How to Give

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When you give to Northern Arizona University, you leave a legacy that enriches student learning for generations to come.

Contribute to something greater than yourself. With your support, we can:

  • award deserving students with financial assistance
  • maintain student-centered learning environments that challenge young minds
  • conduct meaningful research 
  • attract and retain high quality faculty

Give now

Make an Online ContributionWire Transfer, Stock Transfer or complete a Giving/Pledge form,


If you are an NAU Employee, give Online Now or give through Payroll Deduct.

Send all printed and completed forms to:

NAU Foundation
PO Box 4094
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-4094 

Other ways to give

NAU Fund

Learn how giving through the NAU Fund makes a difference to students, faculty and programs.

Gift planning

We can help you with gift planning to determine the best options for you taking into consideration your personal circumstances and the needs of your heirs.

For more information on gift planning at Northern Arizona University and joining our Heritage Society, please visit the gift planning site or contact:

The Office of Gift Planning at 928-523-2012 and 

Matching gifts

Many businesses have giving programs where the employer will match their employees’ charitable giving in whole or in part. In some cases, employers will also match gifts from spouses, directors, and retired employees. Please contact your employer’s human resources department to learn if your company will match your gift.

Through your bank's Online Bill Pay

Most banks offer a fast, convenient way to make recurring or one-time online gift payments. Using your bank's online bill payment option, you can make a payment to any organization - including the Northern Arizona University Foundation - you'd normally pay by check. Please visit your bank's Online Bill Pay webpage if you would like to use this option. Email if you have any questions.

Frequently asked questions

Find out the answers to some common questions.

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Why does Northern Arizona University need donations?

State funding, tuition, and fees do not cover the total cost of what it takes to provide a university education each year.

Generosity from donors supports every facet of the student experience at Northern Arizona University. Your support opens the doors for students to attend the university at a reasonable tuition rate and increases scholarships.

Your generosity helps NAU attract and retain outstanding professors who cultivate student potential and provide a myriad of programs and research opportunities that allow Northern Arizona University to offer an exceptional education. Our donors help the university grow as an unparalleled institution of higher education.

Where do my donations go?

Your contributions to Northern Arizona University are designated according to your wishes and directly benefit the areas you choose. You can choose to designate your gift to more than one area. Simply note your preference on the gift form and how much you want to give to each area.

It’s your gift—your choice.

Can I designate my gift to more than one area?

Of course. Clearly note on the gift form how much you want to give to each area, and we’ll take it from there.

Is my gift tax deductible?

Once we receive your gift, you will receive a receipt verifying that your gift has been deposited into the account you have specified.For further information on tax matters, we recommend that you speak with your accountant.

Can I make a gift jointly with my spouse?

Yes. Indicate on the gift form that your gift is made jointly.

Can I make an anonymous gift?

Yes. Simply note your preference on the online or print gift form.