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Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences
Support The College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences

The College of Engineering is a hub for innovation and excellence, offering unparalleled support to students seeking to thrive in the world of engineering. With a rich array of degree programs spanning various disciplines, we provide invaluable opportunities for students to explore their passions, hone their skills, and carve out successful careers. By supporting the College of Engineering, you're investing in the future of talented individuals who are poised to make meaningful contributions to society through their knowledge, creativity, and dedication to pushing the boundaries of what's possible in the field of engineering. 

Become part of creating the CEIAS experience by supporting the college on Giving Day.

NAU Giving Day presents an excellent opportunity to invest in crafting a world-class experience for business students at NAU.  

Looking for a way to make an impact? Here are some great options: 

EPIC -  Equal Partners in Inclusive Community

EPIC’s mission is to strengthen community bonds between students and faculty in an inclusive and supportive environment.  EPIC enables us to share experiences while learning and drawing strength from one another.


ASPIRE - Accelerating Success and Promoting Inclusive Routes in Engineering 

ASPIRE intends to make transformative careers in engineering more accessible and inclusive while supporting students in their academic and professional success.

ASPIRE is a partnership of NAU faculty and NAU alumni that supports programs that help ensure inclusive outreach, academic success, a sense of community and identity, and makes resources available to students that help support career readiness and higher education access.

One of the key initiatives under ASPIRE is the PACE program.  Pathways for Accelerating Computing and Engineering Student Success 

PACE provides students transitioning from first year to second year a combination of 1) technology training, 2) industry speakers, and 3) career coaching to help students learn how to represent their gained experience and skills in the internship and job search process. Our mission is to create a pathway for early undergraduates to be better prepared for 4) applying for internship, research, and job opportunities, ultimately helping students, and 5) envision and realize their ability to succeed in STEM.  Your gift to this fund will support our students in need to successfully complete the program learning critical career-ready skills.


Student Club Support - 

Student club participation encourages experiential learning and builds skills beyond the classroom. Students who participate in clubs are more likely to persist to graduation, are more career-ready upon graduation, and experience better connections with industry.  CEIAS has many student clubs you can support:

Many student clubs you can support:

Society of Women Engineers 

Energy Club 

Society of Automotive Engineers 

NAU Rocket Club

American Society of Mechanical Engineers 

Melvin K Neville ACM Fund

Women Who Compute 

Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers

American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Construction Management Organization 


#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!
Office of Native American Initiatives Challenge
In a spirit of shared commitment to the empowerment and advancement of Native American communities, Amy Peterson will donate $75,000 to The Barbara Madden Peterson Endowment, Lynn Pinto will donate $37,000 to various ONAI initiatives, Bill Auberle will donate $2,500 to the Virgil Masayesva Education Fund - ITEP, and Penny Emerson will donate $16,667 also to various ONAI initiatives, including the Empower program and student success while serving Native communities with the NAU Office of Native American Initiatives (ONAI)! Your donation, along with those from Amy Peterson, Lynn Pinto, Bill Auberle, Penny Emerson, and others, to any ONAI fund directly supports initiatives enhancing program quality, student outcomes, and fostering stronger connections with Native communities. With 75 gifts, we unlock a total of $131,167 in crucial resources to drive these impactful endeavors, advancing NAU's goal to become the leading university serving Native Americans. WE Are Lumberjacks
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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
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
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
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