Gift Planning

Northern Arizona University Foundation
PO Box 4094
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Telephone: 928-523-2395
Our Staff
Mark Matthews
Mark Matthews
Director of Gift Planning

Although he was born and raised in Texas, Mark moved to Arizona as soon as he could. Having a background in Finance and Real Estate, Mark served as a Planned Giving Officer for eight years for the Texas A&M Foundation before joining NAU as the Director of Gift Planning. Mark has two children, a son who is an Engineer in Houston, and a daughter, who attended NAU, who lives in Austin. Mark has been overwhelmingly impressed by the passion that NAU alumni and donors feel toward NAU, and for their desire to change the lives of students at NAU through their planned gifts. "I truly enjoy working with NAU alumni and donors who want to leave a legacy through a planned gift to NAU. We work hard to build up assets over our lifetimes, and I have found that NAU donors are just as hardworking when it is time to start thinking about leaving a legacy that will change the future of NAU and the lives of future NAU students."

C. Mark Matthews
Shannan Rice
Program Coordinator

Shannan is responsible for all gift planning marketing endeavors and serves as the administrative backbone for the Department of Gift Planning. She has been a part of the Flagstaff community since 1999 and is proud to call it home. Shannan loves hiking, camping and spending time with her family in the great outdoors. "I have met the most incredible people since becoming a part of the Gift Planning team. I love getting the opportunity to help people establish their legacy with NAU. Lumberjack pride is like nothing I've ever experienced before and I'm so honored to be a part of it!"

Contact the Office of Gift Planning

Thank you for your interest in a planned gift for NAU. Mark and Shannan look forward to visiting with you soon!

If the NAU is already in your will or estate plan, please let us know. We would like to be able to express our gratitude

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