Supporting Our Profession

The commitment of the Foundation is steadfast – to continually position auxiliary professionals, the higher education market, and students for greatness.

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The NACAS Foundation

The NACAS Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that improves the quality of life for students and supports affordability in higher education by funding grants and scholarships, professional development programs, and research initiatives for auxiliary services professionals, students, and institutions.

Our Purpose

We envision a future where all students can be successful

The NACAS Foundation funds scholarships and programs that enable members and students to pursue educational opportunities. We promote equality and the diversity of people and ideas for the benefit of the public. Our work fosters innovation, collaboration, and creative thinking to improve students’ quality of life.

Through the generous support of individuals and business partners, the NACAS Foundation has been able to help fund industry scholarships, financially support students, create and maintain basic needs programs & services on campus, provide industry research funds, and support the growth and development of auxiliary leaders.

What We Do

Fund professional development programs including NACAS webinars, the Emerging Professionals Academy, the Institute for Leadership & Management, the Senior Executive Summit, and CASP certification

Provide funds for research and support tools in the NACAS Marketplace that better inform the industry around data and insights

Support scholarships and awards, including the Campus Care Grant, Mereese Ladson Diversity Scholarship, the Hassmiller CASP Scholarship, and the David H. Lord Award for Exemplary Community Service

Our Impact

The work of the NACAS Foundation is more important now than ever before. Students are faced with new levels of uncertainty. Reduced access to affordable housing and the prospect of food insecurity are real problems. Research shows that these financial challenges are not new, but heightened since the pandemic.

Donate to support new industry initiatives, including the Campus Care Grant, virtual education experiences, and awards & scholarships.

$143,000 provided in scholarships and grants to campus professionals

$13,000 provided directly to undergraduate students

$824,000 provided to professional development and learning initiatives for higher education professionals