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Donations can be made as:

  • Grants to support key Academy program components or the Alumni Network.

  • Contributions toward NAF operations or participation in NAF's Annual Gala Dinner: In 2001, NAF held its third annual dinner honoring Hardwick Simmons, Chairman and CEO of the Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. The black tie gala event was held on November 29th at the Marriott Marquis in New York City.

  • Sponsorship of NAF's Institute for Staff Development: At the heart of NAF's Staff Development Program is the annual conference gathering over 1,500 teachers, school administrators, alumni, business partners, and government representatives. In addition to participating and/or presenting at workshops, panel discussions and the exhibit fair, sponsorship opportunities are available for corporate support.

    Please contact Robin Willig, Senior Vice President of External Relations, for further information.


Join over 1,000 companies across the nation and get involved with an Academy in your community. Many opportunities exist for you to share your time, expertise and personal support with teachers and students alike:
  • Local Advisory Board chair and/or member: Be a part of an active coalition of industry partners and educators who are charged with ensuring the quality of Academy programs through providing paid internships for students; supporting industry field trips for teachers and students; sponsoring fundraising events; developing mentoring and job shadowing experiences for students and teachers; and raising awareness of the Academy in the community.

  • Internship sponsor and/or internship supervisor: Take an active role in bringing along the next generation of industry workers and commit to providing work experiences for Academy students within your company or department.

  • Academy student mentor: Provide one-to-one career, academic and personal guidance to a young person through regular contact with an Academy student.

  • Academy activities volunteer: Share your career experiences and industry expertise with Academy students and teachers through classroom activities, job shadowing experiences, field trips and volunteer opportunities at industry trade shows and conferences.

Please contact Charlie Katz, National Director for Business Partnerships, for further information.

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