Foundation Events


The NASPA Foundation sponsors a variety of events and programs aimed at raising awareness and support for research and innovation in student affairs. Every Foundation initiative invites your participation and leadership - check on a few current events below to learn how you can participate.

  • The Pillars of the Professional Awards Ceremony at the NASPA Annual Conference includes the recognition of newly-designated Pillars of the Profession and Blackburn Distinguished Pillars, as well as graduate students selection for the Rhatigan Fellowship.
  • The Foundation Booth at the NASPA Annual Conference highlights a multitude of ways to interact with the Foundation. Visit to learn more about the Foundation, view a list of Staff Development consultations to bring to campus, and select your favorite items to raffle on.  This is a new program for the NASPA Foundation and replacing what was formerly known as the Silent Auction. 
NASPA Annual Conference Foundation Booth 

Subject Matter Experts

The Foundation will offer a several nationally known speakers on a variety of topics for participants to bring to campus.  Information, pricing, and topics will be available at the Foundation Booth.  Rather than being auctioned, these sessions will be available at a fixed cost, with the speaking fee benefiting the NASPA Foundation. Plan to stop by to learn if one would be a strong resource for your campus needs.

 Pick a Prize Raffle(s)

Instead of our traditional Silent Auction, we’re offering a limited number of prizes by RAFFLE. Attendees have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win the prize of their choice. Members can buy one ticket or several and select the items they would like to chance to take home! Examples include gift baskets from the Regions, Regional Conference registrations and other exciting items.  Stop by to learn more in the Convention Center.