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The NIU Foundation Huskies United day of giving event kicks off tomorrow, June 23!

June 21, 2021

For weeks, partners across campus have been planning for the two-day event designed to bring the Huskie family together in celebration and support of NIU.

Interested in learning what it’s all about? Join BFA Acting Candidate, Kate Drury, ’23 on a journey though campus that illuminates the heart of the movement. We guarantee, it’s three minutes well spent.


Huskies United has the support of alumni and donors across the country, including alumnus Ray Banks, ‘86 and Dr. Eric Erickson who created the Huskies United Banks-Erickson Challenge. When 1,000 gifts are made, their gift of $150,000 will be unlocked into the totals to support student scholarships.

During Huskies United, NIU employees may consider supporting the Student Emergency Fund which provides critical dollars that assist with student needs such as rent, medical expenses, food, utilities and technology. The Student Emergency Fund has been awarded to over 3,600 students and has helped them persist at NIU in their pursuit of their college degree.

In addition to the Student Emergency Fund, there are many NIU departments and programs participating in Huskies United.

The first Huskies United event was held in June 2020 and raised nearly a half million dollars from more than 1,500 gifts.

“We were blown away by the generosity,” says Michael Adzovic, senior director of operations and annual giving. “We hope this year’s event is another example of how powerful this community can be when we move NIU forward together.”

We hope you’ll join us when Huskies United begins at 4:25 p.m. on June 23.

For more information, please visit the Huskies United Website.