Choices in Giving

Your annual gift will provide general support for Naropa University operations. If you choose to designate a specific fund within the Annual Fund, your gift will support general operations for the designated area. General operations include:

  • Scholarships
  • Programs and Facilities Enhancements
  • Faculty/Staff Professional Development
  • Schools and Departments

You may also designate your annual gift to specific academic programs at Naropa University. Naropa's academic programs are housed within five schools. You may designate your annual gifts to one or more of the five schools, and/or to individual programs within the schools.

  • Graduate School of Counseling & Psychology
  • Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics
  • School of the Arts
  • School of Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies
  • School of Natural and Social Sciences

Endowed Scholarships

You can create a permanent legacy for Naropa University students by establishing an endowed scholarship. Gifts to an endowed scholarship fund remain untouched -- a portion of the income earned from the fund finances student scholarships. Thus, when you give an endowed scholarship, the fund will continue in perpetuity.

Through the legacy of endowed scholarships, generations of Naropa University students will be afforded the opportunity to learn in a contemplative environment where knowledge and wisdom are infused with rigorous academic studies. Learn more about endowed scholarships here.

Restricted Giving

Your gift may be restricted for a specific purpose. Perhaps you are most interested in adding new equipment to the Consciousness Laboratory for the Contemplative Psychology Program or you care deeply about the work that Naropa's Community Art Studio is doing and you want to support the purchase of art supplies. Whatever your interest, we're happy to work with you on your restricted gift, just contact the Office of Development at (303) 546-3594.


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