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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

Do you have a passion for social justice? 

The world needs fearless leaders like you, and NAU is a natural partner to your commitment to fight for a better world for all people and to lift every voice. 



Looking for a way to make an impact for DEIJ issues at NAU? You can make a real difference by donating to one of these funds: 


  • First-Generation Special Opportunity Fund Almost 46% of NAU students on the Flagstaff campus identify as first-generation, meaning neither of their parents or guardians earned a bachelor’s degree. First‐generation students are trailblazers, forging new paths for themselves and their families. At Northern Arizona University we are striving to become a campus of excellence for first‐generation students. This fund helps first-generation students take advantage of study abroad, research, and internship opportunities. Learn more on the First-Gen website. Increase your impact - once 50 gifts are made to any first-gen fund, the DeMund Foundation will release $30,000!

  • LGBTQIA+ Success Fund - The NAU Office of Inclusion strives to celebrate, recognize, and support our LGBTQIA+ students through programming, events, community engagement, direct student services, and emergency assistance. The Success Fund supports basic personal, medical, and academic needs, such as emergency housing assistance, travel funds, food, medical services, counseling services, books, and academic supplies. This fund also provides opportunities and resources that contribute to student success, such as programs, events, internships, study abroad, convocations, and more! Give now and magnify your impact - the first $500 will be matched by Mara B. Vernon, '93 and once 15 gifts are received Terence and Robin Roche will donate $10,000 to the fund!

  • Hispanic/Latinx Student Success Fund - The mission of Hispanic, Latina/o/x Student Services is to promote, amplify, and celebrate the Hispanic, Latina/o/x student community and partner across campus to develop, implement, and assess the practices and strategies that help ensure a positive and successful student experience. This fund supports staff, programs, events, internships, student support, convocation ceremony, and more. Learn about other resources on the Hispanic, Latina/o/x Student Services webpage

  • LGBTQIA Commission Scholarship Endowment - The LGBTQIA Commission empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential while affirming their identity. Donors and the Commission are working to endow the scholarship and ensure NAU can help build a strong, inclusive, and uplifting community. Learn more on the Commission webpage.

  • Disability Support Services - Disability Resources leads collaborations with students, faculty, staff, and the campus community to cultivate a universally designed environment and facilitates the removal of existing barriers for the full inclusion of people with disabilities. The program ensures access through design, services, and accommodations at no cost to all Northern Arizona University students and employees with disabilities. Learn more on the Disability Resources webpage

  • Native American Cultural Center - The Native American Cultural Center (NACC) strives to support students and to educate the larger community on the histories, cultures, and issues facing Native American/Alaskan Native/ Native Hawaiian and Indigenous communities. It is a “home away from home” for many in the NAU community. Learn more on the Center's website

  • Institute for Human Development - The Institute for Human Development is a research and training program that promotes full inclusion by advancing attitudes that value persons with disabilities and enhance access to all aspects of the human experience. The institute is part of a national network of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and supports over 20 training, research, technical assistance, and model service projects statewide in Arizona. Learn more on the Institute's 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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2
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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!
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$10,000
LGBTQIA+ Student Success Fund Challenge
Support LGBTQIA+ students with your gift. Terence and Robin Roche will release their $10,000 gift to support the LGBTQIA+ Student Success Fund once 15 gifts are received. Give now and support our Jacks. We are Proud, we are Lumberjacks!
15 / 15 Gifts
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Match for Diversity in Physical Therapy
Support diversity in Physical Therapy with your gift and Dr. Naveed Shan gift will match your gift up to $2,000. Double your impact and show the world We Are Lumberjacks!
$130 MATCHED
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Leaderboard
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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¡MIRA! Scholars Match
Materials Science is a transdisciplinary field spanning medicine, physics, chemistry, to engineering. Materials Science makes an impact: from saving the environment, bringing renewable energy technologies to market, to creating new materials for medicine. Make your gift now to support ¡MIRA! Scholars and help provide students practical training in world-class materials science. Your gift will be matched by the ¡MIRA! Director Dr. Jennifer Martinez up to $500. Give now and have twice the impact!
$500 MATCHED
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Leaderboard
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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$30,000
DeMund Foundation Challenge to Support First-Generation Jacks
The DeMund Foundation challenges you to support the first-generation students of NAU. Did you know almost 46% of students at NAU identify as first-generations scholars? You can support the needs of first-generation Jacks trailblazers and also help unlock a challenge. Once 50 donations are received to any first-generation fund, the DeMund Foundation will release their gift of $30,000! Give now and see your gift go further to support first-generation excellence! To learn more about first-generation programming visit https://nau.edu/first-gen/
50 / 50 Gifts
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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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2
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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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2
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Mara B. Vernon Match for LGBTQIA+ Student Success
Mara B. Vernon, Class of 1993 NAU Alumna and queer small business owner, will match all gifts to support the LGBTQIA+ Student Success Fund  up to $500 on giving day.  Make your gift go further on giving day.
$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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