The Next Generation Fund
AU is proud to have led the fight for church-state separation for 75 years. But as religious extremists wage war on decades of hard-won progress, we can’t pause to celebrate.
It’s time to honor our past by committing to the future of our movement.
With this $750,000 campaign we will seed our Next Generation Fund and equip the leaders who will drive AU and its work forward.
AU is seizing this moment to equip and mobilize the next slate of leaders who will protect and advance our work.Rachel Laser, President and CEO
We’ve fought for 75 years. We’re fighting now.
And we will never stop fighting for freedom without favor and equality without exception.
Initiatives to Expand Our Movement
- The AU Legal Academy —an AU-led partnership with leading impact-litigation organizations that will build the legal power we all need to hold our nation accountable to its promise of equality
- The Summit for Religious Freedom —a new annual gathering that will unify our diverse community and magnify our collective fight for true religious freedom beyond the courtroom
- AU’s Youth Organizing Fellowship —a 12-month leadership development program for young people that provides training, support, and real organizing opportunities in our movement
- A Full-Court Press for Visibility—a public outreach effort leveraging extensive public opinion research and testing to elevate issues of church-state separation to new, younger audiences, increase awareness, and grow our reach.
Give Now and Double Your Impact
Through a gracious matching gift from Barbara Meislin, one of AU’s most consistent supporters, any gift to this campaign from now to the end of the year will be matched up to $250,000.
With the generous support of an initial gift from the Purple Lady, gifts to the fund will be matched up to $250,000—giving us a significant opportunity to immediately direct significant resources and attention to these efforts.
With every major gift I always ask myself ‘Will this donation make a real difference to the survival of our democracy?’ The answer to that question is a definite ‘yes’ when it comes to AU. Without AU underscoring and protecting the core protections at the heart of our democracy, we would be in very dangerous territory.Barbara Meislin, Purple Lady, Matching Donor
A Renewed Call to Action
At this crucial moment in our history, we know the fight for separation of church and state encompasses far more than one issue or one case, and—75 years in—we know this battle doesn’t end. It spans generations.
Join us as we prepare to meet another 75 years of challenge to the fundamental rights and protections our constitution provides.
For more information about AU’s Next Generation Campaign, the Next Generation Fund, or the initiatives it supports, please contact Kate Duis at (202) 466-3234, Ext: 210 or [email protected].