When you make a planned gift to the American University of Beirut (AUB), you are investing in the university, Lebanon, and the Middle East region. You are helping to ensure, in the words of our mission statement, that AUB will be able to continue “to provide excellence in education, to participate in the advancement of knowledge through research, and to serve the peoples of the Middle East and beyond" for generations to come.
AUB is a global university. The members of the AUB family are global donors—often holding the passport of one country, residing in another country, and owning property in a third. We recognize that there are laws, family obligations, and religious and cultural considerations that influence how our alumni and friends approach planned giving. AUB staff in Beirut and North America are equally diverse and are also aware of and respect these differences.
We can assist you in identifying the right planned gift to meet your interests, wherever you reside. We have a wide range of bequests from our worldwide family of donors and can offer you the benefit of our expertise and experience. If you have questions, please contact us. We would be happy to speak with you. FreeWill offers an online tool to assist US donors in creating or updating their wills. If you wish to use FreeWill's software package for free, you may do so by clicking here. You will be taken to a website operated by FreeWill.
We have recently established the AUB Clock Tower Society to recognize and thank donors who have instituted a planned gift or included AUB in their estate plans. The clock tower is an iconic landmark and the pinnacle of College Hall, the first building on the AUB campus. College Hall was completed in 1873. The bell in the College Hall clock tower rang for the first time in March 1874. Throughout AUB history, this building has been identified more than any other with the university’s resilience and its abiding commitment to, in the words of our founder Daniel Bliss, “develop in its students the love of truth and the desire to do right.”
AUB has received many planned gifts and bequests over the years—dating back to 1870. Some of our more recent donors also have moving stories to tell.
Join us in helping to secure the future of AUB. A planned gift and/or bequest can make a lasting impact on the university by helping to support its students, teaching, and research far into the future. When you make a planned gift to AUB or include the university in your will, AUB will recognize you as a member of the AUB Clock Tower Society. You will be in the company of donors whose legacy has helped generations of students!