On Tuesday, April 4 NPC Friends and Family will join hundreds of non-profits from across the state for the AZ Gives Day 24-hour online giving event to raise money for Northland Pioneer College (NPC) student scholarships. NPC Friends Family is committed to providing scholarships that empower students to transform their lives through education. Serving students in Navajo and Apache counties (among the poorest in the U.S.), including the lands of the Navajo, Hopi, and White Mountain Apache people, this year’s event highlights the need for NPC students who, despite challenges, are determined to persist in their college dreams. This event also pays tribute to the lives of multiple individuals who have made an important impact on our local communities. There are eight memorial scholarships and the foundation’s general Eagle Fund that donors can support. Every dollar raised goes to scholarships for local students to attend NPC.
Over the past eight years, NPC has had loyal support from many in the community. Those who have participated in this event in the past may know that some very exciting bonus prizes are awarded each year. Last year NPC earned a bonus prize of $2,500 and raised more than $42,000 for student scholarships.
NPC Friends & Family is asking for your help to earn AZ Gives bonus cash again this year. “We are competing for two prizes,” notes Betsyann Wilson, executive director of NPC Friends and Family. Most dollars raised by a small non-profit through prescheduled donations: Prize = $1,500 (any donations scheduled between now and April 4) and Most Dollars Raised by a Medium-Sized Non-Profit: Prize = $6,500 (any donations made on April 4, 2023).
“No gift is too large or too small to help an NPC student achieve their dream of a college education,” states Wilson. “You can make an early donation today, or join us in giving before midnight on Tuesday, April 4, and help us vie for the bonus prizes. Whether you donate now, or during the 24-hour event, all donations will count toward the total.”
The House restaurant of Show Low has pledged a $6,000 matching gift donation. So, if NPC Friends & Family raises $6,000 on Tuesday, April 4, The House will match it, dollar-for-dollar! To make a donation in support of local student scholarships during the 24-hour AZ Gives event, visit www.npc.edu/az-gives.