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Ways to Give to Northern

Annual Giving
Every year, hundreds of alumni, parents and friends make gifts of all sizes to Northern. These gifts can be designated to support any program or activity at the University.

Gifts made to create an endowed fund are invested in perpetuity. A portion of the earned income is then used to support the fund’s purpose. Any excess earnings are reinvested, allowing the fund to grow. Endowments may be created for student scholarships, programs or many other purposes. 

Planned Giving
Designating Northern in your will is a great way to make a gift without impacting your current finances and lifestyle. Other gifts like annuities, trusts and IRA rollovers can provide significant tax savings to you.