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1905 Society


Named in honor of the year Northwest was founded, The 1905 Society is Northwest’s premier giving society for annual gifts. The 1905 Society helps the University foster its tradition of philanthropy by recognizing its most generous supporters on an annual basis. Making an annual unrestricted gift at $1,000 or more allows donors to play an important role in the financial health of Northwest and makes a powerful statement about how much they value a Northwest education.

The flexibility to focus funds on unrestricted departmental needs as they arise is the greatest distinction of The 1905 Society. The 1905 Society provides funds for academic departments initiatives not covered by tuition or state funding. Unrestricted support to The 1905 Society supports each academic unit by fostering excellence in education, teaching, research and resource, coupled with ensuring the financial health and wellbeing for the University for years to come.    

Members of The 1905 Society receive the following benefits for their annual contribution of $1,000 or more to The 1905 Society.

1905 Society Benefits

  • Annual recognition in Northwest Foundation publications
  • Exclusive membership pin
  • V.I.P. seating for Homecoming parade 

The students who come here are the salt of the earth. Their work ethic is a key part of why I give back to Northwest.

Leisha Barry
Foundation Board Member & 1905 Society Member

For more information on The 1905 Society, including how to join, please contact Bob Machovsky in the Office of University Advancement at 660.562.1248 or

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