American University of Beirut

 AUBMC Emergency Fuel Fund

​On August 14, 2021, the AUB Medical Center (AUBMC) issued an appeal for fuel urgently needed to keep ventilators and other lifesaving medical devices operational. The appeal was prompted by the threat of a forced shutdown starting on August 16, which would have meant “that ventilators and other lifesaving medical devices will cease to operate.” Shortly thereafter, we began to receive additional fuel. AUBMC was able to back up its fuel supply. In the meantime, the work on longer term plans to ensure sustainability continue. We consider this situation a fully preventable humanitarian disaster, not a fundraising opportunity. Paying for fuel oil at exorbitant prices to keep the medical center open is not something we can afford to do indefinitely, but it is something that we are prepared to do for as long as we can.

Within hours of when the AUBMC appeal was made, we heard from thousands of alumni and friends asking what they could do to help. In response, we have established the AUBMC Emergency Fuel Fund. We welcome the support of anyone and everyone who wants to contribute to this effort. All donations will be used to pay for fuel needed at the medical center – when it is available.

For more information about the AUBMC Emergency Fuel Fund, email

Thank you for your support.

  • ​For online donations originating from:

  • ​​​​For electronic bank transfers outside Lebanon, please use CITI Fresh Dollar account information below:
Bank Name: JP Morgan Chase, NA
Bank Address: 4 Chase MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11245
Account Name: American University of Beirut
Routing Number: 021000021
Account Number: 005-022622
Designation: AUBMC Emergency Fuel Fund

In order to facilitate transfers within Lebanon, please contact us on

  • For check donations pleas​e make checks payable to AUBMC Emergency Fuel Fund and mail to:

​​Office of Development
American University of Beirut
3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor​
New York, NY 10017
Office of Development
American University of Beirut
Bliss Street, P O Box 11-0236
Beirut, Lebanon​​​​

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