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Come to an NPC Friends & Family board meeting. We meet ten months a year!
All are welcome! Simply contact Executive Director Betsyann Wilson at  to learn how to join live from a different campus or center each month - locations are announced at this site, one week prior to each meeting date. You can also request a Zoom link.
Our next meeting meeting is Monday, August 28th at 3:30 p.m. MST at the NPC White Mountain Campus, or on Zoom.  Learn more about our meetings on the About Us page!

Arizona Gives Day 2023!

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Here is what you helped us accomplish this year, our second as a mid-sized nonprofit!

  • We brought in a total of $33,358.00 from 84 unique donations! Our friend Chris Corbin of The House provided the promised $6000.00 match, which really helped us stay strong on the leader board! He’s an amazing friend to our White Mountain Communities!

  • We finished in SECOND Place in the category of Most Dollars Raised – Mid-Sized Nonprofits – All Organizations, which carries a Performance Prize of an additional $4,500.00 for scholarships! Extra thing to be proud of: We finished in 13th place among ALL 875 nonprofits across Arizona that participated in AZ Gives Day!

  • The Taking Flight Scholarship in Memory of Dr. Eric B. Henderson received over $9,667.00 in donations!

  • We had a goal of raising $8000.00 to provide four $2000 scholarships for students in the new Bachelor of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education – We raised $4,749.00, the balance of which will be provided by a grant from an anonymous benefactor, assuring we have the total of $8000.00 to support the first cadre of students in this new program!

  • Particularly wonderful, the Martin Lucas Memorial Scholarship, established last August, brought in $3,618.00, reminding our friend and former colleague that she and her husband of 50+ years are still in our hearts.


With your help, NPC students won big!!!!

2022 Chain Smokin' for Scholarships Disc Golf Tournament!

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A PDGA-sanctioned, C-Tier Pro-Am disc golf tournament on Saturday, June 25 at the Four Seasons course in Snowflake will help NPC Friends and Family provide scholarships for Northland Pioneer College US military veteran students.


NPC Friends and Family has partnered with the City of Snowflake and the City of Taylor to not only generate scholarship funds but to raise awareness of the beautiful Four Seasons course, which shares the grounds with the Snowflake Municipal Golf Course, and increase interest in a wholesome, outdoor sport that can be enjoyed by the whole family for a nominal cost. Spectators are welcome to come and see what the sport of disc golf is all about!

Disc Golf Hall of Famer Dan Ginnelly, and “Snowflake” Steve Johnston, two pioneers of the sport, co-designed the Four Seasons course. Johnston will serve with Wilson as Co-Tournament Director.

Registration, $60 for amateur and $70 for professionals, provides lunch, two rounds of tournament action (morning and afternoon) and a gift bag complete with a new disc, tee shirt, hat and sunscreen. There will be categories for both men and women, pro and amateur players, as well as youths. The players in the pro division will play for a half-cash payback for the top third in each category, plus the additional cash purse of $2,000.00 provided by the cities of Snowflake and Taylor.

Pedal the Petrified - 2023

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Please join me and 250 bicyclists from around the country to Pedal the Petrified! This non-competitive tour of the beautiful Petrified Forest National Park takes place on Saturday, September 30, 2023, with a pre-ride check-in event on Friday, September 29 at the Northland Pioneer College Painted Desert Campus in Holbrook.

Riders can choose a 50 km, one-way journey, and be shuttled back to the ride start, or they can challenge themselves to a 100 km round trip. Water and healthy snacks are provided at support stops throughout the ride route. 

Full details can be found by clicking the button below. Join us for a truly unique, destination experience at Pedal the Petrified, and help raise scholarships for the amazing students of Northland Pioneer College!

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