Student Philanthropy Council

The Student Philanthropy Council at Northern Arizona University (SPC), is a unique service organization created by students for students.  Founded in 2009 — in coordination with the University Advancement department — we are now 54 members strong and eager to serve NAU and the greater Flagstaff community.  

SPC Static Banner 1What we do at NAU…

Our main priority is to educate the student body on the importance and impact of philanthropy, volunteerism and charitable contributions.  We support NAU’s Student Giving Campaigns through various promotional and fundraising events, helping to build a strong tradition of Lumberjack pride and student giving here on campus.  All funds raised from the student body during the campaign count towards our goal and directly help NAU students.  Last year, we raised almost $16,000!

Our scholarships make a difference…

The SPC created the NAU Student Philanthropy Scholarship and the NAU Senior Legacy Scholarship, both of which are solely funded by the contributions of the NAU student body.  Currently, we oversee, promote and fundraise for both during the school year.  Our main source of funding for these scholarships comes from our annual telethon by the True Blue Call Crew.  All donations made to these scholarships count towards the NAU Student Giving Campaign goal above.

SPC Static Banner 2How we serve our community…

Besides the fundraising initiatives of the group, we also volunteer at numerous Flagstaff community centers and organizations, as well as here on the NAU campus.  Service and giving back to our community is a major component of the SPC, and all members fulfill a required number of hours each semester.  Building relationships with our community partners is rewarding in so many ways, and we are always seeking out new opportunities to make a difference.  

Time for fun…

The SPC is not just all work and no play.  We are also about having a good time!  We get together for fun, group-bonding activities throughout the school year, building life-long friendships in the process.