Giving Tuesday

The Annual Day of Giving is Coming!

The first few weeks of November are some of my favorite during the holiday season. This is the time when I get to gently suss out what my family and friends might want for the holidays – a time before long lines, traffic, frenzied baking, and all the rest of the holiday chaos. I find this time of year to be thoughtful and full of promise for what’s to come.

Here at the Foundation, we are experiencing a similar pre-holiday bliss. We’re wrapping up and reflecting on an insanely busy Fall semester. In the last three months we:

Now, it’s time to look to our end of year fundraising drive. Those of you in nonprofits know that the work never stops (and truthfully, we wouldn’t have it any other way!)

Giving Tuesday is a global movement to make the Tuesday after Thanksgiving a holiday dedicated to charitable giving. Think of it as the antithesis to Black Friday.

Our end of year fundraiser is focused on raising money for our Excellence Fund. This is the fund that lets us get creative with our projects and fund out-of-classroom experiences for Northern students. Whether it’s presenting their academic research or attending a leadership summit, when you donate to the Excellence Fund you are expanding the boundaries of what is possible for a student at Northern.

In the 2017-2018 academic year, our Excellence Fund covered participation fees for two Northern students to attend the Montana NEW Leadership Program!

Last year, our supporters donated over $15,000 to our Excellence Fund. We want to make this year EVEN BETTER and kick off our end-of-year fundraiser with Giving Tuesday on December 3rd.

So when you’re sitting back and planning the perfect gift for your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, and pets…we ask that you also think about giving back to your community here at MSU-Northern Alumni Foundation. Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing other Giving Tuesday stories that will show you what we do to support the students, faculty, and staff at MSU-Northern. Then, on December 3rd, you can join the movement!

Stay tuned for more stories about our work as we gear up for Giving Tuesday! Visit our website for more details about what we do.

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