We would like to introduce you to some of the first members of the Quai d’Orsay society. See below and check back often for more stories of alumni, parents, friends, and trustees who have provided for AUP. Please contact us if you too are a Planned Giving donor, and want to share your story with the AUP family.


David McGovern (1928-2020)

David McGovern – a devoted AUP Board member and founding partner of the Paris-based American law firm Shearman and Sterling – served for 40 continuous years on our Board of Trustees and received the University’s Presidential Medal of Honor in 2015.

Emily Ide ‘19

Emily, a graduate of the Global Communications program, former Graduate Student Council President, and current member of the AUP Outreach and Advancement team, understands the profound impact of an AUP education. 

Jeff Durgee ’64

Jeff Durgee ’64 came to the American College in Paris with his family in 1962. At the time ACP was a two-year college, so, like most members of the Founding Classes, Jeff went on to study at other universities – in this case the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned respectively a master’s and PhD in sociology.