Not sure where to give?
We've made it as easy as 1...2...3 to make an impact on Giving Day!
Just donate to one of our NEW impact funds and see your gift go to work immediately to support your favorite NAU cause. Click the links below to learn more about these funds.
Educational Opportunities Impact Fund
Essential Needs Impact Fund
Inclusion and Equity Impact Fund
Lumberjack Community Impact Fund
Sustainability Impact Fund
Wellness Impact Fund
Impact Fund FAQs
I'm proud to be a Lumberjack! But, I can’t make a million-dollar gift. What difference can my donation make?
That’s the beauty of NAU Giving Day! Gifts of all sizes make a difference because they’re part of something much bigger. These gifts build momentum and they help unlock challenge funds that benefit many programs visit the Giving Day Challenges page to see how to unlock more than $250,000 today.
I'm up to the challenge! How do I choose where to make my impact?
This year we’re introducing Impact Funds, focusing on six areas that demonstrate how YOU + NAU can have a huge impact on Arizona and beyond. The six areas are:
• Educational Opportunities Impact Fund
• Essential Needs Impact Fund
• Inclusion and Equity Impact Fund
• Lumberjack Community Impact Fund
• Sustainability Impact Fund
• Wellness Impact Fund
How exactly do the Impact Funds work?
Impact Funds help relieve donor decision fatigue. For example, Maria (an aspiring donor) cares deeply about the environment and understands NAU is creating sustainable solutions to combat climate change. With so many options on the donation form, she has a hard time deciding where to give. She knows each cause is important but doesn’t have time to research all of them. The Sustainability Impact Fund helps Maria strategically invest in an area she is passionate about while creating the biggest impact at NAU.
How will I know what difference my gift makes?
We can’t wait to report back about how your donation to made a difference! Keep an eye on your inbox to see how your generosity is magnified by the generosity of others for collective impact.
What if I already know exactly what I want to support?
Axe-cellent! You can locate your fund name through the search function on the donation form.
I want to give, but I’m still unsure. Can I talk to someone?
We’re here to help! Text (928) 543-9455 to speak to an NAU Foundation staff member about your Giving Day philanthropy.
Anything else I should know?
Your #AxeOfKindness strengthens the Lumberjack community. Thank you!