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NASPA Foundation Day One

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 About Day One

Day One celebrates the founding of NASPA on January 25, 1918 – 105 years ago! Day One with the NASPA Foundation was founded to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in giving back. It is an opportunity to celebrate NASPA’s rich history and to give back to our members. 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 individual donors through #NASPADayOne—with gifts of any amount—will empower even more of your colleagues to attend professional development events that may be otherwise out of reach.

We hope you’ll consider donating in support of our access scholarships to assist with membership dues and professional development. This was designed to reduce financial barriers to attending NASPA events and to stay connected with NASPA.

For the Foundation's third annual Day One, we are looking to raise $10,500 through 105 donors to recognize the 105th year of NASPA's founding. 

  • Give $105 and help support a graduate student to attend the Annual Conference
  • Give $25 on the 25th and help cover the cost of membership dues to ensure campus professionals stay connected

Reaching our goal of $10,500 would enable us to add even more recipients to our access scholarship program which empowers NASPA members to attend professional development opportunities that may be otherwise out of reach.


We did it!! Thanks to you all the Foundation raised $13,800 surpassing our goal of $10,500. Thank you!!


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How Your Gift Makes a Difference

Hear first-hand how your donations are making an impact within the lives of those previously awarded Access scholarships to assist with membership dues and conference registration / hotel lodging:


Awarded Membership Scholarship: I am thankful to be a recipient of the NASPA Foundation Access Scholarship. Just like students, student affairs professionals have so much to juggle. Transitioning to a new role and relocating to a new state was life changing for me. Receiving the scholarship meant I did not have to worry about how I was going to stay connected to my colleagues and abreast of what's new within student affairs. For that, I say thank you.
-Joshua Quinn Tucker, J.D., Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Admissions and Enrollment Management, University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law


Attended the NASPA Annual Conference: The scholarship has helped me further my professional career as it helped me attend NASPA’s National Conference this past March which allowed for me to network with other professionals in the association. The scholarship allowed me the opportunity to co-host APIKC Leadership Team’s New Member Orientation where I was able to gain experience hosing an event at a conference at the national level for the first time.
-Maria Hoang, Student Data Specialist, Whittier College


Awarded Membership Scholarship: As a recipient of the NASPA Foundation Scholarship, I want to express my deep appreciation and gratitude. Having experienced 2 layoffs since the COVID pandemic began, I am truly honored to all who have made it possible for me to receive this type of support. This scholarship will allow me to stay connected to the higher education community - gaining access to resources, events, and career possibilities. The existence of this scholarship further exemplifies the compassion of many hard-working student affairs professionals and delivers hope to others in knowing that opportunities await, in spite of circumstances. Again, thank you, for your tireless efforts in making access available to individuals like me.
-Anonymous, Mid-Level Professional


What do my gifts support?

  • Scholarships – Access scholarships to assist with membership dues and conference registrations for members
  • Grants – Channing Brigss research grants to promote new ideas and learning on campuses, Collaboration grants to support new programs from NASPA groups
  • Awards – Hardee Dissertation of the Year highlighting innovate and relevant research in the field, Rhatigan fellows highlighting graduate professionals, NASPANow awardees honoring new professionals

Can I designate my gift to support a particular cause or mission?

Absolutely! You can select from a variety of restricted funds to support a cause that is close to your heart.

  • Research: Excellence fund, Melvene Hardee fund, Research fund, Ruth Strang Research
  • Undergraduate / Graduate Students: BACCHUS fund, James Rhatigan fund, NUFP fund
  • Women in Higher Education: Zenobia Hikes Scholarship for Alice Manicur Symposium, WISA KC Special Interest fund, Ruth Strang Research fund
  •  Leadership in the field: George Kuh Award, Melvene Hardee fund, Robert Shaffer fund, Excellence fund, Social Justice fund
  • Various Affinity Groups within NASPA: Special Interest funds

 What amount should I give?

  • Any amount you are comfortable giving! Every dollar helps support the mission of the Foundation and ensuring NASPA members are supported.



We are also asking for your help in spreading the word about #NASPADayOne. We've created a toolkit that you can use graphics and content to share with your networks. We appreciate all of your work and support as we get ready for this inaugural event!

Sample Tweets

  • #NASPADayOne is an opportunity to celebrate the founding of NASPA and give back to our members. NASPA is looking to raise $10,500 through 105 donors to support NASPA membership dues, events, and increase NASPA access scholarship recipients. Donate today: https://www.naspa.org/events/naspa-foundation-day-one 

  • Join me in celebrating #NASPADayOne on Jan. 25th by making a donation in support of the 105th founding anniversary of NASPA. All donations will empower the impact of student affairs by supporting colleagues’ membership dues and attendance at NASPA events. https://www.naspa.org/events/naspa-foundation-day-one 

  • Give $25 on the 25th in support of #NASPADayOne! Making a donation will help cover the cost of membership dues to ensure student affairs professionals stay connected to NASPA events and professional development opportunities. https://www.naspa.org/events/naspa-foundation-day-one 

  • Help NASPA reach their $10,500 goal by making a donation today in support of #NASPADayOne. Any donation allows for the future growth of student affairs through today’s campus professionals #givingback. https://www.naspa.org/events/naspa-foundation-day-one 

  • Will you join me in donating to #NASPADayOne? Donations help sustain the future growth of NASPA and allow NASPA to give back to its members by providing them with opportunities that may otherwise be out of reach. https://www.naspa.org/events/naspa-foundation-day-one

  • Now more than ever, as many of our colleagues have been impacted by financial hardships, donations are needed to reduce the financial barriers facing our members. Will you join me in giving back and helping NASPA reach their $10,500 goal? #NASPADayOne https://www.naspa.org/events/naspa-foundation-day-one


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