Because of You, NAU Students Succeed
The Northern Arizona University Foundation exists to ensure
that students at NAU have every opportunity to thrive, succeed, and create
positive change in our communities. I am pleased to report that the Foundation
has never been in a stronger position to support this vital mission.
Private gifts, prudent investment strategies, an outstanding
Board, and a dedicated team of advancement professionals have helped the
Foundation to achieve unprecedented growth during the past decade. Because of
you, the market value of the NAU Foundation endowment investment pool has more
than doubled during the past 10 fiscal years, from $54 million in 2006 to $126
million in 2015.
This growth is critical in helping the university to
positively impact the lives of students. For instance, donors have funded 259
new scholarships during the Campaign
for NAU, which began in July 2009. This extraordinary generosity
represents a 16% increase in total scholarships managed by the Foundation. It
also means that we can help generations of NAU students to write new stories of
success through access to direct financial assistance, faculty mentors,
meaningful research opportunities, and more.
Much of this significant progress has been overseen by an
of Directors. Their leadership and philanthropic support has been nothing
short of transformative as we move to successfully close the final phase of the
Campaign for NAU.
Thank you for your interest in the Northern Arizona
University Foundation, and for your commitment to NAU.
Betsy Mennell, Ph.D.
Northern Arizona University Foundation, Inc.