Make A Gift

When you make a tax-deductible contribution to the NASPA Foundation, you make a difference. You invest in innovative research. You provide scholarships for NASPA members of all levels. You advance excellence in our field. 

Do you want to:

  • GIVE back to the profession you love?
  • REWARD young Student Affairs professionals with scholarships?
  • CELEBRATE the outstanding work of colleagues?
  • VALIDATE Student Affairs as a significant force on campus?
  • CONTRIBUTE to best practices in our field?
  • INVEST in innovative research?

​You can do that!

The goal of the NASPA Foundation 100th Anniversary Campaign is to raise $1,000,000 by the 2019 NASPA Annual Conference. Help us meet this goal so that we can support the future of the student affairs profession beyond our wildest dreams. 

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How would you like to give?

You can give in whatever way is most convenient for you – monthly, quarterly, annually, checks, bank account withdrawals, and more.

  • One-Time Gift

    You can make your gift in any amount at any time. The NASPA Foundation celebrates all gifts, no matter the size. Every dollar you give impacts the future of our profession.

    Each year that you give, your name will be listed on the NASPA Foundation website. You will also receive special recognition during the NASPA Annual Conference.

    Use our easy, on-line donation form to give today. Or, you can use the downloadable donation form.

  • Recurring Gift/Pledge

    Recurring gifts are affordable, convenient and green. Choose what works for you - simply designate an amount, frequency and payment method.  You may also choose to donate through open-ended recurring monthly payments. 

    The NASPA Foundation's top investors (5-year pledge to one of our giving societies) are additionally recognized at the time of their pledge and are presented with a lapel pin reflecting their commitment to the future of student affairs. When you become a member of the Diamond Club (or higher) you will also be celebrated at the NASPA Annual Conference. Any donor whose lifetime gifts reach these categories will also be recognized.

    Use our easy, on-line pledge form to make a pledge today. Or, you can use the downloadable donation form.

    If you would like to make a reocurring gift or a pledge under $1,000, please use this online form. 

    Need to update your existing pledge? Please use our update payment method form.

  • Pillars of the Profession

    Each year at the NASPA Annual Conference, the Foundation honors a group of outstanding student affairs professionals. Review the current Pillar class and make a gift in honor of a friend, mentor or colleague.

    Use our easy, on-line Pillars donation form or downloadable Pillars donation form today.

  • Charitable bequests

    Tuck a little something away for the NASPA Foundation in your estate plans - guaranteeing the future vitality of Student Affairs. Contact the Foundation Office for easy ways to leave your legacy to the NASPA Foundation, in addition to family. Once your plans are complete, please consider submitting our deferred gift letter of intent. This allows us to recognize and thank you now, as well as plan for the future.

  • Royalties Pledge

    Are you published? Congratulations! As an author, you can designate a portion of your royalties from publications as a gift to the NASPA Foundation. Contact the Foundation Office for more information.

What would you like to support?

When you give, you can choose from the following opportunities for investment:

NASPA Excellence Fund

Unrestricted gifts to support NASPA’s highest priorities in research and scholarship


Provides scholarships for students to attend national and/or regional BACCHUS programs

George Kuh Award Fund
Supports a stipend for the individual who is awarded the George D. Kuh Outstanding Contribution to Literature and/or Research Award
James Rhatigan Fund

Provides NASPA Annual Conference scholarships to graduate students

Melvene Hardee Fund

Underwrites the Dissertation of the Year Award

NUFP Scholarship Fund

Supports the cost of the GRE for undergraduate students pursuing a master's program in higher education, offers five $200 scholarships

Research Fund

Supporting research and scholarship to add to the knowledge base of the profession and ensure that data informs practice

Robert H. Shaffer Fund

Supports a stipend for the tenured faculty member who receives the annual Robert H. Shaffer Award for Academic Excellence as a Graduate Faculty Member

Ruth Strang Award

Supports and recognizes individuals for outstanding contributions to the body of literature concerning women in higher education

Social Justice Fund 

Supports access and education through compelling thought leaders for NASPA Briefings and  scholarship for members to attend NASPA programs to further their social justice education.

Zenobia Hikes Scholarship

Supports a stipend for a NASPA member who otherwise would not be able to attend the Alice Manicur Symposium due to the fact the applicant's institution cannot support her attendance financially

Knowledge Communities

Supports the long-term objectives of a given Knowledge Community. Currently available Knowledge Community funds accepting personal donations are:

  • Asian Pacific Islander KC
  • Assessment, Evaluation, and Reserach KC 
  • Enrollment Management KC
  • Gender & Sexuality KC
  • Latinx/a/o KC
  • Spirituality and Religion in Higher Education KC
  • Women in Student Affairs KC
  • Veteran's KC
Giving Levels
Emerald Club
Diamond Club
President's Circle
Foundation Circle
Heritage Society
Benefactors Society
Legacy Society
Documented planned gifts of $15,000 or more