As a donor you will empower NIU students to achieve their full potential. And, with your help, we can continue to make an NIU education accessible to every qualified student who is willing to dream big and work hard.

Private support will help make NIU a first-choice destination for talented, determined students who come with grit, imagination, and a hunger for learning. Generosity from donors also supports world-class faculty and programs that foster innovation, ignite the spirit of entrepreneurship, and challenge students to think beyond the boundaries of their disciplines.

Gifts to the NIU Foundation help the University remain one of the most recognized in the country for its combined emphasis on research and social mobility. This combination of opportunity and innovation maximizes NIU’s long-term, positive impact on our graduates, their families, our communities, and our regional economy.