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. 

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How to Make a Gift to the Foundation

You can give in whatever way is most convenient for you – monthly, quarterly, annually, checks, bank account withdrawals, and more. With your gift, you are able to support a fund of your choosing with your donation. Each gift is tax deductible. There are a few ways to make your donation count:

  • One-Time Gift

    These are one-time gifts in the any amount in support of the Foundation. Gifts are defaulted to the NASPA Foundation Excellence fund and you are able to select from multiple funds with various causes if you prefer otherwise.

    Make your one-time gift on-line 
     Or download a hard copy donation form

  • Major Gift / Pledge

    Make your dollars go further and make a commitment to a one of the various pledge levels of the NASPA Foundation. These are giving societies in which donors commit to a 5-year pledge at a level of their choosing. You would be recognized as one of the Foundation’s top donors and honored at the NASPA Annual Conference with a special lapel pin reflecting their commitment to the future.

    You can designate which fund you would like to support at the time of your pledge.  Once pledges are committed, you are not able to change their fund preference for donations toward the pledge. Pledge payments are made on a recurring basis either monthly, quarterly, or yearly. You can select either electronic credit card transactions or bank withdrawals at the time of pledge commitment.

    Make your pledge today on-line 
    or download the donation form

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

  • Gifts under $1,000 and Recurring Gifts 

    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.

    Make your recurring gift online today

    or download the printed version

    If your recurring gift is over $1,000, please complete the pledge form as an Emerald Club donor.

  • Planned Gifts

    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.

    Want to learn more about Planned Giving to better understand the impact of your gift? This document outlines when your gift kicks in and how to plan for it in the meantime.

    Make your Planned Gift today and send in your commitment form. Contact Lucy Fort, with the NASPA Foundation to discuss any particulars or questions.

  • 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 innovation and scholarship
  • BACCHUS Fund
    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  Research Award
    Supports and recognizes individuals for outstanding contributions to the body of literature concerning women in higher education. This awarded is presented in conjunction with NASPA's Center for Women. 
  • 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 their attendance financially
  • Constituent Group Funds

    Supports the long-term objectives of a given Constituent Groups. Currently available Constituent Groups funds accepting donations are:

    • African American Men's and Women's Summit
    • Asian Pacific Islander KC
    • Assessment, Evaluation, and Reserach KC 
    • Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement KC  
    • Community College Division
    • Enrollment Management KC
    • Gender & Sexuality KC
    • Latinx/a/o KC
    • Socioeconomic and Class Issues in Higher Education KC
    • Spirituality and Religion in Higher Education KC
    • Student Leadership Programs 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