Supporting Our Profession

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


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

The NACAS Foundation funds scholarships and programs to enable deserving individuals to pursue educational opportunities, promote equality and the diversity of people and ideas for the benefit of the public, and foster innovation, collaboration, and creative thinking to improve the quality of life of students. 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 CASP certification.

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.

Provide funds for research and the NACAS Marketplace in order to provide support tools 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.

Pay It Forward

The world as we know it is changing — The NACAS Foundation is changing along with it. Historically, most of our fundraising events were held in person. Enter COVID-19. We believe the work of the Foundation is more important now than ever before. As students return to campus, they face a whole new level of uncertainty. Will they have access to safe and clean housing? Will they be able to afford groceries and toiletries? Research shows that these financial challenges are not new, but they are certainly heightened by the pandemic.

Our annual fundraising includes several both in-person and virtual fundraising events that support the mission of the NACAS Foundation. Donate today to support new industry initiatives, including the Campus Care Grant, virtual education experiences, and awards & scholarships.