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Donor Stories

Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to our organization and others.

  • Mike and Karen Kitt
    Mike and Karen Kitt
    Classical music has always been a part of the lives of Mike and Karen Kitt.
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  • Jim and Julie Manley
    Jim and Julie Manley
    NAU's proud heritage of equipping teachers reaches all of the way back to our founding in 1899. There is perhaps no one that...
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  • Bob Crozier
    Bob Crozier
    Lumberjack roots go deep for Robert "Bob" Crozier. With a grandmother who attended the Northern Arizona Normal School in the 1920's...
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  • Dr. Douglas
    Dr. Douglas "Kirk" Veirs
    Dr. Kirk Veirs looks back very fondly on his days at NAU. After dropping out of UCDavis and working a couple of years...
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  • Jeff Willis '72 Arts and Sciences
    Jeff Willis '72 Arts and Sciences
    It has been a joy for me to see NAU position itself as the pre-eminent undergraduate university in Arizona.
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  • Richard and Barbara Coopers Friends of NAU
    Richard and Barbara Coopers Friends of NAU
    "Arizona has been good to me," Richard Cooper said. "I want to give back and help build a strong future!"
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  • Wayne and Judi Frerichs Friends of NAU
    Wayne and Judi Frerichs Friends of NAU
    Dr. Wayne Frerichs and Mrs. Judi Frerichs dedicated their lives to helping others when they entered the field of medicine.
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  • Edwin Kurtz Friend of KNAU
    Edwin Kurtz Friend of KNAU
    The first time I heard KNAU was when I was driving from Texas to move to Flagstaff, Arizona.
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  • Robert McGuinn '67 Arts and Sciences
    Robert McGuinn '67 Arts and Sciences
    DR. ROBERT "BOB" McGUINN, understands first-hand the unique challenges faced by Veterans returning to school to complete their education.
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  • Dennis Mitchem NAU Retiree
    Dennis Mitchem NAU Retiree
    "The challenge of our times is to support education,"
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  • Mary Ellen Mylrea '66 & '77 Education
    Mary Ellen Mylrea '66 & '77 Education
    When Mary Ellen Mylrea, a 38 year Flagstaff resident, recently made an IRA distribution gift to KNAU...
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  • Eric Rominger Friend of NAU
    Eric Rominger Friend of NAU
    Professors are greatly driven by a desire to inspire and change the lives of young students.
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  • Jeff Sears '98 Communications
    Jeff Sears '98 Communications
    Everyone needs a reason to begin their estate planning, and Jeff W. Sears BS'98 took his...
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  • Nancy Serenbetz '75 Social and Behavioral Sciences
    Nancy Serenbetz '75 Social and Behavioral Sciences
    "Lumberjacks are a unique group of people going out into the world and making exciting things happen!"
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  • Mary Trevor and Toni Kaus Friends of KNAU
    Mary Trevor and Toni Kaus Friends of KNAU
    Mary Trevor and Toni Kaus of Prescott started thinking about their estate plans once again as they planned...
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  • Cotera Story
    Cotera Story
    "When the realization of the finite nature of life became self-evident, the legacy we will leave, in our brief passage on this Earth, becomes increasingly significant."
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