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Cline Library

These funds help Cline Library make a difference.
 The Special Collections and Archives Digitization Enhancement Fund supports the technology, people, and activities that make global online access to the history and culture of the Colorado Plateau possible. Special Collections and Archives' digital collections are used by students, faculty, researchers, community members, and others.  The department is home to the collections of numerous renowned photographers including Emery Kolb, Tad Nichols, Sue Bennett, John Running, and David Muench.

Giving Day donors to this fund will be eligible for special thank you gifts (while supplies last):

  • Give $100 and receive a box of notecards featuring black and white David Muench photographs
  • Give $250 and receive a book of David Muench photographs
  • Give $500 and receive a book of David Muench photographs signed by David Muench
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Description automatically generatedA moonset over Cathedral Rocks, Sedona (Ariz.) demonstrates the artistry of photographer David MuenchThe Cline Library Student Workforce Promise Fund supports experiential employment and internship opportunities in the library for NAU students. This fund makes it possible to consistently provide students with focused and relevant learning opportunities as well as connect them with natural coaches and mentors from the library staff, custom internships, professional development, and interactions with a highly diverse academic community ─ all while their employment helps them pay for their education.
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The Cline Library Innovation Fund advances and inspires student entrepreneurship and design thinking by providing a hands-on laboratory with the tools and technologies they need to bring their ideas to reality. Innovation and entrepreneurship are shaping the next generation of thinkers, creators, and problem solvers. Cline Library’s Creation Commons serves students in all majors, positioning them to solve local, regional and global challenges.
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Give Now to Invest in Current and Future Students

Libraries will remain a fundamental connection for students in a university environment.  Regardless of students’ discipline of study, year in school, or whether they are taking their classes online or in-person, the library will engage them throughout their higher education experience and prepare them for an informed future.  Show your support for the future of libraries and learners by giving to one of the funds highlighted above.

#AxeofKindness Legacy Challenge
Swing your #AxeofKindness on NAU Giving Day! Thanks to the generous support of six alumni families, your contribution can unlock $60,000 to assist students with essential needs through Louie Vouchers, Lumberjack Emergency Assistance Fund (LEAF), Louie’s Cupboard, and Blavin Scholars Programmatic Fund and First Scholars. Donating ensures that NAU students receive vital support during challenging times, covering areas such as food insecurity, financial assistance, and wellness resources, carrying on the Lumberjack legacy. Your generosity directly impacts programs providing a safe space and access to essential services. Join the Axe of Kindness Challenge today and make a difference in the lives of NAU students! WE Are Lumberjacks!
Route 66 Challenge Sponsored by Mother Road Brewing Co.
Join the Route 66 Challenge Sponsored by Mother Road Brewing Co.! Between 5-7pm MST, we aim to receive 66 gifts. Once we reach this milestone, Mother Road Brewing Co will generously donate $1001 to the NAU Society of Automotive Engineers student club. Your contribution during this timeframe can make a significant impact on our students' experiences and opportunities. Let's rev up our support and drive towards success together!
66 / 66 Gifts
The Bob Crozier NAU Foundation Board Challenge
We did it, Lumberjack Country! Thanks to your collective generosity, the NAU Foundation Board has committed support to the following areas: Charles R. and Teresa Bartels Scholarship, Lisa Bagwell Engineering Scholarship, Electrical Engineering Experiential Learning Award, Skyjacks, Student groups and Organizations General Fund, Theodore Johnson Lecture Series, Admiral Braun Leadership Endowment, Lumberjack Emergency Assistance Fund, The Fimea Family Endowment for Excellence in Communication, and The Lillian Jane Baker Teacher Education Fund, and Tony Tewelis.
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 403 alumni gifts on #NAUGivingDay the following current and former members of the board will release a collective $8,875 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; Rick Koch, ’72; Janet Sweigart, ’83; Mary O'Driscoll, ’82; Marquitta Rippy, ’15; Eduardo Moreno, '21; Brandon Rivera, '14; Alex Gutierrez, '85 '90; Eduardo "Eddie" Moreno, '21; Nancy Serenbetz, '75; Kari" Kent, '91; and Veronica Hipolito, '97, '02 . WE Are Lumberjacks!
403 / 403 Gifts
NAU Leadership Challenge
Join our NAU campus leaders: Karen Pugliesi, John Georgas, Josh Mackey, Anika Olsen, Ann Marie deWees, Harlan Teller, and Rensu Yang on #NAUGivingDay 2024! Help us reach 1,000 gifts overall and unlock impactful support. Once we hit our goal, these university leaders will release their gifts totaling $5,250. Let's unite as Jacks and make a difference together! WE Are Lumberjacks
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Support what you love - top supported funds
Lumberjack country is supporting their favorite funds. Tracking here are the top supported funds by gift.
Rank Areas of Support Gifts
1 Essential Needs Impact Fund 112
2 Early Childhood Education Center 66
3 Women's Swim & Dive 60
4 Wellness Impact Fund 44
5 Education Opportunities Impact Fund 39
The Staff Advisory Council's Lumberjack Community of Care Challenge
Join The SAC (Staff Advisory Council) Challenge by making a gift to any fund on Giving Day and SAC leadership will donate $603 to the Employee Lumberjack Fund (ELF). For over 25 years, ELF has provided over $50,000 in aid to NAU employees during times of hardship. Your donation, no matter the amount, directly supports NAU staff facing emergencies, demonstrating our Lumberjack community's commitment to care and unity. Let's stand together and make a difference in the lives of our fellow Lumberjacks.
750 / 750 Gifts
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