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The W.A. Franke College of Business
Become part of creating the Franke experience by supporting the college with your #AxeofKindness

The W. A. Franke College of Business brings the best minds in business together. It’s how we deliver solutions the market demands. It’s why we offer experiences our students can’t find anywhere else. It’s the way we prepare the best talent to become leaders in a quickly shifting, constantly evolving global arena of ideas. We’re home to big thinkers who understand the power of connections. The connections that drive careers, accelerate progress, and help move the world start here.

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:

  • FCB Student Support Fund - The FCB Student Support Fund is a valuable resource designed to assist students who encounter financial hardships during their educational journey at FCB. Having access to support funds like the FCB Student Support Fund can make a substantial difference in a student's life. 

  • CAIED - Founded in 1985, the Center for American Indian Economic Development stands as a hub for information and resources tailored to tribal nations and communities. This organization supports outreach, conferences, and training for our indigenous Lumberjacks.

  • Friends of FCB Faculty Fund - Exceptional faculty are at the center of FCB’s educational mission. When you donate to this fund you will assist FCB faculty with travel costs, research expenses, and other support.
  • HRM Scholarships - Scholarships for hotel and restaurant management are an excellent way to support aspiring professionals in the hospitality industry. These scholarships provide financial assistance to students pursuing degrees or certifications in hotel management and other related fields.  

  • School of Hotel and Restaurant Management (SHRM) Fund for Innovation - SHRM prepares socially responsible, culturally aware students for success in an ever-changing, global hospitality industry. The school aspires to be recognized as a premier hospitality leadership school providing student-centered, multi-culturally focused, and innovative academic experiences both in person and through distance learning programs. The innovation fund provides flexible dollars to help meet these goals. 

#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
75 / 75 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
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
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.
The. W.A Franke College of Business Challenge
Donate to any fund in The W.A. Franke College of Business or School of Hotel and Restaurant Management and once FCB receives 75 total gifts the following gifts will be released to the college for more than $82,667: Dean Ashok Subramanian will donate to the Student Support fund; Pam and Rudy Ramos will donate to scholarships and the Student Support fund; Mike Santellanes will support first-scholars business students and overall FCB student support; Theresa and Douglas Drew will donate to the Douglas and Theresa Jeszka Drew Welcome Center, Penny Emerson will donate to the Center for American Indian Economic Development, and Dave Sherf will donate to support faculty in the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management! WE are FCB, WE are Lumberjacks!
75 / 75 Gifts
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