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Those looking to make a difference at NIU have a new tool to help raise much-needed financial support. NIU Impact, the NIU Foundation’s new crowdfunding program, launches today, April 1, at http://crowdfund.niu.edu and features ten campaigns. Growth of Digital Giving The NIU Foundation has experienced significant growth in its digital giving program, seeing an increase...
When Dr. Carla Montgomery passed away on Feb. 1, she left a legacy that can never be erased. “We are heartbroken to learn of Dr. Montgomery’s passing,” said Catherine Squires, Vice President of University Advancement and President and CEO of the NIU Foundation. “Carla’s selfless dedication to the causes she held dear will resound for...
From an early age,  Jack Tierney, ’75, M.S.Ed. ’78, was keen on making good investments. As a high school senior, he had to be practical about the cost of his education. The oldest of his family’s five children in Oak Park, Illinois, Tierney was used to paying his own way. He had worked to afford...
Elizabeth Vieyra was little when she first noticed some of her peers did not have the same opportunities she did. Vieyra was always musically inclined, playing flute and violin. But she realized not everyone in her hometown of Aurora who wanted to take up an instrument could do so. “I saw people around me who...
Huskies help Huskies, but we also help neighbors and friends. We are innovators, artists, problem-solvers and changemakers. We are “thousands strong” and shaping the world together. In celebration of our impact, Huskies the world over are invited to participate in the NIU Foundation “Thousands Strong” virtual events, Nov. 18-20. Wednesday, Nov. 18 – “Chicago Fire” Star...
For School of Music professor David Maki, it’s all about NIU students. “My favorite memories at NIU continue to be centered on watching students succeed on multiple levels,” shares Maki. “Everything from watching a struggling student finally master a concept, to hearing our students performing at a high level, to seeing our students begin and...
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