Alumni gifts

Need a good reason to support your alma mater? Here’s two:

  1. Only 65% of Northwestern’s operating budget comes from student tuition. The rest comes from private gifts. Your donation makes a Northwestern education more affordable for students.
  2. Large foundation gifts are often influenced by the percentage of alumni who give to Northwestern, which means your gift—regardless of the amount—plays a crucial role.

Alumni giving by the numbers (2012–13)

  • Alumni giving to the Northwestern Fund was $456,911.
  • The average alumni gift to the Northwestern Fund was $197.
  • 25% of Northwestern alumni gave to NWC.
Best giving percentage
Class of 1951 60%
Class of 1963 59%
Class of 1956 58%
Classes of 1959 & 1970 52%
Classes of 1953 & 195751%
Best giving overall
Class of 1953 $132,240
Class of 1981 $66,005
Class of 1982 $58,131
Class of 1965 $50,826
Class of 1956 $42,867
Best giving to the Northwestern Fund
Class of 1965 $21,900
Class of 1955 $21,090
Class of 1968 $18,303
Class of 1972 $17,685
Class of 1997 $17,247
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Northwestern College is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by IRS regulations.



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