Office of Development Giving to SFA

Student Emergency Aid Fund

  • Goal: $100,000
  • $62,639
  • 63% funded
  • 306 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 questions, please contact an SFA Development Officer at 936.468.5406 or email us at givetosfa@sfasu.edu.

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  • Beth walker Haley $25

    Ax em with LOVE!!!

    about 2 months ago
  • Steve & Dayna Westbrook $1,000

    ...one Lumberjack at a time! Axe'em!

    about 4 months ago
  • anonymous $900 more than a year ago
  • Raquel and Gary Skidmore $100

    So much fun!

    more than a year ago
  • Alton & Anissa Frailey $300

    Stay strong Jacks! Lots of Love from the DOF AXE’EM

    more than a year ago
  • David & Nicole Alders $100

    This was such a fun event!

    more than a year ago
  • Damon & Jamie Derrick $123 more than a year ago
  • Ryan and Kelley Ivey $100

    The Deacon of Funk is my hero!

    more than a year ago
  • Scott and Sherri Gordon $500

    Love our Lumberjacks!!!

    more than a year ago
  • anonymous $20 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $50 more than a year ago
  • Jenn Winston $500

    I love SFA and the Deacon of Funk.

    more than a year ago
  • Dr Kacee Garner & Graham Garner $100 more than a year ago
  • James D Mize 84 & Lisa R Mize 85 $250 more than a year ago
  • '75 Alumni $100

    Stay strong Lumberjacks! Even if times get tough, the Lord loves you and has…

    read more
    more than a year ago
  • Dec '75 Graduate! $100 more than a year ago
  • Ron Kesterson $500 more than a year ago
  • Brent Beaty $100 more than a year 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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    more than a year ago
  • anonymous $100 more than a year ago
  • Richard P. White $100 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $250

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

    more than a year ago
  • Jan M $30 more than a year ago
  • Madelon Megela $500

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

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    more than a year ago
  • Mary Chilek $100 more than a year ago
  • John Montgomery $100 more than a year ago
  • Anonymous '77 $100 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $300 more than a year ago
  • FandC — '75 & '73 $120

    Axe 'em Jacks. ——💠

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

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    more than a year ago
  • Martha Sosebee $200 more than a year ago
  • Tom And Judy Feagins $100 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $100 more than a year ago
  • Curtis Duncan and Marilyn Duncan $100 more than a year ago
  • Will Fitts '89 $1,000

    SFA was good to me and happy to give back.

    Regards, Will, class of '89

    more than a year ago
  • Darrell Yarbrough $500 more than a year ago
  • Andrea Hudson’79 $50 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $50 more than a year ago
  • BRB $100 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $50 more than a year ago
  • Oron & Sandra Bass $100 more than a year ago
  • Carol Fountain $100

    Lumberjack strong!!

    more than a year ago
  • Karen Novelli $100 more than a year ago
  • Stephen McCarty $100 more than a year ago
  • Teresa St.Clair Wheeler '75 $100 more than a year ago
  • The Muckleroy’s $250 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $150 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $100 more than a year ago
  • Laura Wisniewski ‘02 $100

    Axe’em Jacks 💜

    more than a year ago
  • J. Fisher ‘97 $100

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

    more than a year ago
  • anonymous $300 more than a year ago
  • AB $50

    Hope this helps!

    more than a year ago
  • Steve & Sue Willis $100 more than a year ago
  • Sara Michie $200 more than a year ago
  • Danny and Yvonne Sparks $100

    Good Luck to all student Lumberjacks!

    more than a year ago
  • Pamela S. Gray $100

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

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    more than a year ago
  • Casey and Sarah Page $100

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

    more than a year ago
  • anonymous $100

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

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    more than a year ago
  • anonymous $50

    Stay strong and focused; this hardship shall pass.

    more than a year ago
  • Mary Ann Taylor $100

    You are in my prayers.

    more than a year ago
  • anonymous $500 more than a year ago
  • Bob and Linda Williams $100 more than a year ago
  • Michael Ted Haynes $100 more than a year ago
  • John & Pam Stepczyk $100

    Jacks all the way!

    more than a year ago
  • Jim and Mary Neal $100 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $100

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

    more than a year ago
  • anonymous $20 more than a year ago
  • Robert Payne $200 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $100 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $50 more than a year ago
  • Lance $250 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $100 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $100

    Good luck! Hang in there.

    more than a year ago
  • Steve Chandler $50 more than a year ago
  • Matt & Joanna Wines $100 more than a year ago
  • Jim & Chris Berry $250

    Hang in their Jacks!

    more than a year ago
  • Tony & Katie Both $100

    Jacks help Jacks!

    more than a year ago
  • Mathews family $100

    ‘92 graduates wanting to help.

    more than a year ago
  • Katy Clement Rendon $100

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

    more than a year ago
  • Josephine Wise $50 more than a year 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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    more than a year ago
  • Dooey Nohe $250 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $100

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

    more than a year ago
  • James Graham $25 more than a year ago
  • Samantha G Williams $100 more than a year ago
  • Angie Duke $100

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

    more than a year ago
  • Brenda Guyton $100

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

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

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

    read more
    more than a year ago
  • anonymous $300

    Proud to help out students in need.

    more than a year ago
  • Ron Kesterson $500 more than a year ago
  • Ronald Smith $90

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

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    more than a year ago
  • Liane Stevens $100 more than a year ago
  • Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Rusche Foundation $15,000 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $100 more than a year ago
  • CYNTHIA HAMILTON $1,000

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

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    more than a year ago
  • anonymous $25 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $500 more than a year ago
  • Hannah S $25 more than a year ago
  • Sue Ann Murff $100 more than a year ago
  • Tom Bartley $5,000 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $25 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $100 more than a year ago
  • Katrina $250 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $200 more than a year ago
  • Zahn family $100

    In loving memory of Matthew Nelson💜

    more than a year ago
  • Jenn Winston $100 more than a year ago
  • Lori Fogleman $250 more than a year 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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    more than a year ago
  • Anonymous $50 more than a year ago
  • Donna Lynne Reasoner $30 more than a year ago
  • Howell Wright $100 more than a year ago
  • Donna and Dave Stewart $500 more than a year ago
  • Tim & Pam Chatagnier $500 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $25 more than a year ago
  • Jim and Karen Grunert $100 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $100 more than a year ago
  • Lea Ann Gilbert $20 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $50

    Happy to help out.

    These current students make me proud every time…

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    more than a year ago
  • Lorna Ellis $250

    Every Lumberjack needs the opportunity to be successful!

    more than a year ago
  • anonymous $250

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

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    more than a year ago
  • Jill Milem $50 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $250 more than a year ago
  • Eman0N $100 more than a year ago
  • Robert S Hansen $20 more than a year ago
  • WALTER DE LA CRUZ $25

    Axe Em!

    more than a year ago
  • SCOTT and NORMA TAYLOR $150 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $100

    Always happy to help my fellow Jacks.

    more than a year ago
  • MIKE RIGLER $250

    To honor Robert Smith, Ricky Murff, Cecil Roach

    more than a year ago
  • Kory Blandford $10 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $25

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

    more than a year ago
  • R Fraga $25 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $100 more than a year ago
  • Elizabeth Vaughan $100 more than a year ago
  • Joe P Johnson $100

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

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    more than a year ago
  • Alan and Kim Jones $500 more than a year ago
  • Maikol Garcia $10 more than a year ago
  • The Gallagher Family (Sarah, Matt, Theo, and Ben) $10 more than a year ago
  • Mary Nelle Brunson $500

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

    more than a year ago
  • LaCresha Lamb $25

    AXE 'EM JACKS!

    more than a year ago
  • phillip jackson $25 more than a year ago
  • Hammelman Family $50 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $50 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $20 more than a year ago
  • Patty Berthot $50

    Axe’Em Jacks!

    more than a year ago
  • Amber Wagnon $10 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $50 more than a year ago
  • Glenn and Mona Bricken $250 more than a year ago
  • Adam Peck $23

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

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    more than a year ago
  • The Kesslers $100 more than a year ago
  • Lans Ireson $100 more than a year ago
  • Steve & Dayna Westbrook $500

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

    read more
    more than a year ago
  • anonymous $10 more than a year ago
  • Christine B. $15 more than a year ago
  • John Barrar $150

    Axe Em!

    more than a year ago
  • anonymous $5 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $50 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $100 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $25 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $250

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

    more than a year ago
  • Andrew matthews $100

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

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    more than a year ago
  • Judy A Abbott $100 more than a year ago
  • George Barham IV $250

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

    more than a year ago
  • Scott Gordon $200 more than a year ago
  • RMG II $5

    Lumberjack nation! Proud member living in Colorado Springs 🙌

    more than a year ago
  • Laura Turner $75 more than a year ago
  • Ronald J. Smith $80

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

    read more
    more than a year ago
  • anonymous $200 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $50 more than a year ago
  • Tom Van Orman $250

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

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    more than a year ago
  • Cindy Wofford $100 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $40 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $100 more than a year ago
  • Gina Harden $100 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $50 more than a year ago
  • Judy L. Harmon '75 $100

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

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    more than a year ago
  • Ron Kesterson $500

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

    more than a year ago
  • David Mc. $100

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

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    more than a year ago
  • anonymous $250 more than a year ago
  • Becky Teems $200 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $100 more than a year ago
  • Andrew Marlow $500

    Go Jacks

    more than a year ago
  • anonymous $50 more than a year ago
  • Jeff and Judi Kruwell $100 more than a year ago
  • Carol Fountain $100

    It's all about the students!!

    more than a year ago
  • Emily Troyer $50 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $10 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $10 more than a year ago
  • Troy Davis $100 more than a year ago
  • Sue J $20 more than a year ago
  • Scarleth Lopez $20 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $10 more than a year ago
  • Pavlosky Family $50

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

    more than a year ago
  • Alyssa and Kyle Foley $20 more than a year ago
  • Katie Bosma $10 more than a year ago
  • Karen Guenther $600

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

    read more
    more than a year ago
  • Raquel Skidmore $100

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

    read more
    more than a year ago
  • anonymous $50 more than a year ago
  • Adrienne Loper $100

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

    read more
    more than a year ago
  • anonymous $50 more than a year ago
  • anonymous $15

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

    read more
    more than a year ago
  • Sonja Hendry-Witt $100

    All for one and one for all! Go Jacks!

    more than a year ago
  • Jill Carrington $200 more than a year ago
  • Kimberly Jones $25

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

    read more
    more than a year ago
  • anonymous $25

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

    read more
    more than a year ago
  • anonymous $50 more than a year ago
  • Aimee Pecina $120

    Lumberjacks gotta stick together!

    more than a year ago
  • anonymous $100

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

    read more
    more than a year ago
  • anonymous $100

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

    read more
    more than a year ago
  • anonymous $100 more than a year ago
  • Chris & Felicity Sumner $100

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

    more than a year ago
  • Jo Ann Champion $50 more than 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…

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    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