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Ways to Give



You can achieve a lasting and beneficial outcome for NAU students, faculty, and staff through an endowed gift to the library. Endowment funds generate ongoing income to support a number of library initiatives and programs such as student scholarships, collections, technology, and library spaces. Give to an existing fund or establish a new endowment for yourself or in honor of a family member or friend.

Cline Library Endowed Funds:

Dorothy T. and James J. Hanks Cline Library Endowment (1523)

Support a Cline Library Hanks Scholar to locate and document camera stations of photographs held by Special Collections and Archives, with emphasis on the images in the Colorado Plateau Archives.

Elizabeth M. and P.T. Reilly Endowment (1371)

Provide funding for a paid summer internship opportunity to a Native American tribal member engaged in archival administration or a student interested in a career in information management. The internship has focused on some of the following exhibit and oral history projects: Katie Lee, Indigenous Voices, Hopi History Curriculum, Glen Canyon, and Fire on the Plateau (see the Colorado Plateau Archives Exhibits page).

Mary Crawley Memorial Scholarship (4511)

Named in honor of a library student supervisor, this fund supports educational and book expenses for a library student employee.

General Collection Endowments

Collection endowments may be established to acquire materials in a variety of formats related to a particular subject area.

Planned Gifts

Fulfill a long-desired philanthropic interest through a planned gift. Your gift may also allow you to increase income, save taxes, and make a legacy gift to the library that might not otherwise be possible. For more information on arranging a planned gift to the library, visit NAU's Gift Planning page.

General Collections Gifts

Library staff will gladly discuss gifts of materials that support the university's curricula and goals, especially hardcover fiction and current scholarly titles in environmental science, global studies and education. The library also acquires films on DVD and music and audio recordings on CD. Magazines and journals, textbooks, and items in poor condition are generally not needed.

Gifts are reviewed for condition and appropriateness with the understanding that the library makes all necessary decisions regarding retention and disposition. The library cannot provide a donor with an item-by-item inventory or, per IRS rules, an appraisal; the responsibility for appraising a gift remains with the donor.