Northern Michigan University participated for the first time in Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving, on Nov. 28. The NMU Foundation recorded commitments totaling nearly $1.23 million for the fundraising effort. Donors gave to a wide variety of NMU programs and departments, including $250,000 for faculty support, more than $200,000 for endowed scholarships, a $100,000 gift for theater and dance, $50,000 for research support and more.
Campus leadership, the NMU Board of Trustees, the NMU Foundation Board of Trustees and the Alumni Board of Directors made commitments totaling more than $400,000.
In addition, the collaborative effort between the Associated Students of Northern Michigan University (ASNMU) and NMU Public Safety’s Food4Fines program well exceeded their goal of collecting 1,000 items for the recently opened NMU Food Pantry.