#GivingTuesday was founded by charities and philanthropists to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It’s a counter to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, a chance to focus on people rather than things. NASPA and the NASPA Foundation will participate in #GivingTuesday this year in creating additional scholarships. The work of student affairs professionals continues to transcend and impact the lives of countless students. Your donations matter and allow for the future growth of student affairs through today’s campus professionals. The support of 200 individual donors this #GivingTuesday—with gifts of any amount—will empower even more of your colleagues to attend professional development that may be otherwise out of reach.
With a goal of $15,000 in 2018, you raised $18,172 on #GivingTuesday in just 24 hours. Those gifts came back to the profession as scholarships, awards and grants, including our Professional Development scholarships! For the year’s #GivingTuesday, the NASPA Foundation is looking for 200 individual donors to support our new Professional Development Scholarship program, designed to reduce financial barriers to attending NASPA events. Reaching our goal of 200 individual gifts would enable us to add even more recipients to our Spring 2020 scholarship program, empowering NASPA members to attend professional development that may be otherwise out of reach, including events like #SSHE20 and #CLDE20.
Looking back at our past and embracing our future, we also invite you to make a gift in honor of fellow student affairs friends, colleagues and mentors. Support the creation of additional professional development scholarships through the Excellence fund and honor someone who impacted your own development. Donate today!
Hear first-hand how your donations are making an impact within the lives of those previously awarded Professional Development scholarships:
Imposter syndrome made me apprehensive about applying, but a mentor uplifted me and helped me throughout my process and pushed me to submit. When I received the congratulatory email, I screamed in the car—I was overwhelmed with joy about receiving financial support! As a doctoral student, I work two assistantships at two different institutions, while balancing academics, research, and teaching responsibilities. Being one of the inaugural recipients of this scholarship is an honor and a privilege, which enabled me to present my research at #CLDE19.
Quortne R. Hutchings, Doctoral Student, Loyola University Chicago
NASPA and NASPA Foundation has been very supportive of me and my professional development, providing a grant for my dissertation, honoring me with Dissertation of the Year Runner Up in 2018, and, most recently, provided me with scholarship money to attend the inaugural Student Success in Higher Education Conference. The Foundation's support has been instrumental in advancing my scholarship and work centered on first-generation college students.
Staci Weber, Dean of Student Affairs, Pine Manor College
My application focused on increase student retention at our satellite location, and was beyond excited to be awarded the scholarship! I yelped a little bit and emailed my boss immediately. I did not receive funding to attend #SSHE19, and was going to pay out of pocket–but this support helped me tremendously and I still feel so very honored and proud.
Analicia Leiva, Academic Advisor, Texas A&M University