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The NMU Foundation

The mission of the Northern Michigan University Foundation is to cultivate and promote the private philanthropic support of NMU’s mission through a comprehensive advancement effort.




Our students appreciate what giving does for NMU. And because of you they don't need to experience what a university would be like without it.

The College of Business recently celebrated a generous gift from the estate of Dr. John and Aili Imarisio. Aili (Leppanen) Imarisio graduated from NMU in 1941 with a BS in secondary education. <a href="http://nmu.giftplans.org/index.php?cID=239">read more</a>For the last 30 years Cam and Sandy Howes have been an important part of the Marquette and NMU community. <a href="http://nmu.giftplans.org/index.php?cID=252">read more</a>Shirley and John Berry have committed $5 million to the NMU Foundation to establish the Berry Scholarship—the largest gift in the university’s history. <a href="http://nmu.giftplans.org/index.php?cID=235">read more</a>Don and Beth LeHeup have established a charitable gift annuity to support research at the NMU Brain Tumor Center; they call the gift a “win-win” because it provides them retirement income and it can be set up with just $10,000. <a href="http://nmu.giftplans.org/index.php?cID=238">read more</a>Waino Wahtera, ’40 BS, was a great lover of music, so he put a bequest in his will to fund the beautiful new performance pavilion featuring state-of-the-art lighting, heat, and wind curtains. <a href="http://nmu.giftplans.org/index.php?cID=237">read more</a>

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