Letter from the NAU Foundation President

Thank you for your interest in the Northern Arizona University Foundation, Inc. The NAU Foundation’s vision is to develop a culture of philanthropy to meet the private resource needs of Northern Arizona University in its pursuit of access and excellence in education, research, and outreach for the public good.

As you may know, Northern Arizona University is recognized as one of the premier public universities. The Washington Monthly now ranks Northern Arizona University among the top 100 colleges and universities in the United States for the things that really matter: helping our students achieve upward mobility, fostering scientific and humanistic research, and promoting an ethic of service to country and community. Northern Arizona University is a good investment of students’ time, taxpayers’ money, and your charitable contributions.

Inspired by strategic priorities, the generous support of our donors has enabled the university to create student-centered learning environments, attract and retain top faculty, conduct meaningful research, and give deserving students financial assistance. We are grateful for continued volunteer involvement and private contributions as they ensure that we are able to maintain our momentum and standing as a premier public university.

I invite you to explore the many ways you may be involved in the life of Northern Arizona University through all areas of University Advancement. In order to serve your ongoing interest and progress in our Northern Arizona University mission, I encourage your questions and feedback.



Mason Gerety
Northern Arizona University Foundation, Inc.
E-mail: University.Advancement@nau.edu