Invest in Naropa

Invest in Naropa

Be a Change Maker with Naropa University

At Naropa, we believe in the power of transformation—not just for ourselves, but for the entire world. And we know that you share this passion for positive change. By making a gift to Naropa, you become part of a movement that’s reshaping lives and creating a brighter and more just world for all. 

Whether you choose to embrace the freedom of unrestricted giving through The Naropa Fund, provide life-changing need-based scholarships to deserving students, or leave a lasting impact with an endowed or planned gift, your participation is the key.

Our commitment to growth extends beyond the physical boundaries of our campuses. We’ve welcomed new online and low-residency programs that open doors for nontraditional and adult learners. With this expansion, we’re breaking down barriers and eliminating the need to move to Boulder, ensuring that nothing stands in the way of students uncovering their gifts and discovering their personal mission.

Fuel the Heart of Naropa

Your investment fuels the heart of Naropa, empowering us to:
  • Invest in Student Success: Your support enables us to attract and enroll motivated and open-hearted individuals, regardless of their financial circumstances. 
  • Invest in Faculty Excellence: Skilled teachers are the heart of a contemplative education. With your help, we can honor those who share their wisdom and skill for the benefit of the greater world by providing faculty with the resources and opportunities they need to inspire our students.
  • Invest in Academic Programs:  Your contribution allows us to expand and enhance our diverse academic offerings, as well as affirm the integration of classroom pedagogy, mindfulness and compassion practices, and experiential learning. Thus, empowering students to pursue their passions and make a positive impact.
  • Invest in Campus Life Initiatives: By supporting campus life initiatives, you help us foster a welcoming and supportive environment, where every student feels valued, supported, and embraced.


Sharla Owens


A Conversation

Sharla J. Owens

Associate Vice President for Development

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This is where experiential learning meets academic rigor. Where you challenge your intellect and uncover your potential. Where you discover the work you’re moved to do—then use it to transform our world.

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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

Based on the current weather forecast, the Healing with the Ancestors Talk & Breeze of Simplicity program scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday will be held as planned.

Staff that do not work remotely or are scheduled to work on campus, can work remotely. Staff that routinely work remotely are expected to continue to do so.

As a reminder, notifications will be sent by e-mail and the LiveSafe app.  

Regardless of Naropa University’s decision, if you ever believe the weather conditions are unsafe, please contact your supervisor and professors.  Naropa University trusts you to make thoughtful and wise decisions based on the conditions and situation in which you find yourself in.