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Donor gifts $1 million to Northwood

July 27, 2022

Funds to benefit scholarship; establish a named professorship; and sponsor online public Northwood Idea courses

An anonymous donor has awarded Northwood University a $1 million gift.

“This transformational gift will support Northwood University in its commitment to be a destination for all those who aspire to be free enterprise leaders who drive economic and social change to positively impact their communities,” stated Northwood President Kent MacDonald.

The donation will sponsor complimentary online public courses that introduce ethics and American values consistent with our country’s founding principles to a domestic and global audience. It also will continue funding an existing scholarship program, and provide five years of funding support for faculty teaching principles consistent with The Northwood Idea and Northwood’s Code of Ethics.

Since Northwood University’s founding in 1959, Northwood has prepared students to be business leaders and entrepreneurs. Known as America’s Free Enterprise University, Northwood emphasizes what its founders and intellectual mentors called the Northwood Idea. The Northwood Idea teaches students the importance of individual moral responsibility, private property, free markets and self-governance.

“We are incredibly thankful for the donor, their longstanding support, and this generous gift that will enhance Northwood’s ability to educate a new generation of industry leaders,” stated Justin Marshall, vice president of business development and advancement. “Donors at all levels who believe in the principles of liberty, and are interested in supporting America’s Free Enterprise University, can work with Northwood University to create a lasting gift.”

For more information, visit our donation page.

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