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Arts & Culture

Do you have a passion for exploring arts and culture?  

The world needs inspired people like you, and NAU is a natural partner to your personal mission to find and create meaning in life. From educating the next generation of artists, musicians, and writers to providing cultural opportunities in northern Arizona and beyond, NAU is committed to exploring our shared humanity. 



Looking for a way to support the arts and provide access to cultural opportunities for the community? You can make a real difference by donating to one of these funds: 


  • NACC Cultural Activities Fund – The Native American Cultural Center is a visible and celebrated facility located in the heart of NAU's Flagstaff campus, which creates a platform for Native American and Indigenous cultures, traditions, perspectives, and contributions. The NACC creates programming and events in four areas: cultural expression events, social outreach events, inclusive educational events, and Indigenous health and wellbeing events. Your donation supports Native American Cultural Center activities, including exhibits, dances and festivals. View upcoming events on the NACC website.


  • Clara M. Lovett Art Museum – The Museum and the College of Arts and Letters believe in the centrality of artistic expression in all communities and cultures and the incalculable value of art as an educational experience. The Art Museum sustains their role as leading cultural institutions in northern Arizona through the acquisition of challenging, contemporary art, the support of a vibrant annual schedule of special exhibitions, and outreach efforts directed to the larger northern Arizona community. Visit the Art Museum website to learn more.


  • Summer Seminar Series – Free and open to the public, this hybrid lecture series hosted by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) is made possible thanks to the generosity of community members. Presented in-person and via Zoom, the series features engaging and timely topics presented by university faculty. Learn more about the 2022 series by visiting the SBS website

  • Lyric Theater – NAU's Lyric Theater provides a broad range of enriching experiences in both opera and musical theater, for undergraduate and graduate performers, and for a diverse array of audience members. The goal of the theater is to provide singers with the skills necessary to perform on the operatic and musical stage with confidence and to prepare students for further study in all aspects of lyric theater. Learn more on the Lyric Theatre's webpage.

  • NAU Community Music and Dance Academy – The Academy strives to provide the finest music and dance education experience for all ages and abilities. Led by amazing and attentive Academy faculty, students receive personal attention from experienced educators and performers in their area of specialty. They believe that when talented people come together in a supportive environment, the exceptional becomes inevitable. Learn more on the Community Music & Dance Academy webpage.

  • Martin-Springer Institute – MSI brings the experiences of the Holocaust into sharp focus in order to understand those events in the context of today’s concerns and crises. Through public presentations, exhibits, teacher training, symposia and special events, MSI seeks to use insights and lessons from the past to address current conflicts. Learn more about the institute’s programs promoting the values of moral courage, tolerance, empathy, reconciliation, and justice by visiting the MSI website. 


$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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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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$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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College of Arts & Letters Dean’s Match
CAL Dean Christopher Boyer will match gifts made to the Dean’s Fund for Excellence up to $3,000. The Dean’s Fund provides flexible support to meet critical and unexpected needs within the college – from supporting student travel to providing professional development for faculty. Give now and double your impact!
$675 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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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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