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NIU Is Thousands Strong
Together, We Are Changing the World. Together, We Are Thousands Strong.

The Thousands Strong day of giving is a time for the NIU community to come together and show our Huskie pride by supporting NIU students, scholarships, and programs.

NOW is our opportunity to show our collective strength. When the Huskie family comes together, there nothing we can't do. Together, we can move NIU forward. 

 

 

Leaderboard
NIU College Leaderboard: Gifts
See how your college is doing in overall gifts.
Rank College Gifts
1 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 334
2 College of Law 212
3 College of Business 156
4 College of Education 155
5 College of Health & Human Sciences 131
6 College of Visual & Performing Arts 70
7 College of Engineering & Engineering Technology 31
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Leaderboard
NIU College Leaderboard: Dollars
See how your college is doing in overall dollars raised.
Rank College Raised
1 College of Business $538,055.98
2 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences $152,300.03
3 College of Law $73,328.00
4 College of Education $40,907.00
5 College of Health & Human Sciences $33,610.25
6 College of Visual & Performing Arts $29,496.10
7 College of Engineering & Engineering Technology $5,040.14
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$100,000
Thousands Strong Participation Challenge
A generous and long-time NIU donor wants to encourage the Huskie family to come together during Thousands Strong. When 2,000 total gifts are made during Thousands Strong, a $100,000 gift to support innovation and strategic initiatives will be unlocked into our totals.
2,000 / 2,000 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
Jerry and Annette Johns Project Graduate Match
College of Education Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus, Dr. Jerry L. Johns, and College of Education alumna Annette L. Johns, M.S.Ed. ’77, want to inspire giving toward the College of Education’s Project Graduate. They will personally match all donations to Project Graduate, dollar-for-dollar, during Thousands Strong.
$4,935 MATCHED
Ended
$34,000
NIU Foundation Board Challenge for the Northern Fund
The NIU Foundation Board of Directors are encouraging Huskies to support one the NIU Foundation's most powerful sources of philanthropy, the Northern Fund. When 200 gifts are made to the Northern Fund, their collective gift of $34,000 will be unlocked into the Thousands Strong totals.
200 / 200 Gifts
Completed
$50,000
Wirth-Evans Challenge for the Department of History
NIU alumna Dr. Mary Wirth ’74 and Dr. Dennis Evans want to inspire gifts to the Department of History during Thousands Strong. When 100 gifts are made, their $50,000 gift to the William P. Wirth Memorial Fund in History will be added to the Day of Giving totals. This fund honors one of the department’s proud alumni and supports the needs of today’s History students.
Completed
$25,000
Lamb Challenge for Project Finish Line
When 20 gifts are made to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' Project Finish Line, $25,000 from Mark and Donna Lamb will be added to the Thousand Strong totals.
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$20,000
Webb Challenge for Computer Science
NIU Computer Science alumnus Jordan Webb ’02, M.S. ’09 and his wife Tuesday Webb want to inspire gifts to the Computer Science department. When 25 gifts are made to Computer Science, a gift of $20,000 to create a scholarship of in honor of Dr. Robert Rannie will be unlocked in the Thousands Strong totals.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$6,000
College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean's Challenge
The Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Paul Kassel, wants to inspire giving toward the college. When CVPA receives 25 total gifts during Thousands Strong, his gift of $6,000 will unlock in the college totals.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Anonymous Challenge for the College of Visual and Performing Arts
A generous donor wants to inspire gifts to the College of Visual and Performing Arts during Thousands Strong. When 50 gifts are made to any area within the college, a gift of $10,000 will unlock and support the School of Art and Design.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Black Alumni Council Challenge for the Center for Black Studies
NIU's Black Alumni Council is encouraging gifts to the Center for Black Studies during Thousands Strong. When 30 gifts are made to the Center for Black Studies, their gift of $1,000 to the Fanny Ruth Patterson Scholarship will be unlocked into the Thousands Strong totals.
30 / 30 Gifts
Completed
$20,000
Anonymous Challenge for the Leonard and Stacey Mandell Endowed Scholarship for the Study of Law
A generous donor has established the Leonard and Stacey Mandell Endowed Scholarship Fund in memory of former Associate Dean Lenny Mandell. When 50 gifts are made, a gift of $20,000 will be unlocked in order to help provide scholarship support to incoming and/or current law school students!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$2,650
CHHS Leadership Challenge
The CHHS leadership team wants to see a strong kick-off to our giving day! When 30 gifts total are made to any area in the college, it will unlock a gift of $2,650.
30 / 30 Gifts
Completed
$6,000
CHHS Momentum Challenge
An anonymous donor is offering a challenge to encourage gifts to CHHS! When 60 gifts total are made to any area in the college, it will unlock a gift of $6,000.
60 / 60 Gifts
Completed
$15,000
CHHS Achievement Challenge
An anonymous donor wants to help CHHS set a new giving day record! When 100 gifts are made to any area in the college, it will unlock a gift of $15,000.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Comcast Challenge for Public Administration-MPA
Our friends at Comcast are eager to support Public Administration's mission “to improve the quality of life for all in local communities by strengthening professional and ethical public and nonprofit management through our teaching, scholarship and community engagement.” When 50 gifts are made to any area within Public Administration, their $5,000 gift will be added to the Day of Giving totals for the department.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$500
Alberta Solfisburg Challenge
NIU Retiree and College of Education friend Alberta Solfisburg wants to start the Day of Giving off right. When COE receives its first 5 gifts from our donors, she will gift $500 to Project Graduate.
5 / 5 Gifts
Completed
$2,000
Dennis and Pat Gurney Challenge
Double College of Education alumni Dennis Gurney, M.S. Ed, '69 and Pat Gurney, B.S.Ed. ’68, M.S.Ed. ’74, want to inspire giving toward the College of Education. When COE receives 25 total gifts, they will gift $2,000 to Project Graduate.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
College of Education Dean's Challenge
The Dean of the College of Education, Dr. Laurie Elish-Piper, wants to inspire giving toward the College of Education. When COE receives 50 total gifts, she will increase the impact by gifting $2,500 to College Strategic Priorities Fund.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Sunshine Charitable Foundation/Denise Bunning Challenge
College of Education alumna Denise A. Bunning, M.S. Ed, '89 wants to inspire more people to make a positive impact on the lives of COE students. When 100 total gifts are received, her family foundation, Sunshine Charitable Foundation, will gift $10,000 into our Strategic Priorities Fund.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
Adela de la Torre Latino Honor Society Match
A generous donor will match all donations dollar-for-dollar, up to $2,000, in scholarship support for students in the Latino Resource Center's Adela de la Torre Latino Honor Society.
$545 MATCHED
Ended
$3,000
Anonymous Challenge for the Leona S. Green Diversity Initiatives Fund
When 25 gifts are made to the Leona S. Green Diversity Initiatives Fund, a gift of $3,000 will be unlocked by an anonymous donor to support all diversity initiatives including student scholarships and programming!
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Victoria Young and Mark Cordes Challenge for the Daniel S. Reynolds Scholarship Fund
When 25 gifts are made to the Daniel S. Reynolds Scholarship Fund, a gift of $2,500 will be unlocked by Victoria Young and Mark Cordes!
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$3,000
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 $3,000 will be unlocked into the totals.
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
College of Law Dean’s Challenge
When 20 gifts are made to the College of Law's Clinics, a gift of $1,000 will be unlocked by Dean Cassandra L. Hill.
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$3,975
College of Law Board of Visitors Challenge
When 20 gifts are made to the NIU Law Business Innovation Legal Clinic, a gift of $3,975 will be unlocked by the College of Law's Board of Visitors.
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$1,050
College of Law Alumni Council Challenge
When 20 gifts are made to the College of Law Dean’s Strategic Initiatives Fund, a gift of $1050 will be unlocked by the Law Alumni Council!
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
Rachowicz Challenge for University Honors
Generous alumni and champions of the University Honors Program, Earl ’73 and Cynthia Rachowicz, ’73, want to encourage gifts during Thousands Strong. They will match all donations to the University Honors Program, dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000.
$4,000 MATCHED
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$500
Barnhart Challenge for Digitizing the Northern Star
The Dean of NIU Libraries, Fred Barnhart, is encouraging gifts to support the digitization of the Northern Star. When $500 is raised toward this initiative, his gift of $500 will unlock into the Thousands Strong totals.
$500 / $500 Raised
Completed
$500
Barnhart Challenge for the Katherine Walker Library Endowment
The Dean of NIU Libraries, Fred Barnhart, is encouraging gifts to support the Katherine Walker Library Endowment. When $500 is raised toward the endowment, his gift of $500 will unlock into the Thousands Strong totals.
$500 / $500 Raised
Completed
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