Santa’s Sleigh fund helps NAU employees in need

Approximately 25 years ago, the Santa’s Sleigh fund at Northern Arizona University began with the hope of providing a small, one-time monetary boost to full-time NAU employees. This fund has assisted employees with severe financial hardships or personal tragedies by providing a holiday meal and gifts to their children.

NAU employees have donated to the Santa Sleigh fund as it continues to care for and provide warmth to NAU employees. The fund has handed out more than $47,000 in almost 25 years.

Employees interested in donations to Santa’s Sleigh fund (#4936) can donate through the NAU Foundation. The foundation, located on the third floor in Old Main, accepts cash, checks or payroll deduction. Don Dufek at Fleet Services, who is an administrator of the fund, also will accept donations.

For more details on donations or a suggestion for a potential recipient contact Dufek at (928) 523-3232 or