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.
Faculty and Staff Support

Support NAU Staff and Faculty

Support our hard-working wonderful faculty and staff with YOUR gift! We – faculty, staff, and administrators – work together to support each other’s diverse strengths and maintain a culture of excellence.  Our academic programs, research, public service, and creative endeavors enrich lives and create opportunities in Flagstaff, across Arizona, and beyond.


Looking for a way to make your impact on NAU faculty and staff? You can make a real difference by donating to one of these funds: 

  • Santa Sleigh Fund - The Santa Sleigh Fund provides small, one-time monetary gifts to full-time NAU employees facing severe financial hardships or personal tragedies. In the past, it has been used for children’s Christmas presents, doctor bills, cancer treatment, and rent. Though its name suggests gifting money around Christmas time, the fund is available to help employees year-round when funds allow.


  • Teaching & Learning Center Discovery Fund - NAU’s commitment to student success requires a parallel commitment to recruiting, developing and supporting outstanding faculty. The new Teaching and Learning Center provides integrated support services and resources that encourage and support faculty success through excellence in teaching and course design. Funds raised will be dedicated towards organizing large-scale events such as Teaching Day (in collaboration with the NAU Teaching Academy), bringing in guest speakers, and hosting book discussions, and faculty learning communities. Give now and have twice the impact! Provost Karen Pugliesi is matching all gifts to this fund up to $3,000.




  • NAU Hope Garden - The Hope Garden will be an inviting place of beauty to inspire hope and healing and provide mental repose in a sustainable, nature-focused environment for all beings. This space will be created to honor and commemorate the burdens we have carried and the losses we have suffered through the pandemic. The Hope Garden will provide pathways to well-being through peace, contemplation, and connection to ourselves, our community, and the world. Give now and magnify your impact - once 25 donations are made to the Hope Garden, a generous donor will give $5,000!


  • Construction Management Friends of Faculty Endowment - Established in 2017 by the NAU Construction Management (CM) Industry Advisory Board, this fund supports excellence in teaching, mentoring and research for CM program faculty. The fund supports the cost of faculty research, conferences, training, publications, salary supplements/summer stipends, and travel that help enhance and retain CM faculty.
$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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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
$5,000
Hope Garden Challenge
Give now and support the Hope Garden at NAU This space is created to honor and commemorate the burdens we have carried and the losses we have suffered through the pandemic! A generous donor will make a gift of $5,000 once 15 gifts are made to the Hope Garden project.
15 / 15 Gifts
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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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$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
2
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Provost Match
Provost Karen Pugliesi is matching all faculty gifts to the Teaching and Learning Center fund up to $3,000. Give now, support NAU faculty and have double the impact. Be one of the first 25 faculty gifts and you will also receive a Teaching with Fire t-shirt! WE Are Lumberjacks
$1,780 MATCHED
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2
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TLC - Teaching and Learning Center Match
Astrid Klocke, Interim Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, is matching all gifts to the Teaching and Learning Center up to $1,000. Give now and have twice the impact!
$0 MATCHED
Ended
2
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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
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
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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
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
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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$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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2
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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
Completed
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