Vice President for Advancement’s Message

Thank you for visiting the NMU Foundation online.

We appreciate your interest in learning more about the Foundation and the critical role that private support plays in the success of Northern students, faculty and programs.

Though the university does receive part of its total budget from the state of Michigan, it is private support that transforms a basic education into an exceptional one.

The thousands of alumni, parents and friends of the university who make gifts to Northern provide the margin of difference. It is their support that is transforming NMU into the Midwestern university of choice for students seeking quality academics, outstanding collegiate experiences and personal attention in a high-tech learning environment.

I invite you to explore this site to learn how you can play an integral role in partnering with Northern.

Your gift could make the difference between a dream unfulfilled and a dream come true.

On behalf of all who learn and teach at NMU, we look forward to working with you.

Thank you,

Martha Haynes,
Vice President for Advancement