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

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.

Pay It Forward

The world is changing, and the NACAS Foundation is changing along with it.

We believe the work of the 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 they are certainly heightened since 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.