NAU Giving Day 2023

Lumberjacks are stronger together!

NAU Giving Day is your opportunity to celebrate what makes our community extraordinary—the kind, passionate, and generous people who care about NAU and its students. Dollars raised on Giving Day directly fund NAU projects, programs, scholarship and so much more. Your support ensures NAU’s commitment to student access and academic excellence remains a top priority. Your Axe of Kindness impacts every aspect of the NAU experience. Unite with your Lumberjack family to turn one day of giving into 365 days of impact!

Presidential Challenge sponsored by President José Cruz Rivera and Dr. Rima Brusi
President José Cruz Rivera and Dr. Rima Brusi created a fund to support the unique challenges faced by students who are also parents – a role president Cruz Rivera understands since he was a parent while attending college. On Giving Day, they will personally donate another $2,500 after 500 donors make a gift to any fund. Go Jacks!
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#AxeOfKindness Challenge sponsored by NAU Leadership
Our NAU campus leaders challenge you! Help us reach 1,000 gifts on #NAUGivingDay. Once we reach 1,000 the following leaders will release their gifts totaling $13,340: Ann Marie Chischilly; Anne Marie deWeise; Laurie Dickson; Christy Farley; Bjorn Flugstad; John Georgas; Nick Lobejko; Josh Mackey; Julie Mueller; Anika Olsen; Michelle Parker; Amy and Chris Phillips; Karen Pugliesi; Margot Saltonstall; Harlan Teller; and Jason Wilder. Go Jacks!
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NAU Legacy Challenge sponsored by the DeMund Foundation
The DeMund Foundation will release a $30,000 gift once 1,500 gifts are given to #NAUGivingDay. The DeMund Foundation supports the over 46% of scholars who identify as first-generation students of NAU.
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Show Your Pride - Social Challenge
If you're a proud Lumberjack, you want everyone to know it. Share a photo of your crew decked out in Lumberjack gear and include #NAUGivingDayChallenge. Don’t forget to give a shout-out to the NAU college, school, department, program, or area you support for a chance to award them additional funding!
#NAUCareer Ready - Social Challenge
NAU is proud of our career readiness programming that prepares the workforce of tomorrow. Share your experience working on campus using #NAUGivingDayChallenge. One lucky Lumberjack will win $250 toward the college or cause of your choice!
True Blue Alumni Challenge sponsored by the NAU Alumni Association Board
Help us start off the day with our first milestone and show the Lumberjack community we are True Blue! When we reach 329 alumni gifts on #NAUGivingDay the following current and former members of the board will release $6,000 in gifts: Blaise Caudill ’13; Kedren Dillard, ’00; Trina George, ’09; Carmelle Malkovich, ’03; Jana Harper, ’90; Melvin Hunter, ’10; Jim Jayne, ’91; Joe Mead, ’83; Maggie Thom, ’12; , Wayne Watson, ’84; Cathy Wylet, ’82; Rick Koch, ’72; Janet Sweigart, ’83; Mary O'Driscoll, ’82; Marquitta Rippy, ’15; Eduardo Moreno, '21; Brandon Rivera, ’14; and Heidi Hansen, ’91. WE Are Lumberjacks!
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WE Are Lumberjacks Challenge sponsored by the NAU Foundation Board
Help us reach 1,250 gifts on #NAUGivingDay. Once we reach 1,250 the following gifts from members of the NAU Foundation will be released totaling $21,000: $5,000 from Victoria Fimea to support The Fimea Family Endowment for Excellence in Communication; $2,000 from Robin Braun to support Admiral Braun Leadership Endowment; $2,000 from Teresa Bartels; $500 from Booker Evans; $1,500 from Bill Heibel; and $10,000 from Katrina Rogers to support Rogers-Cherry Graduate Scholarship in the Master’s of Arts in Sustainable Communities. WE Are Lumberjacks!
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Rise and Shine Flapjack - Social Challenge
Wake up and support what you love! For our early birds, we have just the gift for you! Use #NAUGivingDayChallenge on your posts before 10am and we will send you an official NAU spatula. Plus, you may win $250 to give to the college or cause of your choice!
We are Lumberpets Spirit Award - Social Challenge
It’s time to show off those fur babies! Share a photo of your pet decked out in Lumberjack gear and include the #NAUGivingDayChallenge hashtag. We will mail every participant an official #NAUGivingDay bandana for your pet! Plus, one winner will be selected and win $250 toward the college or cause of their choice.
Socks for the first 1,000 gifts!
The first 1,000 people to donate $60 or more on NAU Giving Day will receive a pair of limited-edition socks. Don't get cold feet, make your gift now!
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