A Focus on Philanthropy

At the heart of Sonoran University of Health Sciences is a community working hard to make a difference. Since 1993, our students, faculty and staff have been advancing health sciences both locally in Arizona and nationally. Along with providing quality education and exceptional research programs, Sonoran University also encourages community outreach and access to care for all.

By supporting Sonoran University, you are helping shape the future of medicine and educating tomorrow’s healthcare leaders today. Please join us in making a difference for the future of medicine.

Donor Spotlight

“I think we can be the pillars of change. Not just for medicine or for agriculture but the pillars of change for global health and global happiness.”

Ric Scalzo, Founder and Former CEO of Gaia Herbs

Ric made one of the largest and the most important philanthropic gifts in the history of the naturopathic profession. Hear why he chose Sonoran University for this impactful gift.

More Ways to Give

There are a number of ways you can support Sonoran University of Health Sciences. From general gifts that sustain the University with versatility and flexibility, to scholarship fund endowment and legacy giving that ensure future generations have access to the rigors and rewards of an Sonoran University education, find the way that’s right for you by contacting our Development Department.

Unique Ways to Support Sonoran

Employer Matching Gifts

Click here to see if your employer will match your gift! If your employer is not listed or does not currently match gifts and you’d like information on how they can begin that process, please contact the Development Department at

Please note: this list is a combination from multiple sources. We try to keep it as up to date as possible but if you notice a company is incorrectly listed or should be added please email the address above.

Fry’s Rewards Program

Give back to Sonoran University while buying groceries! When you sign up for Fry’s Community Rewards, Fry’s Food will donate to Sonoran every time you shop. Just click here and follow the simple steps below to set up your account, then use your VIP card when you shop at Fry’s and Sonoran University will automatically benefit.

  • Create an account and add your VIP number or create a new one.
  • Click “My Account”, find Community Rewards and then select enroll.
  • Search for Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (16381) and select as your charity.
  • Use your VIP card when you shop at Fry’s and Sonoran University will automatically benefit.

Additional Information

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

  1. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  3. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
  4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  5. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
  6. To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
  10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

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