News for NMU Employees

Foundation Kicks Off 2013 Faculty/Staff Campaign

The NMU Foundation, in conjunction with the Campaign for the Students of Northern Michigan University, will be reaching out to the campus community this fall and asking faculty and staff members to give back to NMU. The fundraising drive begins this week and will run until mid-November.  

“There are many ways to give and at many levels, including our new ScholarshipNOW option and estate planning,” said Martha Haynes (Advancement). “The exciting thing this year is that all gifts will help drive fulfillment of our $25 million campaign goal. Plus, the momentum that is created by faculty and staff giving inspires our generous alumni and friends to do even more for our students.”

Robyn Stille (NMU Foundation), director of annual giving and alumni relations, adds, “This is not about how much you give; it’s about participating. Every dollar has an impact and donations of every level count. Give what you can, if you can. You have control over where your gift is directed, to any program or department on campus. Your gift will make a difference where you want it to.”

Faculty and staff members will receive a packet that will include a payroll deduction form, along with a slip that can be returned to request more information on estate planning. Foundation staff members are available to discuss the campaign with individuals or groups, to answer questions and to provide more information about the importance of private giving at NMU.

Gifts can be made through payroll deduction, online at or by contacting the NMU Foundation office at ext. 2627. For more information about The Campaign for the Students of Northern Michigan University, visit