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There is still time to support Huskies United, a day of giving for everyone who loves NIU to show their Huskie pride and move NIU forward. The online giving event is running for a total of 1895 minutes in honor of NIU’s opening in 1895 in this, the university’s 125th anniversary.

Alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the university make a significant contribution to our students’ success every day. Many impact students’ lives through generous philanthropy. There are four areas of need that you can donate to during Huskies United. You can give to student scholarships, the Huskies United Fund, the Student Emergency Fund and/or Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Retired School of Art and Design faculty member Dorothea Bilder will make a $10,000 gift to the College of Visual and Performing Arts student scholarships when 100 gifts are made to the college through the Huskies United event.

This morning, inspired by the outpouring of support from their fellow Huskies, Carol and Jerry Zar have pledged $100,000 through the Huskies United event to support NIU and our hard-working students! In addition to being proud Huskie alumni and having successful careers at NIU, the Zars’ exceptional commitment and generosity to NIU includes establishing five endowed funds to benefit students and faculty. They recognize the importance of moving forward together during these challenging times.

Giving to the CVPA student scholarships fund helps students like Ina Murphy:

Contributions of all sizes make a difference. Please join NIU to help ensure students’ success. Huskies. Never. Quit.