The Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, headquartered in the historic Halliday Cary Pick House, is an academic center in the College of Human Sciences at Auburn University. The Center is recognized as a national leader, advancing knowledge and innovation in the areas of financial wellness, philanthropic engagement, and nonprofit studies. Through its cutting-edge initiatives that educate and empower multigenerational participants, the Cary Center pursues its programmatic agenda and contributes to the mission of the College of Human Sciences – to enhance human well-being and quality of life worldwide.

The vision of the Cary Center is to be a global leader in advancing education in financial wellness, philanthropic engagement, and nonprofit studies in the US and beyond. Its mission is to focus on these topics through teaching, research, and outreach initiatives carried out in real and virtual communities – facilitating networking and academic engagement within the College of Human Sciences, across the Auburn campus, with other institutions, and through public/private partnerships.