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Northwest students signed thank you posters for donors during the University's inaugural Thank a Donor Day last year. Northwest will host Thank a Donor activities again April 5. (Northwest Missouri State University photo)

Northwest students signed thank you posters for donors during the University's inaugural Thank a Donor Day last year. Northwest will host Thank a Donor activities again April 5. (Northwest Missouri State University photo)

March 30, 2016

Northwest students invited to extend thanks to donors

By Lee Volmer, media relations assistant

Northwest Missouri State University will celebrate the alumni and friends who contribute generously to the University in support of scholarships, campus facilities and the value of a college degree during the second annual “Thank a Donor Day.”

“Thank a Donor Day” activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, on the second floor of the J.W. Jones Student Union.

Students may sign a large “thank you” banner for donors and have the opportunity to make a contribution to the 2016 Senior Class Gift Campaign.

The event is designed to educate Northwest students about the importance of private donations from alumni, family and friends, draw attention to the impact that alumni support has throughout the University and actively engage the student body in the stewardship of alumni donors.

Private support for Northwest averaged more than $5.2 million during the last three years. Additionally last year, the Adopt-a-Bearcat scholarship program, supported through donors, awarded nearly 200 scholarships and the Northwest Foundation awarded nearly $750,000 in scholarships. Also, facility upgrades and amenities throughout campus – including new furnishings in academic areas – were fully funded through donor gifts.

“This event helps students understand that donors are impacting their ability to receive an education by allowing Northwest to remain one of the most affordable institutions in the country,” Bob Machovsky, director of alumni relations and annual giving, said. “Students and the Northwest community can stand together to say thank you to so many that continue to make Northwest such a special place.”

For more information about the event, contact Machovsky at rmachov@nwmissouri.edu or 660.562.1248.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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