Join alumni, parents and friends of Northwood as we celebrate our first NU Day of Giving! NU Day of Giving is an opportunity for everyone in the Northwood family to support what we love about Northwood. Give today and tell your friends. Use #NUDAYOFGIVING to share on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!

Generous individual donors have issued several challenge gifts, making it possible to double the impact of new and increased gifts from alumni, friends, parents and employees of Northwood.


Challenges

As the day progresses, this compass will be updated to show the current challenge. Join us as we work together to meet the challenge goals and reach True North!

Total of ALL donations so far: $4840.00

Challenge Compass
True North Keychain

Proudly display your True North!

Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law (gifts of $55 or more are 100% tax-deductible; gifts of under $55 will have the tax-deductible amount adjusted by $6 for the special keychain gift). After you make your gift, you will receive an e-mail confirmation, followed up by a mailed letter in the next week or two.

Faculty Faceoff

Total donations for this challenge: $1290.00

6:00am - 12:00pm

From 6 a.m. this morning until noon, join us in our “Faculty Faceoff.” This is your chance to let us know who had the biggest impact on your Northwood education and make a gift in their honor! Pick your favorite faculty member below – or name your own!

Jim Hop

Votes: 1

John Grether

Votes: 1

Cliff Harris

Votes: 0

DeLois Leapheart

Votes: 1

Dennis Witherspoon

Votes: 1

Jennifer Luzar, who says preventing painful presentations is groovy

Votes: 4

Doug Hentschel

Votes: 0

Jeffrey A. Bennett

Votes: 2

Jim John (In Memoriam)

Votes: 0

Elgie Bright

Votes: 0

Jeff Phillips

Votes: 3

Name Your Own

Now is the time to double your impact! Take part in this challenge, featuring a dollar for dollar match, up to $1,500 total.

Northwood Icon Showdown

Total donations for this challenge: $340

2:00pm - 5:00pm

From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., take part in the “Northwood Icon Showdown.” Make your gift and share with us what stands out most from your time at Northwood’s Midland, MI campus! Which Northwood Icon is most infamous?

The Reversible Belt

Votes: 1

Spirit Rock

Votes: 0

The Bell Tower

Votes: 1

When We Are Free

Votes: 1

The Axe Bowl

Votes: 2

"Accounting is Fun"

Votes: 0

Strong Coca Colas and other Otis Wilsonisms

Votes: 1

Share Your Own

Now is the time to double your impact! Take part in this challenge, featuring a dollar for dollar match, up to $1,500 total.

Founders Challenge

Total donations for this challenge: $360

5:00pm - Midnight

From 5 p.m. until midnight, celebrate NU’s Code of Ethics during the “Founders Challenge.” The community of students, faculty, and staff of Northwood University stand behind our code of ethics as the behaviors that advance our shared values. Tell us which has most impacted YOUR life and make a gift in honor of Northwood’s founders!

Freedom

We will exercise personal freedom while insuring others be immune from arbitrary interference on account of condition or circumstance, insuring that freedom will be constrained only by our responsibility for its consequences.

Votes: 0

Respect

We will treat all others with consideration for their circumstances and with thoughtful regard for their value as human beings.

Votes: 0

Empathy

We will endeavor to understand the feelings, thoughts, and notions of others in order that compassion and fairness of our actions may result.

Votes: 1

Spirituality

We will seek the spiritual development necessary for our happiness and growth and encourage an environment that supports this growth for all.

Votes: 1

Honesty

We will embrace truthfulness, fairness, probity, and demand the absence of fraud or deceit in ourselves and others with whom we act.

Votes: 0

Achievement

We will exercise our skills to create high achievement and applaud the high achievement of others.

Votes: 0

Integrity

In all our actions we shall be guided by a code of behavior which reflects our values, unimpeded by circumstance, personal gain, public pressure, or private temptations.

Votes: 4

Responsibility

We will be accountable for the care and welfare of others and responsible for the intended and unintended consequences of our actions.

Votes: 1

Now is the time to show your Northwood pride! Join the entire NU family in showing the world what “True North” means at Northwood.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the NU Day of Giving?

NU Day of Giving is an annual single-day global online fundraising event for Northwood University. In this event, for 24 hours, alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends from around the world come together to give forward and transform lives. You can help the young men and women who attend Northwood University develop into the executives and entrepreneurs of tomorrow, as leaders in free-market thought.

Taking place on Founders Day during Values Emphasis Week, this is your chance to show your NU pride through a gift. We look forward to the timing of this year’s day of giving fueling enthusiasm both on campus and through social media. Your gift and participation in this special one-day event is a commitment to the Northwood Idea and an investment in the growth of free-enterprise.

Is there a minimum donation amount?

Yes, for this special event there is a $10 minimum donation.

Can I make a gift by mail or phone and have it counted for this special one-day event?

While we always welcome your generous support of Northwood, due to the short timeframe of the NU Day of Giving, only the following gifts count toward this special event and the associated contest goals or matching funds:

  • Gifts made by phone or online on March 23, 2018
  • Checks with “NU Day of Giving” in the memo field that are dated on or before March 23rd and are received by March 30th.

Can I make a gift of stock on the NU Day of Giving?

Donors can give a gift of stock to support their favorite school, program, or cause. To learn more about how to make gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, please call the office of Advancement at 989-837-4356.

  • To transfer stocks being held in street name at a broker (there is no physical certificate), please advise your broker to route through Morgan Stanley DTC #0015 for Northwood acct #949-017984. For questions, please call Mary Deasey at 614-473-2425.
  • Please be sure to have your broker notify the Northwood University Finance Department (Dave Bender 989-837-4374) of the gift. Formal notification by the broker will initiate processing of the gift.

Can I make a recurring gift on the NU Day of Giving?

Donors can start recurring gifts on the NU Day of Giving, but only payments processed on giving day itself will count toward the NU Day of Giving– while the first installment would be eligible for challenge match funds, the grand total would not be. To initiate a recurring gift today, please go to the Northwood University giving page.

Can I make an estate gift on the NU Day of Giving?

Absolutely! Please be sure to call Warren Mault at 989-837-4349 on or before March 23, 2018 to discuss your options.

Is my NU Day of Giving contribution tax-deductible?

Yes. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law (gifts of $55 or more are 100% tax-deductible; gifts of under $55 will have the tax-deductible amount adjusted for the special keychain gift). After you make your gift, you will receive an e-mail confirmation, followed up by a mailed letter in the next week or two. You may also request a receipt by mail by contacting us at moselerl@northwood.edu.