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Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association launches GivingTuesday campaign

• Donor to match gifts up to $10,000


November 20, 2020

ALVA, Okla. (Nov. 18, 2020) — The Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association officially launched its annual GivingTuesday campaign on Nov. 18; it ends on Dec. 1.

"Give the gift of education" – GivingTuesday 2020 – provides the online opportunity to invest in our Northwestern students' academic careers through scholarships. This is Northwestern's sixth annual GivingTuesday campaign. In that last five campaigns, more than $300,000 in donations were raised to support students on their academic journeys at Northwestern.

This year’s goal is to see 55 donors invest in Northwestern’s students. David Johnson, a former trustee and a Northwestern student from 1972-73, has challenged that he will add one dollar to his family scholarship for every dollar we raise for student scholarships. He has pledged to match up to $10,000 for donors who donate to student scholarships.

“The value of ‘the gift of education’ is immeasurable,” said Skeeter Bird, CEO, Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association. “Our graduates go out into the world and build upon the knowledge and lessons learned from Northwestern. They share, they teach, they discover, they lead. Your gift creates the opportunities for enduring success stories.”

How to Give

• Online: Gifts may be made online with a credit card at

• By check: Make payable to the Northwestern Foundation and send to 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717.

Each gift will be added to the endowment of the donor’s choice. If no choice is made, the funds will go to RISE, the general endowed scholarship fund.

Visit to find the complete list of scholarships. For more information on RISE and annual giving, go to or call 580-327-8593.

Stay in the Loop

Those who choose to invest in Northwestern students during the GivingTuesday 2020 campaign and wish to stay informed on the progress may follow the social media accounts of the Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association. Use and follow our hashtags #RangersGive and #GivingTuesday2020.

• Facebook:

• Twitter:

• Instagram:

About the GivingTuesday campaign

While the GivingTuesday campaign is globally recognized on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and with the shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Northwestern extends its day of giving with a three-week-long giving campaign.

To learn more about #GivingTuesday movement, or to join the celebration of giving, please visit the official website


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