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The ASU Foundation for A New American University facilitates several programs that offer Sun Devil parents not only an opportunity to give to ASU, but to become engaged in the university’s vision of a New American University. Participation in these programs offers special satisfaction to those who share a passion for advancing ASU.

President’s Club — ASU parents Dave and Fran Ryan began their ASU journey supporting student success and building a parent community. Like many SDFA members, they were inspired to elevate their involvement to include President’s Club membership. “President Crow is engaging the university’s faculty and students to strive for outcomes that benefit the community,” says Dave. “The President’s Club gives President Crow the ability to be entrepreneurial and innovative. It advances the mission of ASU by creating new partnerships and programs, which brings about exciting opportunities.” Learn more at asufoundation.org/presidentsclub.

Women & Philanthropy — this organization inspires and empowers accomplished women by providing educational, networking and philanthropic opportunities to support ASU. Enjoy camaraderie with other women who share your ASU spirit and experience the transformative power of a collective voice. “I love Women & Philanthropy because it is so engaging and enriching,” says ASU mom Stacey Chulew. “The women within the program are truly dedicated to being involved at ASU and provide huge contributions to the community through its support of educational programs.” Learn more at asufoundation.org/womenandphilanthropy.

SDFA Philanthropic Families — this nationwide network of ASU parents is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of ASU students and helping to advance ASU as an educational institution dedicated to excellence and innovation. “I am proud to be a member of Philanthropic Families,” says Annette Norton Benites, proud parent of Clint ‘14 and Cody ‘14. “I believe in ASU, so I give where my heart is — together, we can and will make a difference in the success of all Sun Devils.” Learn more at asu.edu/parentsassociation.

Presidential Engagement Programs (PEP) — PEP engages the public in current topics, highlighting how ASU discovers solutions to issues that matter most to you — health, renewable energy, economic prosperity and a skilled workforce — right here in your own backyard. What began as a grassroots engagement effort in 1998 now connects more than 1,000 community members each year with the intellectual power of a New American University. Learn more at asufoundation.org/pep.


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