Thank you to the Lumberjack Family for making Giving Day such a success! Missed your chance to make an Axe of Kindness on Giving Day? You can still give on our main donation page.
Climate and Sustainability

Do you have a passion for protecting planet earth?  
The world needs courageous people like you, and NAU is a natural partner to your personal mission to protect the environment. 


Support climate science and sustainability efforts at NAU 

At NAU, students live, learn, eat, play, make purchases, use energy, and participate in every possible aspect of life—NAU is a micro-community! As such, NAU has the opportunity to demonstrate to larger cities, the nation, and the world what a truly healthy and sustainable environment can look like. Not to mention, NAU is helping to train the next generation of environmental scientists who will help address global issues like climate change.  



 Looking for a way to make your impact on climate science and sustainability efforts? You can make a real difference by donating to one of these funds: 


  • Sustainable Communities Innovation Fund - The Sustainable Communities program helps students identify the intersecting economic, social, and political processes that create problems, enabling them to address the root causes and contribute to positive social change in our communities. This program cultivates dynamic, well-rounded leaders in sustainability, civic engagement, interdisciplinary research, and social justice who are ready to address issues like food sovereignty, plastic pollution, and other social and environmental challenges. Learn more on the Sustainable Communities webpage.

  • Environmental Sciences - Issues of sustainability, climate change adaptation and mitigation, environmental justice, biodiversity, and increasing demand for finite food, water, and energy resources become more critical every day. The environmental studies program at NAU trains students to better understand and improve our relationship with the natural world. This fund provides general support for the program, including internships. Watch the video above to see the impact you can have for students in this program!

  • Office of Sustainability - It is the Office of Sustainability’s vision to showcase a living laboratory where students study and participate in the development of social equity, economic stability, and environmental stewardship. They seek to create, maintain and enhance the NAU Mountain Campus through continuous improvement and sustainable practices. The Office utilizes NAU’s Sustainability Action Plan to promote environmental stewardship in areas across campus. Learn more on the Office's webpage.

  • Center for Ecosystem Science and Society (Ecoss) Ecoss faculty, staff, and students study how ecosystems respond to and shape environmental and climate change and work to communicate those discoveries in new ways to local and global communities. Collaborating with national laboratories and home to state-of-the-art research facilities, Ecoss trains scientists to apply broad trans-disciplinary thinking and leading-edge methods to the pressing challenges facing Earth. Learn more on the ECOSS website. Once 10 people make a gift to Ecoss for Giving Day, Bruce Hungate and Jane Marks will donate $1,000 to support the center. Give now and magnify your impact!

  • Monarch Butterfly Conservation Internship – Support a student studying monarch ecology and habitat and have twice the impact on Giving Day. Former NAU professor Dr. Mike Wagner will match every dollar to the internship up to $2,000 on April 13! 

  • Yellow Bike Fund - The Yellow Bike Program is a Green Fund initiative on NAU’s campus providing an environmentally and socially sustainable transportation option for students, staff, and faculty. The bike program provides free access to bikes, creating more equitable and sustainable transportation opportunities on campus. Individuals can borrow a yellow bike for up to seven days, which will also include a lock, key, and helmet. Learn more on the Yellow Bike webpage.

$7,050
Alumni Association Board We are Lumberjacks Challenge
Thank you Jacks for your support on Giving Day! 222 alumni made a gift and unlocked the Alumni Association Board Challenge. Your current Alumni Association Board and Past Presidents have made their gifts: Art Atonna; Kedren Dillard; Trina George; Alex Gutierrez; Heidi Hansen; Jana Harper; Melvin Hunter; Jimmy Jayne; Marquitta Lambert; Carmelle Malkovich; Joe Mead; Mary O'Driscoll; Kim Ott; Brandon Rivera; Nancy Serenbetz; Janet Sweigart; Maggie Thom; Wayne Watson; and Cathy Wylet. WE ARE LUMBERJACKS
222 / 222 Gifts
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CAPCOT Staff Match
Senior Vice President, Bjorn Flugstad, will match all gifts from CAPCOT staff up to $500. Give to any fund and see your impact double!
$500 MATCHED
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HR Staff Match
Senior Vice President, Bjorn Flugstad, will match all gifts from HR staff up to $500. Give to any fund and see your impact double!
$500 MATCHED
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ITS Staff Match
Senior Vice President, Bjorn Flugstad, will match all gifts from ITS staff up to $500. Give to any fund and see your impact double!
$500 MATCHED
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$1,000
NAU Foundation Board Challenge
Senior Vice President, Christy Farley, challenges the NAU Foundation Board! Once each member of the board makes a gift for NAU Giving Day, Christy will release her gift.
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$50,000
The Harrison Batey Lumberjack Challenge
Hey Lumberjacks, make a gift to support the fund that matters most to you at NAU and watch your donation go further! Rebecca Harrison Batey, ’73, challenges you to show your Lumberjack spirit. As soon as the Giving Day thermometer hits $50,000, Rebecca will release her $50,000 gift to support the College of Education. Give now and show the world the impact Jacks can have together.
$50,000 / $50,000 Raised
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University Marketing Staff Match
Do you work in University Marketing? If so, Chief Marketing Officer, Harlan Teller, will match your gift up to $500! Give now to the cause at NAU most important to you and Harlan will help you double your impact. We are Lumberjacks!
$500 MATCHED
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Alumni Chapter Leaderboard
Are you a member of a NAU Alumni Chapter? Be sure to let us know during checkout so we can add your gift to the leaderboard tally. WE ARE LUMBERJACKS!
If you are a member of an NAU Alumni Chapter, please select your Chapter below:
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Flagstaff Chapter 61
2 Phoenix Chapter 24
3 Washington D.C. Chapter 6
4 Denver Chapter 5
5 Portland Chapter 5
6 Native American Chapter 5
7 San Diego Chapter 4
8 Boise Area (*not a chapter) 3
9 Yuma Chapter 2
10 Prescott Chapter 1
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Enrollment Management Staff Match
Vice President of Enrollment Management, Anika Olsen, will match all Enrollment Management staff gifts up to $1,000 to any fund. Make a gift now and have twice the impact. We are Lumberjacks!
$1,000 MATCHED
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$500
Human Resources Challenge
Do you work in Human Resources at NAU? If so, Vice President of Human Resources, Josh Mackey, challenges you. After 20 donors make a gift of any amount to any fund on campus, he will release his gift of $500 to support the Lumberjack Emergency Assistance Fund. And if 30 HR staff make a donation, he will release a second gift of $500 to support the Staff Book Scholarship. Make a gift now and help unlock Josh’s gifts!
30 / 30 Gifts
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Monarch Butterfly Conservation Intern
Mike Wagner will match every dollar up to $2,000 given to the Monarch Butterfly Intern Program.
$1,885 MATCHED
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President’s Staff Challenge
President José Luis Cruz Rivera is challenging faculty and staff to get involved on Giving Day. He will personally deliver donuts and coffee to the department that has the highest percentage of participation. Give now and help your department win this special treat! (Results will be tallied Friday 4/15 to account for payroll deductions.)
Your gift may help unlock a match or challenge, please select your department below:
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Student Affairs 61
2 COE 55
3 SBS 54
4 CEFNS 38
5 Advancement and Foundation 35
6 ITS 33
7 HR 30
8 CAPCOT 28
9 CHHS 27
10 Enrollment Management 27
11 CEIAS 23
12 University Marketing 21
13 UFBS (FIPA) 19
14 FCB 16
15 CAL 14
16 Athletics 8
17 ONAI/OISS 4
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UFBS (FIPA) Staff Match
Senior Vice President, Bjorn Flugstad, will match all gifts from UFBS (FIPA) staff up to $500. Give to any fund and see your impact double!
$500 MATCHED
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