NAU Rapid Response Fund

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Join the COVID-19 response - NAU Rapid Response Fund


The influence of the COVID-19 pandemic can be felt in every household and in every institution. And its full long-term impacts are yet unknown.


While this pandemic has revealed the strength of our Lumberjack community, it has also shown the need to be flexible and agile. Time is of the essence during a crisis, requiring immediate action and mobilization.


To answer that call, the NAU Foundation created the NAU Rapid Response Fund, with $10,000 seed funding from a generous anonymous donor. This fund allows the NAU Foundation to quickly mobilize resources to support student programs, scholarships, and faculty research vulnerable to financial disruption in the current situation, as well as future unforeseen times of need.


The impact of your gift    


When you give to the NAU Rapid Response Fund, you empower NAU to adapt to meet the ever-evolving needs of our people and programs. Your support allows us to be agile in facing the current emergency, while helping us to prepare for future ones. You build our resilience and ensure our longevity.  


“The COVID-19 pandemic has strained both individuals and institutions, including NAU, "said Rickey N. McCurry, CEO of the NAU Foundation. The Foundation is committed to supporting the programs, faculty, and staff that make NAU a world-class university. These extraordinary times require an extraordinary response. The NAU Rapid Response Fund provides critical resources to meet urgent and evolving needs. Your gift can only be met with our deepest gratitude in this time of uncertainty. You show us that Lumberjacks are truly stronger together.”  


Give now to support Lumberjacks and NAU programs in need.  



How to get help from the Rapid Response Fund


To submit a proposal for the Fund, make a written request to the NAU Vice President or dean in your area describing the urgent need, amount requested, detailed budget, and date needed.  


The VP or dean will forward your request to the NAU Foundation interim CEO.

NAU Foundation, P.O. Box 4094, Flagstaff, AZ 86011 or by email to



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