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Upcoming Events


$150,000
Banks-Erickson Huskies United Participation Challenge
NIU alumnus Raymond Banks ‘86 and Eric Erickson want to see the NIU family come together for Huskies United. When 1,000 gifts are made during Huskies United, a gift of $150,000 will be unlocked into our totals to support student scholarships.
1,000 Gift Goal
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$2,500
GEICO Student Emergency Fund Challenge
GEICO cares about NIU’s future alumni and wants to encourage gifts to the Student Emergency Fund. When 50 gifts are made to the Student Emergency Fund during Huskies United, it will unlock a gift of $2,500 from GEICO. When 100 gifts are made, it will unlock an additional gift of $2,500.
50 Gift Goal
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$5,000
Dr. Vernese Edghill-Walden Challenge to Support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Dr. Vernese Edghill-Walden, wants to inspire giving to the priorities of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ADEI). When 100 people make a gift of any size to ADEI, it will unlock a gift of $5,000.
100 Gift Goal
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$1,500
CHANCE Leadership Challenge
Generous CHANCE donors have joined together to inspire others to donate to the CHANCE program during Huskies United. When 20 gifts are made to CHANCE during Huskies United, it will unlock a gift of $1,500.
20 Gift Goal
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$1,000
Brinkmann Challenge for the Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy
Smerge Endowed Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Dr. Bob Brinkmann, wants to encourage gifts to NIU’s Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy. When 10 gifts are made to the Institute, it will unlock a gift of $1,000.
10 Gift Goal
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$100
NNGO Director Challenge 1
The director of the Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies, Dr. Alicia Schatteman, wants to encourage gifts to the Center during Huskies United. When 10 gifts are received for NNGO, it unlocks a gift of $100.
10 Gift Goal
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$500
NNGO Director Challenge 2
The director of the Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies, Dr. Alicia Schatteman, wants to encourage gifts to the Center during Huskies United. When 20 gifts are received for NNGO, it unlocks a gift of $500.
20 Gift Goal
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$1,000
NNGO Director Challenge 3
The director of the Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies, Dr. Alicia Schatteman, wants to encourage gifts to the Center during Huskies United. When 30 gifts are received for NNGO, it unlocks a gift of $1,000.
30 Gift Goal
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$520
Radasanu University Honors New Donor Challenge
The director of the University Honors program, Dr. Andrea Radasanu, wants to encourage new gifts to NIU Honors. When 10 new gifts are made, it will unlock a gift of $520 to commemorate the 52nd anniversary of the University Honors Program.
10 Gift Goal
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$1,000
Rena Cotsones STEM Fest Challenge
STEM Fest Champion Rena Cotsones believes in the power of STEM to inspire and teach kids of all ages. When 10 gifts are made, a gift of $1,000 from Rena Cotsones, NIU’s Chief Engagement Officer, will be unlocked.
10 Gift Goal
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$2,500
Marilyn Bellert STEM Fest Challenge
STEM Fest Champion Marilyn Bellert believes in the power of STEM to inspire and teach kids of all ages. When 25 gifts are made, a gift of $2,500 from Marilyn Bellert, founding director of the P-20 Center and original STEM Fest advocate, will be unlocked.
25 Gift Goal
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$2,500
Anne Kaplan STEM Fest Challenge
STEM Fest Champion Anne Kaplan believes in the power of STEM to inspire and teach kids of all ages. When 50 gifts are made, a gift of $2,500 from Anne Kaplan, founding Vice President of the Division of Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development and original STEM Fest advocate, will be unlocked.
50 Gift Goal
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$700
Faculty-Staff Challenge for the Student Emergency Fund
NIU staff member Dan Pedersen is challenging NIU faculty and staff to donate to the Student Emergency Fund. When 20 faculty/staff gifts to the Student Emergency Fund are received during Huskies United, it will unlock $700.
20 Gift Goal
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$2,500
40TUDE/Student Employment Challenge
An anonymous challenge has been created to increase the impact of student employment. When 25 gifts are made to the 40TUDE project, a gift of $2,500 will be unlocked into the totals. Then, when 50 totals gifts are made, it will unlock an additional $2,500.
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