Donating to IAU


There are many ways to donate to IAU. Regardless of the amount or the form that a donation may take, IAU is deeply humbled by the action itself. Whether donors wish to honor or commemorate an individual, or help ensure the excellence of IAU programs for future generations of students, we invite potential donors to consider and select one or more of the donation opportunities listed below.



Donation Opportunities


IAU's Donor Brick Wall in Manning Hall


Unrestricted Gifts

Unrestricted Gifts support IAU's operating budget. Donors include alumni, parents of current students and alumni, trustees, faculty, and friends of IAU who wish to make a one-time or an annual donation helping to fund IAU’s financial priorities.


Building Fund

The Institute’s new academic building, Manning Hall, 8, rue Littéra testifies to IAU’s decision to reinforce its roots in Aix-en-Provence by adding state-of-the art facilities for international teaching and learning in a unique setting. This fund enables IAU to maintain the fabric of its educational buildings and keeps the centers of academic learning at the forefront of scholarly standards.


Naming Opportunities

Individuals, foundations, and corporations who share IAU's commitment to its ideals are invited to play a significant role by naming and endowing key spaces in all three of IAU’s buildings. Please see descriptions below as well as IAU’s Giving Societies document for a list of available opportunities and suggested minimum investments.


  • Chapelle des Pénitents Bleus, at 2bis, rue du Bon Pasteur, Aix-en-Provence, is a highly visible symbol of the Aixois roots of IAU. Within its walls, generations of American undergraduate students have experienced the learning that gave them their own keys for opening doors to the world.
  • Manning Hall, 8, rue Littéra testifies to IAU’s reinforced presence in Aix-en-Provence, with the promise of providing state-of-the art facilities for teaching and learning in an international program in a unique setting.
  • The Marchutz School of Art studio, named for the acclaimed painter and art historian who taught at IAU from 1960 to 1973 before a group of his followers started the Marchutz School. After Leo Marchutz’s death, Amos Booth presented the Board of Trustees with the possibility of acquiring the School, which they did in 1984.

Donor Bricks in Manning Hall

For a donation of $1,000, a commemorative brick allows alumni, friends, and family members to create a permanent dedication to IAU College. Each brick is engraved with the donor’s name (and class year for IAU alumni). The bricks are installed in the wall of the courtyard at Manning Hall.


The Herbert Maza Full Year Scholarship Fund

A scholarship in honor of Dr. Herbert Maza, co-founder and first President of the Institute, provides scholarship support specifically to full-year students.


The Amos Booth French Honors Program Scholarship

A scholarship fund in honor of Amos Booth, esteemed teacher, director and second President of IAU. This fund provides scholarship support to students enrolled in the French Honors Program.


John Rewald Art & Art History Scholarship

IAU offers an endowed scholarship in honor of Mr. John Rewald, art historian and colleague of Leo Marchutz- namesake of the Marchutz School of Fine Arts. Through the collaborative study of artist Paul Cezanne’s work in Aix and the surrounding region, Rewald and Marchutz sought to deepen understanding of Cezanne’s impact on the art world and preserve his memory in the city of Aix. This scholarship is awarded to students of art and art history who demonstrate consistent and profound study in the disciplines of art and art history.


The Marchutz School of Fine Arts

The Marchutz School of Fine Arts campaign is seeking to raise support for community development, subsidize a campus project, and sustain scholarships and grants for the Alumni Fellows Program. See www.themarchutzschool.com for more information.


The Stone and Holt Weeks Field Study Scholarship

In memory of Stone and Holt Weeks, two inspirational, service-oriented young men and sons of Artist-in-Residence and longtime friends of the school, Jan Taylor Weeks and her husband, Linton Weeks. Donations to this fund provide financial assistance to spring semester students participating in the Marchutz School Venice painting excursion. The family has created the Stone and Holt Weeks Foundation to promote the continuation of the work and the spirit of service to others and the community, as exemplified by the lives of Stone and Holt Weeks.


Endowment Fund

IAU’s Endowment is fundamental to the Institute's ability to plan for the long-term and to manage durring turbulent economic and diplomatic times. The fund provides for a permanent source of income to support the Institute's academic programs and provides for future growth while fulfilling IAU’s need for a predictable income stream.


Matching Gifts

Please contact Kurt Schick, Dean of Alumni Affairs, for information and/or queries.


Planned Gifts: The Mont Sainte-Victoire Legacy Society

IAU College is extremely grateful to our alumni and other supporters who have remembered the Institute with a gift in their Will. The Mont Saint-Victoire Legacy Society is an association for donors who have included IAU in their estate plans through some form of planned gift or other charitable donation. For more information, please contact Kurt Schick, Dean of Alumni Affairs.




If you would like to send a check, money order, stocks/shares or other charitable gifts in support of IAU College, please send them to the attention of: IAU College, U.S. Office of Alumni Affairs, 409 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 303, San Diego, CA 92108. For any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Kurt Schick, Dean of Alumni Affairs, via e-mail or call 1-800-221-2051.