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The Northern Fund (Greatest Need)
The Northern Fund: Our Most Powerful Source of Philanthropy

One of the NIU Foundation’s most powerful sources of philanthropy comes from the Northern Fund—our unrestricted funding. This support allows us to respond to our students’ highest needs and most urgent priorities in a rapidly changing environment, while also letting us pursue new opportunities as they arise.

The Northern Fund is a powerful source of philanthropy that ensures NIU is an engine for innovation, creativity and social mobility that empowers students, faculty and staff to impact the world.  

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
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
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