Office of Development Giving to SFA

Student Emergency Aid Fund

  • Goal: $100,000
  • $58,471
  • 58% funded
  • 291 donors

Each year Stephen F. Austin State University students arrive to campus excited to start a new school year. However, many are unable to pay their tuition balance or purchase necessities like textbooks and school supplies. Some students have no choice but to withdraw from the university even when they owe relatively small balances. The Student Emergency Aid Fund is intended to assist students who have financial needs that cannot be remedied by other forms of assistance. When donors contribute to this fund, they have the opportunity to provide just-in-time assistance that can help students meet their goals. Thank you for supporting our students and believing in the mission of Stephen F. Austin State University.

Recurring payments

If you would like to support this project with a recurring gift, please indicate how often and how many payments we should schedule.

If you have any questions, please contact Kat Kessler Thompson:

phone: 936.468.8490
email: kathleen.thompson@sfasu.edu

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  • Dec '75 Graduate! $100 a month ago
  • Ron Kesterson $500 about 2 months ago
  • Brent Beaty $100 about 3 months ago
  • Jonathan and Jennifer Mize $100

    We loved our time at SFA, and are happy to be able to give back.…

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    about 3 months ago
  • anonymous $100 about 4 months ago
  • Richard P. White $100 about 4 months ago
  • anonymous $250

    This too shall pass ... Hang in there Jacks!

    about 4 months ago
  • Jan M $30 about 4 months ago
  • Madelon Megela $500

    You took my daughter and me into one of your dorms in August 1980 when…

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    about 4 months ago
  • Mary Chilek $100 about 4 months ago
  • John Montgomery $100 about 4 months ago
  • Anonymous '77 $100 about 4 months ago
  • anonymous $300 about 4 months ago
  • FandC — '75 & '73 $120

    Axe 'em Jacks. ——💠

    May the Lord use this as a growing time for those…

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    about 4 months ago
  • Martha Sosebee $200 about 4 months ago
  • Tom And Judy Feagins $100 about 4 months ago
  • anonymous $100 about 4 months ago
  • Curtis Duncan and Marilyn Duncan $100 about 4 months ago
  • Will Fitts '89 $1,000

    SFA was good to me and happy to give back.

    Regards, Will, class of '89

    about 4 months ago
  • Darrell Yarbrough $500 about 4 months ago
  • Andrea Hudson’79 $50 about 4 months ago
  • anonymous $50 about 4 months ago
  • BRB $100 about 4 months ago
  • anonymous $50 about 4 months ago
  • Oron & Sandra Bass $100 about 4 months ago
  • Carol Fountain $100

    Lumberjack strong!!

    about 4 months ago
  • Karen Novelli $100 about 4 months ago
  • Stephen McCarty $100 about 4 months ago
  • Teresa St.Clair Wheeler '75 $100 about 4 months ago
  • The Muckleroy’s $250 about 4 months ago
  • anonymous $150 about 4 months ago
  • anonymous $100 about 4 months ago
  • Laura Wisniewski ‘02 $100

    Axe’em Jacks 💜

    about 4 months ago
  • J. Fisher ‘97 $100

    Jacks build community and resiliency. Hang in there. You’re not alone.

    about 4 months ago
  • anonymous $300 about 4 months ago
  • AB $50

    Hope this helps!

    about 4 months ago
  • Steve & Sue Willis $100 about 4 months ago
  • Sara Michie $200 about 4 months ago
  • Danny and Yvonne Sparks $100

    Good Luck to all student Lumberjacks!

    about 4 months ago
  • Pamela S. Gray $100

    Best of luck to the students who need help with this, at this time from…

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    about 4 months ago
  • Casey and Sarah Page $100

    Please ensure that this helps a student challenged by the winter storms.

    about 4 months ago
  • anonymous $100

    Doug ‘87 & Debbie ‘86 Heydrick Please let them know we care!!! Axe Em,…

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    about 4 months ago
  • anonymous $50

    Stay strong and focused; this hardship shall pass.

    about 4 months ago
  • Mary Ann Taylor $100

    You are in my prayers.

    about 4 months ago
  • anonymous $500 about 4 months ago
  • Bob and Linda Williams $100 about 4 months ago
  • Michael Ted Haynes $100 about 4 months ago
  • John & Pam Stepczyk $100

    Jacks all the way!

    about 4 months ago
  • Jim and Mary Neal $100 about 4 months ago
  • anonymous $100

    Please ensure that this helps a student challenged by the winter storms.

    about 4 months ago
  • anonymous $20 about 4 months ago
  • Robert Payne $200 about 4 months ago
  • anonymous $100 about 4 months ago
  • anonymous $50 about 4 months ago
  • Lance $250 about 4 months ago
  • anonymous $100 about 4 months ago
  • anonymous $100

    Good luck! Hang in there.

    about 4 months ago
  • Steve Chandler $50 about 4 months ago
  • Matt & Joanna Wines $100 about 4 months ago
  • Jim & Chris Berry $250

    Hang in their Jacks!

    about 4 months ago
  • Tony & Katie Both $100

    Jacks help Jacks!

    about 4 months ago
  • Mathews family $100

    ‘92 graduates wanting to help.

    about 4 months ago
  • Katy Clement Rendon $100

    Class of 82 and will always help out a Lumberjack in need! Axe Em!

    about 4 months ago
  • Josephine Wise $50 about 4 months ago
  • Catherine Yvonne Anderson ‘94 $100

    I am proud to contribute to the Student Emergency Aid Fund. Please take care and…

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    about 4 months ago
  • Dooey Nohe $250 about 4 months ago
  • anonymous $100

    My SFA degree has served me well. I hope this helps.

    about 4 months ago
  • James Graham $25 about 4 months ago
  • Samantha G Williams $100 about 4 months ago
  • Angie Duke $100

    Glad to be able to assist students in need. Axe'em Jacks!! Alum '91.

    about 4 months ago
  • Brenda Guyton $100

    I am grateful for my fond memories at SFA and want to help other students…

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    about 4 months ago
  • Judy L. Harmon '75 $100

    Be encouraged there are many wishing for each student's success scholastically but also for great…

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    about 4 months ago
  • anonymous $300

    Proud to help out students in need.

    about 4 months ago
  • Ron Kesterson $500 about 5 months ago
  • Ronald Smith $90

    My colleagues on the SFA Counseling Services staff hear many stories of need by our…

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    about 6 months ago
  • Liane Stevens $100 about 6 months ago
  • Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Rusche Foundation $15,000 about 6 months ago
  • anonymous $100 about 7 months ago
  • CYNTHIA HAMILTON $1,000

    I owe those who helped me more than thirty years ago., so help the working…

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    about 7 months ago
  • anonymous $25 about 7 months ago
  • anonymous $500 about 7 months ago
  • Hannah S $25 about 7 months ago
  • Sue Ann Murff $100 about 7 months ago
  • Tom Bartley $5,000 about 7 months ago
  • anonymous $25 about 7 months ago
  • anonymous $100 about 7 months ago
  • Katrina $250 about 7 months ago
  • anonymous $200 about 7 months ago
  • Zahn family $100

    In loving memory of Matthew Nelson💜

    about 7 months ago
  • Jenn Winston $100 about 7 months ago
  • Lori Fogleman $250 about 7 months ago
  • VIRGEL E. HORN, Jr $250

    SFA helped me embark on a very rewarding career and I appreciate the opportunity to…

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    about 7 months ago
  • Anonymous $50 about 7 months ago
  • Donna Lynne Reasoner $30 about 7 months ago
  • Howell Wright $100 about 7 months ago
  • Donna and Dave Stewart $500 about 7 months ago
  • Tim & Pam Chatagnier $500 about 7 months ago
  • anonymous $25 about 7 months ago
  • Jim and Karen Grunert $100 about 7 months ago
  • anonymous $100 about 7 months ago
  • Lea Ann Gilbert $20 about 7 months ago
  • anonymous $50

    Happy to help out.

    These current students make me proud every time…

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    about 7 months ago
  • Lorna Ellis $250

    Every Lumberjack needs the opportunity to be successful!

    about 7 months ago
  • anonymous $250

    When I got to my sophomore year at SFASU I did not know how I…

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    about 7 months ago
  • Jill Milem $50 about 7 months ago
  • anonymous $250 about 7 months ago
  • Eman0N $100 about 7 months ago
  • Robert S Hansen $20 about 7 months ago
  • WALTER DE LA CRUZ $25

    Axe Em!

    about 7 months ago
  • SCOTT and NORMA TAYLOR $150 about 7 months ago
  • anonymous $100

    Always happy to help my fellow Jacks.

    about 7 months ago
  • MIKE RIGLER $250

    To honor Robert Smith, Ricky Murff, Cecil Roach

    about 7 months ago
  • Kory Blandford $10 about 7 months ago
  • anonymous $25

    As a forever Lumberjack, this is a great opportunity to give back. :)

    about 7 months ago
  • R Fraga $25 about 7 months ago
  • anonymous $100 about 7 months ago
  • Elizabeth Vaughan $100 about 7 months ago
  • Joe P Johnson $100

    Peggy and I met at SFA. We were in the Pine Burs and Sawyers respectively.…

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    about 7 months ago
  • Alan and Kim Jones $500 about 7 months ago
  • Maikol Garcia $10 about 7 months ago
  • The Gallagher Family (Sarah, Matt, Theo, and Ben) $10 about 7 months ago
  • Mary Nelle Brunson $500

    ...One Lumberjack at a time. Axe’em!!

    about 7 months ago
  • LaCresha Lamb $25

    AXE 'EM JACKS!

    about 7 months ago
  • phillip jackson $25 about 7 months ago
  • Hammelman Family $50 about 7 months ago
  • anonymous $50 about 7 months ago
  • anonymous $20 about 7 months ago
  • Patty Berthot $50

    Axe’Em Jacks!

    about 7 months ago
  • Amber Wagnon $10 about 7 months ago
  • anonymous $50 about 7 months ago
  • Glenn and Mona Bricken $250 about 7 months ago
  • Adam Peck $23

    I see first-hand the good this fund does in helping SFA students achieve their dream…

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    about 7 months ago
  • The Kesslers $100 about 7 months ago
  • Lans Ireson $100 about 7 months ago
  • Steve & Dayna Westbrook $500

    Proud that SFA challenges minds and changes lives - one Lumberjack at a time! …

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    about 7 months ago
  • anonymous $10 about 7 months ago
  • Christine B. $15 about 7 months ago
  • John Barrar $150

    Axe Em!

    about 7 months ago
  • anonymous $5 about 7 months ago
  • anonymous $50 about 7 months ago
  • anonymous $100 about 7 months ago
  • anonymous $25 about 7 months ago
  • anonymous $250

    Thankful for all my time at SFA. Jacks supporting Jacks--it is what we do!

    about 7 months ago
  • Andrew matthews $100

    Do yall have things you sell and I bought a lamp one time that said…

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    about 7 months ago
  • Judy A Abbott $100 about 7 months ago
  • George Barham IV $250

    I am so grateful so SFA and challenge others to give generously. Go Jacks!

    about 7 months ago
  • Scott Gordon $200 about 7 months ago
  • RMG II $5

    Lumberjack nation! Proud member living in Colorado Springs 🙌

    about 7 months ago
  • Laura Turner $75 about 7 months ago
  • Ronald J. Smith $80

    2020 has been a challenging year for everyone. Hang in there and Axe…

    read more
    about 7 months ago
  • anonymous $200 about 7 months ago
  • anonymous $50 about 7 months ago
  • Tom Van Orman $250

    Thank you for the opportunity to support the students. I had a fantastic experience…

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    about 7 months ago
  • Cindy Wofford $100 about 7 months ago
  • anonymous $40 about 7 months ago
  • anonymous $100 about 7 months ago
  • Gina Harden $100 about 7 months ago
  • anonymous $50 about 7 months ago
  • Judy L. Harmon '75 $100

    Praying for all our SFASU students heading home for the holidays - to stay smart…

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    about 7 months ago
  • Ron Kesterson $500

    In honor of Shirley and Bob Sitton and Heather and Scott Allen--my Nac heroes!

    about 8 months ago
  • David Mc. $100

    Years ago I found myself in this situation and if someone hadn't helped me at…

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    about 8 months ago
  • anonymous $250 about 9 months ago
  • Becky Teems $200 about 9 months ago
  • anonymous $100 about 9 months ago
  • Andrew Marlow $500

    Go Jacks

    about 9 months ago
  • anonymous $50 about 10 months ago
  • Jeff and Judi Kruwell $100 about 10 months ago
  • Carol Fountain $100

    It's all about the students!!

    about 10 months ago
  • Emily Troyer $50 about 10 months ago
  • anonymous $10 about 10 months ago
  • anonymous $10 about 10 months ago
  • Troy Davis $100 about 10 months ago
  • Sue J $20 about 10 months ago
  • Scarleth Lopez $20 about 10 months ago
  • anonymous $10 about 10 months ago
  • Pavlosky Family $50

    In honor of our Senior Nursing Lumberjack, Mara Pavlosky. For the Student Emergency Aid Fund.

    about 10 months ago
  • Alyssa and Kyle Foley $20 about 10 months ago
  • Katie Bosma $10 about 10 months ago
  • Karen Guenther $600

    I teach at a college similar to SFA, and I wouldn't be where I am…

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    about 10 months ago
  • Raquel Skidmore $100

    I have personally witnessed how the Student Emergency Aid Fund (SEAF) has allowed so many…

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    about 10 months ago
  • anonymous $50 about 10 months ago
  • Adrienne Loper $100

    SFA is a wonderful place for our son! We are so glad he is…

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    about 10 months ago
  • anonymous $50 about 10 months ago
  • anonymous $15

    I pray this money will provide comfort to those struggling with financial needs at this…

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    about 10 months ago
  • Sonja Hendry-Witt $100

    All for one and one for all! Go Jacks!

    about 10 months ago
  • Jill Carrington $200 about 10 months ago
  • Kimberly Jones $25

    Happy to help in some small way. I remember what it is like to…

    read more
    about 10 months ago
  • anonymous $25

    I see so many students struggling with textbooks. I try to help in any way…

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    about 10 months ago
  • anonymous $50 about 10 months ago
  • Aimee Pecina $120

    Lumberjacks gotta stick together!

    about 10 months ago
  • anonymous $100

    So proud of all SFASU students during these challenging times! You will be stronger…

    read more
    about 11 months ago
  • anonymous $100

    I can confidently say I would not be the person I am today had it…

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    a year ago
  • anonymous $100 a year ago
  • Chris & Felicity Sumner $100

    Both proud Lumberjack alumni. Hoping our daughter will attend there next year.

    a year ago
  • Jo Ann Champion $50 a year ago
  • Adam and Michele Peck $100

    Thank you to everyone who is contributing to this fund!

    more than a year ago
  • Matthew and Julie Reynolds $50 more than a year ago
  • Sarah Allen, student $25 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $250 more than a year ago
  • Lenee and Jeff McDonald $50 more than a year ago
  • Karen Guenther $500 more than a year ago
  • Colleen and Gary Lingle $100 more than a year ago
  • Judy L. Harmon $100

    Kudos to students holding onto their dreams while living through this time in history! …

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    more than a year ago
  • Ronald J. Smith $100 more than a year ago
  • Liane Stevens $100 more than a year ago
  • The Heberts $400

    SFA has cared deeply about our daughter's college education and finishing a goal she started…

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    more than a year ago
  • anonymous $1,000 more than a year ago
  • Lisa $20

    From Jake's Mom

    more than a year ago
  • anonymous $25 more than a year ago
  • Candace Mackie $10

    Axe’ em Jacks!!! I’m a proud alumni and grateful for everything SFA did to me!

    more than a year ago
  • TP $100

    Proud alumni Praying for our students, faculty and staff. Axe’em.

    more than a year ago
  • Carol Fountain $100

    We love our Lumberjacks!!

    more than a year ago
  • Koren Dalsing Bowie ‘86 $50 more than a year ago
  • Gina Harden $100 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $25 more than a year ago
  • Ann Carroll $100 more than a year ago
  • Kenny and Geralyn Franklin $250 more than a year ago
  • Paula Miller $100 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $5 more than a year ago
  • Amy Watkins $250

    Thank you for a wonderful college experience for our son, Sean Hurst. 💜

    more than a year ago
  • Ronald J. Smith $75 more than a year ago
  • Natasha Drake $25 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $20 more than a year ago
  • LaCresha Lamb '03 $100

    Axe 'em Jacks!

    more than a year ago
  • Vona & Klip Morefield $250

    Proud to help SFA students during this difficult time.

    more than a year ago
  • Kt $50 more than a year ago
  • Sue Ann Murff $100 more than a year ago
  • Judy Harmon '75 $100

    Praying for all our students, faculty, and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Proud of…

    read more
    more than a year ago
  • Kristen Marshall $25 more than a year ago
  • Tina Ware $100

    Axe'em Jacks! My Bachelors and Masters are both from SFA. I consider it an…

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    more than a year ago
  • JoAnna Semander Nicolaou $100 more than a year ago
  • Carolyn Hardy $100 more than a year ago
  • Walter Ford $100

    Class of 1969

    more than a year ago
  • Ron Kesterson $500

    In honor of my good friend, and SFA Ambassador extraordinaire, Scott Allen, and his lovely…

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    more than a year ago
  • anonymous $100 more than a year ago
  • David Glazer $100

    I am happy to help my fellow Lumberjacks!

    more than a year ago
  • anonymous $100

    I am a graduate of '73. I was a veteran and attending SFA. Many times…

    read more
    more than a year ago
  • Gordon C Graham $100

    My late wife and I meet at SFA. We both have a bachelor's degree from…

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    more than a year ago
  • Scroggins Family $100 more than a year ago
  • Cheryl Nowlin $100

    A great opportunity to help current students! Axe Em Jacks! Stay strong!

    more than a year ago
  • Nancy Brown Malone $50

    I graduated in 1972. I will always be a proud Lumberjack!

    more than a year ago
  • Kimberly Jones $25 more than a year ago
  • GW and Deb Scott $100 more than a year ago
  • Lans Ireson $100 more than a year ago
  • Clare Denhollem $25 more than a year ago
  • Kay Guice $50

    Axe ‘ Em

    more than a year ago
  • anonymous $10 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $50 more than a year ago
  • Isaac Niedrauer $300 more than a year ago
  • Sam Singletary $100

    Stay strong, Jacks 💜🤍

    more than a year ago
  • Nathaniel B $20

    Cause we all bleed purple and white. Also happy belated Dr. Peck

    more than a year ago
  • Fraga $100 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $25

    Axe ‘Em Jacks

    more than a year ago
  • Anonymous $25

    💜

    more than a year ago
  • Amanda and Jacob Rivas $100

    Axe em Jacks!

    more than a year ago
  • Anonymous $20

    United we stand. 💜 Axe em Jacks.

    more than a year ago
  • Kelly Clark $250

    Axe'em Jacks!!

    more than a year ago
  • Marsha Peck $50

    A great cause to celebrate the birth of a great man.

    more than a year ago
  • Another Lumberjack $100 more than a year ago
  • Charlotte Allen $100 more than a year ago
  • Brett & Carrie $250

    This is a gift in the name of Dr. Adam Peck. He is a true…

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    more than a year ago
  • anonymous $25 more than a year ago
  • Chaunsea Keller $250 more than a year ago
  • Aimee Pecina $5

    For Dr. Peck (:

    more than a year ago
  • Peyton & Marla Williams $100 more than a year ago
  • Barbara DeWitt $500 more than a year ago
  • Chris and Tiffany Rivers $100 more than a year ago
  • Laura Turner $50 more than a year ago
  • Jeff and Amy Roquemore $25

    Happy to help this great cause! Axe 'em!

    more than a year ago
  • Hammelman Family $50

    This is a wonderful way to help students become graduates!

    more than a year ago
  • Jennifer Newquist $10 more than a year ago
  • Jordan Jefferys $100 more than a year ago
  • Ronald J. Smith $250

    I was fortunate to have adequate financial support both as an undergraduate and as a…

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    more than a year ago
  • anonymous $10

    I was a student at SFA and I know what it’s like to struggle for…

    read more
    more than a year ago
  • John and Amanda Pruit $50

    Making great lumberjacks!

    more than a year ago
  • Danette Mozisek $500 more than a year ago
  • Ryan Ivey $100 more than a year ago
  • Anthony Espinoza $20 more than a year ago
  • Jerron, Heather, & Olivia Howell $50 more than a year ago
  • Ron Hunt '91, '94 $50

    A great "rainy day fund" to help a student who would otherwise have to withdraw…

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    more than a year ago
  • Avery H. $20

    I know how difficult it can be to stay afloat during college. This fund will…

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    more than a year ago
  • Shea Roll $23 more than a year ago
  • CMC and CRC $20

    Here you go!

    more than a year ago
  • Judy L. Harmon '75 $100

    Received a mailing this week about this fund. Thanks for letting us know how…

    read more
    more than a year ago
  • Sue Johnson $30 more than a year ago
  • Pat Spence $100

    One of the things I miss the most about not being on campus is missing…

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    more than a year ago
  • anonymous $100 more than a year ago
  • Adam Peck $50

    ...one Lumberjack at a time!

    more than a year ago
  • April and Tommy Smith $25

    Lumberjacks help Lumberjacks!

    more than a year ago
  • Steve & Dayna Westbrook $1,000

    Our gift honors our parents - who were always the "wind underneath our wings" when…

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    more than a year ago
  • Jordan Jefferys $100

    A small donation to a worthy cause.

    more than a year ago