

Make a Gift

Reoccurring or one-time gifts can be made in any amount via check or credit card to help advance campus community any time of year. Every dollar counts!

Knot Club

I-LEAD® alumni are encouraged to donate in honor of the year attendedt o the Knot Club to endow the Meg Sutton I-LEAD® Scholarship (e.g., $20.18 for 2018). Donors will receive a knot pin to recognize their donation. Be sure to select the Knot Club on the donation form.

Conference Events

Engage supporters through the FUNd Run/Walk/Roll, bid on auction items during the Annual Conference, or participate in a signature event at the Annual Conference.

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Matching Gifts

Employer matching programs can double or triple your gift. If your or your spouse/partner’s company has a matching program, email ERF Coordinator Jake Dawes to learn how to best navigate options.

Named Giving

Continue the legacy of a deserving individual by making a gift in their honor or giving to a named award endowment. For information about naming opportunities, please contact ACUI CEO John Taylor.

Estate Giving

Plan your philanthropic legacy through a bequest or list the Education and Research Fund as a retirement or insurance beneficiary. Learn more by contacting ACUI Director of Finance and Administration Dave Teske.