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NIU Is Thousands Strong
On November 18-19, the NIU Family Showed the World that We Are Thousands Strong

During NIU's Thousands Strong Day of Giving campaign, Huskie Nation came together in an incredible way, raising over $2 million to support NIU. 

 

Thank you to everyone who made a donation to support NIU students!

 

 

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Adela de la Torre Latino Honor Society Match
A generous donor will match all donations dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000, in scholarship support for students in the Latino Resource Center's Adela de la Torre Latino Honor Society.
$6,800 MATCHED
Ended
$1,000
College of Law Dean’s Challenge
The Dean of the College of Law, Cassandra L. Hill, has offered a new challenge for alumni and friends to keep the spirit of giving going and to finish strong. With 10 additional donors, she will add $1,000 to our giving day totals.
55 / 55 Gifts
Completed
$2,000
The Eickhoff Family Veterans Scholarship Challenge
The Eickhoff family has created a special challenge to increase the impact of their scholarship for veterans. When 20 gifts are made to the Eickhoff Family Veterans Scholarship, a gift of $2,000 will be unlocked into the totals.
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Golden Hearts Challenge
A group of donors are encouraging gifts to the Golden Hearts Scholarship. When 50 gifts are made to the Golden Hearts Scholarship during the Thousands Strong Day of Giving, a $5,000 gift will be unlocked.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
College of Education Dean's Challenge
The Dean of the College of Education, Dr. Laurie Elish-Piper, wants to start the Day of Giving off right. When COE reaches 10 total donors, she will add $1,000 to our giving day totals.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Sunshine Charitable Foundation/Denise Bunning Challenge
College of Education alumna Denise A. Bunning, M.S. Ed, '89 wants to inspire giving toward the College of Education. When 50 people make a gift to support the College of Education, her family foundation, Sunshine Charitable Foundation, will gift $10,000 into our giving day totals.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$1,600
College of Law Alumni Council Challenge
The College of Law Alumni Council wants to encourage gifts to support the College of Law during Thousands Strong Day of Giving! When 10 gifts are made to any area of the College of Law, a $1,600 gift will unlock into the College of Law totals.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$5,260
College of Law Board of Visitors Challenge
The College of Law's Board of Visitors wants to encourage gifts to support the College of Law during Thousands Strong Day of Giving! When 40 gifts are made to any area of the College of Law, a $5,260 gift will unlock into the College of Law totals.
40 / 40 Gifts
Completed
$400,000
The Landgraf Thousands Strong Day of Giving Participation Challenge
NIU Foundation Board Member John ‘74, M.S. ‘75 and Anne ‘73 Landgraf want to see Huskie Nation set a new Day of Giving record. When 2,000 gifts are made during Thousands Strong: Day of Giving, a gift of $400,000 will be unlocked into the Day of Giving totals to support student scholarships.
2,000 / 2,000 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
40TUDE/Student Employment Challenge
Federico Bassetti, NIU College of Business and 40TUDE instructor has created a special challenge to increase the impact of student employment. When 50 gifts are made to the 40TUDE and JobsPLUS Student Employment project, a gift of $10,000 will directly impact student employment support and be unlocked into the totals.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$57,000
College of Business Day of Giving Challenge
An anonymous alum is challenging 100 donors to make a gift to the College of Business or one of its departments or priorities. If we pass that mark, a gift of $57,000 to the College of Business will be unlocked.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$2,800
CHHS Leadership Challenge
When the College of Health and Human Sciences reaches 25 gifts, leadership will add $2,500 to the CHHS Day of Giving totals. An additional $2,800 will be unlocked when CHHS reaches 50 gifts.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$3,500
Yvonne Johnson Challenge
When the College of Education reaches 25 gifts during Thousands Strong Day of Giving, a $3,500 gift from alumna Yvonne Johnson, '51 will unlock into the College of Education totals.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$2,000
Anonymous Challenge for Embracing Diversity Scholarship
Anonymous Challenge for Embracing Diversity Scholarship An anonymous donor to the College of Law wants to encourage gifts to the Embracing Diversity Scholarship Fund. When 10 additional gifts are made to the Embracing Diversity Scholarship Fund, an additional gift of $2,000 will be unlocked
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Victoria Young and Mark Cordes Challenge for the Daniel S. Reynolds Scholarship Fund
When 25 gifts are made to any area of the College of Law, a $5,000 gift will be made to the Daniel S. Reynolds Scholarship Fund by Victoria Young and Mark Cordes.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
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