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

We are a non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) corporation formed for the sole purpose of supporting and promoting the auxiliary services profession. The Foundation engages in scholarships, grants, promoting diversity of people and ideas, fostering innovation, collaboration and creative thinking to improve the quality of life for students.

Our Mission

The NACAS Foundation shall fund 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 generous support of individuals and business partners, the NACAS Foundation has been able to help fund industry scholarships, financially support students, provide research funds, support new industry professional development programs, 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.

The NACASCARES Annual Giving Campaign includes several virtual fundraising events that support the mission of the NACAS Foundation: To position auxiliary professionals, the higher education market, and students for success. Donate today to support new industry initiatives, including the Campus Care Grant, virtual education experiences, and awards & scholarships.