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.
C/O Environment, Forestry, & Natural Sciences

Training Next-Generation Scientists 

At the College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences (CEFNS), we’re training next-generation scientists for exciting careers. With our small classes, dedicated faculty, and innovative research projects, students discover the importance of science and technology in solving the challenges of today’s world. 


NAU Giving Day is a great day to invest in the next generation of science innovators! Looking for a way to make an impact? Here are some great options: 

  • Biological Sciences – general fund & field trips – This flexible fund helps the biology department take advantage of opportunities throughout the academic year, like helping students experience hands-on learning in the field.  

  • Exercise Science Discretionary Fund – Exercise science is a growing field within biological sciences. Students in this program prepare for careers in areas such as cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician’s assistant, or other health care fields. Donating to the exercise science discretionary fund provides flexible funds for faculty, staff, and students. 

  • 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! 

  • ASH & AS Craft Brewers Foundation Scholarship – Created with industry partners, this scholarship supports students in the NAU brewing science program. The NAU brewing program equips students with the skills required for careers in brewpub and taproom operations, craft brewery operations, and brewery laboratory and/or quality work.

  • Mathematics and Statistics - Mathematics is the most central of the STEM disciplines. These fields are vital areas of study in the modern age, and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at NAU strengthens STEM education through advanced training and a variety of teaching innovations. This fund provides general support for the Department of Mathematics. 

  • School of Earth and Sustainability Seminar Fund – Did you know that the School of Earth and Sustainability (SES) offers a seminar series each semester? Support this informative lecture series then join the SES listserv to learn about future seminars on the SES Seminar webpage.

  • Nadine Barlow Prize – Honoring beloved professor and researcher Nadine Barlow who passed away in 2020, this fund supports undergraduates doing research in Astronomy and Planetary Science. 
$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
Completed
$4,000
Biology Challenge
Terry and Debbie Damron will release $4,000 to scholarships supporting biology undergraduate and graduate students once 15 gifts have been made to any Biological Sciences fund.
15 / 15 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
CEFNS Dean Challenge
CEFNS Dean, Jason Wilder, will release his gift of $1,000 after 15 gifts are received to any fund within the College of Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences. Your gift can go further on NAU Giving Day. Go Jacks!
15 / 15 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
Foresty Match
Dr. Yeon-Su Kim and Corey Allen are matching all gifts made to the Forestry General Fund up to $1,000. Give now and have twice the impact!
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
$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
Completed
2
Match
Math Scholarship Fund Match
CEFNS Associate Dean, Scot Raab, will match any gift to the Math Scholarship Fund up to $500. With your gift you can help provide a scholarship for a Jack! Your gift can go further on NAU Giving Day. Go Jacks!
$500 MATCHED
Completed
$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.
Completed
$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
Completed
2
Match
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
Completed
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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2
Match
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
Completed
2
Match
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
Completed
2
Match
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
Completed
2
Match
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
Completed
2
Match
Monarch Butterfly Conservation Intern
Mike Wagner will match every dollar up to $2,000 given to the Monarch Butterfly Intern Program.
$1,885 MATCHED
Ended
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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2
Match
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
Completed
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