The Thousands Strong day of giving kicked off last night and we are off to an amazing start. As of 11 a.m. we have raised more than a half million dollars on more than 700 gifts.

You can support the university and the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Our giving priorities are:

College of Visual and Performing Arts
Thousands Strong Day of Giving Priorities

  • CVPA Schools and Units
  • CVPA Strategic Priorities
  • JJR Steelpan Relief Fund

College of Visual and Performing Arts
Giving Challenges

CVPA Dean’s Challenge
The Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Paul Kassel, wants to inspire giving to the college. When CVPA receives 25 total gifts during thousands strong, his gift of $6,000 will unlock in the college totals.

Anonymous Challenge for the College of Visual and Performing Arts
A generous donor wants to inspire gifts to the College of Visual and Performing Arts during Thousands Strong. When 50 gifts are made any area within the college, a gift of $10,000 will unlock and support the School of Art and Design.

Annette and Jerry Johns CVPA Challenge
Annette and Jerry Johns want to start the Day of Giving off right. When the College of Visual and Performing Arts reaches 125 total donors, they will make a gift of $10,000 to support the Aspirational Impact Fund in the School of Art and Design to encourage creative endeavors that current funds do not allow for or provide.

JJR Steelpan Relief Fund Challenge
The NIU Steelpan Performance program is looking to raise $3,100 to support its relief fund and support three international students from Trinidad and Tobago. If $3,100 is raised for the Steelpan Relief Fund during Thousands Strong, an additional $6,900 will be added to our day of giving totals and help us reach our overall goal of $10,000 for the relief fund.

Thousands Strong ends at midnight tonight.

Give today!