Ways to Support Au Sable

Au Sable’s efforts to educate students to be good stewards of God’s world depends on the support of our wider Au Sable community.  By becoming a contributing member of our community, you make it possible for future generations of students to get the training they need to preserve, sustain, and restore this beautiful world God has entrusted to us. Here are some of the ways you can help:

Make an online gift to help make the Au Sable a better place.
It’s simple, fast, and easy. You can help improve Au Sable by supporting student scholarships and programs, providing needed upgrades and repairs to our facilities, and enhancing our successful summer research program. Just go to our secure site and enter your information.

Mail your gift of any amount for any purpose you specify.
Your gift will be gratefully received at Au Sable Institute (7526 Sunset Trail NE, Mancelona, MI 49659). We will send you a receipt with our thanks for your support.

Create or contribute to a scholarship.
A scholarship is a meaningful way for you to help close the gap between what a student can afford to pay for Au Sable courses and the actual cost. Your gift of a scholarship will not only encourage students in a career in environmental science but also provide a way to remember or honor someone who has been important in your life. For more information on establishing a scholarship or contributing to an existing scholarship, contact Dave Mahan at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Talk to your employer about a Matching Gift.
Matching gifts increase your giving power. Many employers have matching gift programs that contribute the same amount as its employees. If you are interested in learning more contact your Human Resources Director.

Ask your church to hold an offering.
Church offerings are a wonderful way for the wider church community to support and cultivate creation care by supporting Au Sable’s work to teach students about caring for God’s world.  If you are interested in holding a church offering on our behalf, contact Fred Van Dyke at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Au Sable needs helping hands and willing hearts to spend a day or more working on site. Seasonal volunteers are a special part of the life of Au Sable. If you have an interest in becoming involved with Au Sable through volunteering, contact Shirley Shane at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Pray for the students, faculty and staff who make up the Au Sable community.
As people of faith, we are called to pray without ceasing. Your daily prayers for guidance for the faculty, staff and students at Au Sable are invaluable. If you would like to receive an email about current prayer needs, please contact Shirley Shane at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
For more information about how you can become an active part of the Au Sable family, please contact our office at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and we will respond promptly.