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#GivingTuesdayNIU beats fundraising goal by 91 percent

December 6, 2016

Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of NIU alumni, donors, friends, parents, faculty and staff, #GivingTuesdayNIU was an unprecedented success!


Our community rallied around NIU, the colleges, and athletics – and with the final results in – we are proud to report we raised $114,863 from 272 donors. We were able to surpass our dollar and donor goals by 91% and 36% respectively.

The President’s Cabinet kicked things off on #GivingTuesdayNIU with a gift of $7,100 to the university’s unrestricted top priorities fund. Also getting involved were the deans of the seven colleges. Each dean challenged new donors to give on #GivingTuesday and matched their donations up to $1,000.

New this year as part of the #GivingTuesdayNIU campaign, was a competition among the colleges to see which college could get the most donations. The competition was fierce and it came down to the wire to see who would win the $8,000 challenge gift. In the end, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences beat out the College of Business by three donations. Congratulations to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our third annual #GivingTuesdayNIU campaign. Our students also thank you!