Northwood University Receives Contribution from Consumers Energy Foundation

(l-r): Northwood University President & CEO Keith A. Pretty and Tom Begin, Consumers Energy Area Manager.

Northwood University recently received a contribution from the Consumers Energy Foundation to be used in support of its newly constructed campus gateway entrance which was dedicated this past September. The Consumers gift will be recognized along with other gateway donors in a special area located near the entrance.

“We are pleased to support Northwood University in its work to provide the best quality education to mid-Michigan residents,” said David Mengebier, president of the Consumers Energy Foundation. “Consumers Energy is committed to meeting Michigan’s energy needs and to building for the state’s future by supporting our state’s educational work at all levels, from pre-school to higher education.”

The Consumers Energy Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Consumers Energy.  It provides funding for a variety of areas including education, community, civic and cultural development, social services, the environment and emerging issues. Consumers Energy, its employees, retirees and foundation provided more than $8 million in support to Michigan nonprofit organizations last year. For more information about the Consumers Energy Foundation, go to

Northwood University President Keith A. Pretty remarked, “The commitment by Consumers Energy to support our new campus entrance is greatly appreciated and serves as just another example of how the Foundation continues to make a difference in many communities throughout Michigan.”


Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in seven states with many course delivery options including online. The DeVos Graduate School offers accelerated, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.