Educational Institutions

Northern Arizona University Foundation, Inc.

  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • www.advancement.nau.edu/foundation

Mission Statement

The mission of the Northern Arizona University Foundation, Inc. is to promote the University's mission, enhance its recognition, and foster private investment in it by creating and nurturing meaningful relationships.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. NAU FUND
  3. PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES
  4. HERITAGE SOCIETY
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Throughout the United States

ruling year

1965

President

Self-reported

Mr. Mason Gerety

Assistant Vice President

Self-reported

Cheryl Heitz

Keywords

Self-reported

Flagstaff, Arizona, United States

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2015, 2014 and 2013.
Register now

Also Known As

NAUF

EIN

86-0193726

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

University or Technological (B43)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

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

 

Our strategy is to provide leadership for meaningful initiatives that build a broad base of constituents, long-term loyalty, and financial support from students, alumni, colleagues, parents, friends, corporations, foundations, and other organizations.

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

The NAU Foundation supports NAU's vision to continue being a leader in anticipating the demands of the twenty-first century learning experience. Our strategic goals focus on creating premier learning experiences for residential students, distance learning students, teachers, Native Americans, and creating certers of excellence in research and graduate education.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

NAU FUND

Gifts to the NAU Fund are the backbone of support for Northern Arizona University.  These dollars serve as a catalyst for quality.  Although the state of Arizona provides the foundation of support we need to operate a modern university, it takes private gifts to make NAU an exemplary institution.

 

The NAU Fund reaches all alumni, friends of NAU, students, faculty, staff and parents to offer giving opportunities for the direct support of Northern Arizona University programs.  The NAU Fund focuses on acquiring regular, yearly contributions, thus creating a dependable and very important source of non-legislative support for the university.

 

The Senior Class gift is also a part of the NAU fund.  This program gives graduating seniors the opportunity to financially assist a fellow student through the NAU Senior Legacy Scholarship Fund.

Category

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Program 3

PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES

The President's Associates is organized with the underlying conviction that the ability of Northern Arizona University to fulfill its mission of teaching, innovative research, and service is greatly enhanced by the philanthropic participation of alumni and friends.  The objectives of the President's Associates are:

 

-To establish a group of individuals whose assistance and counsel can be readily sought by the president, deans, and other NAU administrators.

 

-To stimulate the active participation of alumni and friends in serving the institution through close association with NAU's governing bodies and adminstrators.

 

-To provide an exemplary pattern of generous annual giving to carry forward new ideas and future programs at NAU.

Category

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Program 4

HERITAGE SOCIETY

NAU's Heritage Society is an association of NAU alumni and friends who have made future provisions for the NAU Foundation in their estate plans, regardless of value.  Such provisions may be in the form of bequests, trusts, annuities, life insurance, retirement plans or other means.

Category

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Throughout the United States

External Reviews

Source: greatnonprofits.org

The review section is powered by Great Nonprofits

Financials

Financial information is an important part of gauging the short- and long-term health of the organization.

NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

Sign in or create an account to view this information

NEED MORE INFO ON THIS NONPROFIT?

Free: Gain immediate access to the following:
  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2015, 2014 and 2013
  • Board Chair, Board Co-Chair and Board Members
  • Access to the GuideStar Community
Get all this now for free
Need the ability to download nonprofit data and more advanced search options? Consider a Premium or Pro Search subscription.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Northern Arizona University Foundation, Inc.

Leadership

NEED MORE INFO ON THIS NONPROFIT?

Free: Gain immediate access to the following:
  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2015, 2014 and 2013
  • Board Chair, Board Co-Chair and Board Members
  • Access to the GuideStar Community
Need the ability to download nonprofit data and more advanced search options? Consider a Premium or Pro Search subscription.

President

Mr. Mason Gerety

Assistant Vice President

Cheryl Heitz

STATEMENT FROM THE President

"Thank you for your interest in the Northern Arizona University Foundation, Inc. The NAU Foundation's vision 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 NAU 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.  NAU 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 NAU mission, I encourage your questions and feedback."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Hank Peck

no affiliation

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section, which enables organizations and donors to transparently share information about essential board leadership practices. Self-reported by organization


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?