The fundamental nature of public higher education has changed. In recent years, funding from the state and federal governments has declined significantly. At the same time, to permit access for all qualified students, the university has worked diligently to limit tuition increases.
In today’s environment, the importance of private gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations is critical to the success of our students and faculty.
With current funds already dedicated to sustain ongoing work, any increases in the quality and quantity of our programs must come from the private sector.
We look forward to partnering with our many friends and alumni to advance and ensure the quality of a Northern Arizona University degree in business administration. We appreciate your enthusiasm and generosity in advancing that mission.
Ways to give
The Dean’s Featured Projects, Programs, and Funds
Explore the variety of ways your gift can make a difference to students through your contributions to The W. A. Franke College of Business and Northern Arizona University.
Dean’s Fund for Innovation
The Fund assists in supporting projects and programs that enhance student success, such as student travel.
Business Leadership Program (BLP)
The BLP allows FCB students to explore professionalism while developing their leadership qualities, blending business coursework with leadership principles and real world experiences.
FCB Veteran Student Center (VSC)
The Center supports transition from military life – to student life – to their business careers managing academics, financial challenges, internships, and professional life.
Financial Literacy – Seven Generation Money Management (7G MM)
This financial literacy game is for AZ tribal high schools. FCB student volunteers bring the game to the schools. The students then bring new ideas back to their families.
Business Entrepreneurship for Native American Students
Supports students from federally recognized Indian Tribes interested in entrepreneurship with the goal of improving economic circumstances and quality of life for their communities.
Dean’s Fund for International Travel
Established to assist students desiring to travel internationally to enhance their education experience.
The W.A. Franke Scholarship
Established to provide general scholarships for Business students.
For the listing of all scholarships available for our W. A. Franke students, please click HERE.