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Alumnus Donates $1 Million to Benefit Students

During NIU Foundation’s annual gala, Red and Black, this month, a $1 million gift from John Burns (’88) and his wife, Denise Burns, of River Forest, Illinois, was part of the celebration.

CME Group Foundation Honored

For its generous support in providing financial assistance toward degree completion to a diverse group of transfer students, the CME Group Foundation is this year’s recipient of the Northern Illinois University Foundation’s High Impact Philanthropy Aw

Nehal Hindi

Motivated by her experiences with social injustice and discrimination, recent graduate Nehal Hindi came to NIU to study law and become an advocate for herself and others. As a recipient of the Embracing Diversity Scholarship from the College of Law, she w

Red and Black brings in more than $400,000 for scholarships

As the curtain opened at the 2017 Red and Black, guests experienced all the energy and excitement...

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Nehal Hindi

Motivated by her experiences with social injustice and discrimination, recent graduate Nehal Hindi came to NIU to study law and become an advocate for herself and others. As a recipient of the Embracing Diversity Scholarship from the College of Law, she w

Jonathan Gustafson

Upon returning to school to pursue a new career, Jonathan Gustafson was grateful to find scholarships to help him along his path to success.
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