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Elevate the Lumberjack experience by supporting student engagement

At Northern Arizona University, students are given numerous opportunities to shape their experience and contribute to Lumberjack life through student clubs and organizations.  Each group provides students an engagement opportunity to shape their own Lumberjack experience where they can sharpen their leadership skills, make lasting connections, have fun, and build a lasting impact on their communities.

A gift today supports the student experiences affiliated with the Office of Inclusion. Below are a few of the groups looking for your support: 

NAU Filipino American Student Association 

NAU FASA wants to bring awareness of the Filipino Culture to Northern Arizona for both Filipino and Non-Filipino students and will provide opportunities for community members and students alike to experience the Filipino culture through various activities including folk dance, culinary exploration, and customs. We want to unite students by immersing them in a “kapamilya” (family) atmosphere at NAU. 

Abaya Yala

Abaya Yala (Mayan for Indigenous Peoples of the World) is a student organization at Northern Arizona University that brings together people who are interested in Indigenous issues within the university and the Flagstaff community. We create a "Home Away From Home" for our members by providing social and cultural support.  Donating to our student organization will provide our students with more opportunities to build connections through events and academic support through events such as the Indigenous Knowledge Bowl, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives Awareness Walk, and the Abaya Yala Powwow.

Korean Language and Culture Club 

This NAU student organization brings together people who are interested in the different aspects of Korean Culture, language, entertainment, holidays, food, and current events. We create a welcoming space for our exchange students who wish to share their culture and experiences. And educate those who are interested by providing information sessions and different hands-on activities throughout the semester through our different subunits: dance, language, and dramarama, and our general meetings. With your donation, KLCC will be able to prepare more exciting events for future members to take part in that will strengthen our bond as a group and support the international students’ transition into NAU. Some of which include Field Day and Cup Sleeve events. Thank you!

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PRISM Strives to empower, advocate, and support individuals who identify with lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual, and queer identities. (Hereafter respectfully referred to as non-conforming, intersecting identities; "queer.") PRISM accomplishes this by creating a safe space for cultivating alliances, leadership, and educational opportunities.  We are Northern Arizona University’s largest student led LGBTQIA+ organization. We support LGBTQIA+ students to help form a sense of community and friendship. Our meeting topics range from queer history/herstory, current events, STI prevention to Bob Ross painting night. We put on a drag show every semester featuring students from Northern Arizona University and Coconino Community College.  This year we are planning to support queer NAU students by hosting fun, inclusive, informational events that empower and uplift.  We need your help to fund the PRISM Drag Show, PRISM Gala,  and activities at weekly club meetings that offer a fun, inclusive, informational space for queer students at NAU.


NAU Black Student Union

The Black Student Union at Northern Arizona University is open to all students to better connect with and understand the Black community at NAU. BSU meetings allow NAU students to share in meaningful discussions, attend fun game nights, and participate in other events that cultivate the celebration of Black culture. BSU asks you to consider supporting our outreach efforts to organize, educate, and engage NAU students, staff, and faculty with these events and activities. Your gift today supports student engagement, not just this month, but all donations will continue to fund future events, activities, and discussions aimed at building cultural awareness and community at NAU

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!
500 / 500 Gifts
#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 $13,600: Ann Marie Chischilly; Anne Marie deWeise; Laurie Dickson; Christy Farley; Bjorn Flugstad; John Georgas; Laura Jones; 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!
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
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.
1,500 / 1,500 Gifts
NAU College of Education
Maximize your impact on the College of Education and unlock an additional $37,750 in funding for the college. By donating to any fund within the College of Education, you can contribute to our goal of reaching 50 gifts. Once this goal is achieved, generous donors will pledge $37,750 to support the future of NAU. Every gift counts—join us in making a difference! #WeAreLumberjacks
$50 / $50 Raised
NAU Honors Distinguished Speaker Series - Frances Haugen
Advocating Accountability and Ethics for Big Tech: An Evening with Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen The NAU Honors Distinguished Speaker Series showcases inspired thinkers from all disciplines addressing issues of vital community interest. The presentations will engage and enlighten students and community members about critical issues facing the region, the nation, and the world. During her time at Facebook as the lead Product Manager on the Civic Misinformation team, Frances became increasingly alarmed by the choices the company makes prioritizing their own profits over public safety and putting people's lives at risk. As a last resort and at great personal risk, Frances made the courageous decision to blow the whistle on Facebook. Reserve tickets -
Leaderboards - President's Staff and Faculty 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!
Your gift may help unlock a challenge, please select your department below:
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Student Affairs 132
2 COE 65
3 CEFNS 49
4 CHHS 49
5 Advancement and Foundation 39
6 SBS 38
7 CAL 33
8 ITS 30
9 Enrollment Management 24
10 University Marketing 23
11 HR 22
12 CAPCOT 21
13 FCB 19
14 UFBS (FIPA) 15
15 CEIAS 12
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!
329 / 329 Gifts
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 $29,500: $7,000 from Dave Franke to support the College of Education and The W.A. Franke College of Business; $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; $2,500 from Teresa Bartels; $500 from Booker Evans; $1,500 from Bill Heibel; $1,500 from Don Brooks; and $10,000 from Katrina Rogers to support Rogers-Cherry Graduate Scholarship in the Master’s of Arts in Sustainable Communities. WE Are Lumberjacks!
1,250 / 1,250 Gifts
Happy Hour Challenge to support students sponsored by Mother Road Brewing Company
Join us at Mother Road Brewing Company and help us release $9,000 in gifts to support students at NAU! If we can get 66 gifts between 4:30 - 6:30 pm during our event at Mother Road Brewing Company, an alumni-owned business, the following donors will release their challenge gifts: Alice and Ronald Bauman will donate $5,000 to support first-generation students; Jim McCarthy will donate $2,500 to support the professional development of the associated student government; Larry and Mary Louise Cleveland will donate $1,000 to support Louie’s Cupboard; and Scott Kirkesnner will donate $500 to support associated student government students. WE Are Lumberjacks!
66 / 66 Gifts
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Maximize your impact on the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and unlock an additional $52,000 in funding for the college. By donating to any fund within the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, you can contribute to our goal of reaching 50 gifts. Once this goal is achieved, generous donors will pledge $52,00 to support the future of NAU. Every gift counts—join us in making a difference! #WeAreLumberjacks
$50 / $50 Raised
Support what you love - top supported funds
Lumberjacks everywhere are supporting what they love at NAU. Tracking here are the top funds by gift.
Rank Fund Designation Gifts
1 Tri Alpha Honor Society 112
2 Essential Needs Impact Fund 103
3 Student Groups and Organizations - Tau Sigma Honor Society 78
4 Student Groups and Organizations - Sports Clubs 74
5 NAU Global Brigades Club 66
Alumni by decade
Alright Jacks, let's see who are the most generous alumni by graduation decade.
What decade did you graduate? (the first time)
Rank Answer Gifts
1 1990s 123
2 2010s 114
3 2000s 114
4 1980s 90
5 2020s 41
6 1970s 40
7 1960s 8
8 1950s 1
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