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Thank a Donor Day

Thank a Donor Day acknowledges and thanks all the amazing donors who have given to Northwest.

Without donors, we would not have scholarships, many building renovations, and equipment that we have today. Private support plays a major part in funding the university, so we want to give our thanks to those who have graciously donated financial gifts.

Below are just a few of the thank you notes that we have received at past events. We also put together videos of students, faculty and staff sharing their thanks at past Thank a Donor Day events.

Thank You Note

My sincerest gratitude to every Northwest donor. Your generosity is truly a difference-maker, with Northwest shining ever brighter because of you. I’m doubtful we could ever say thanks enough, but I'm hopeful you know how truly grateful we are. So, thank you - and so many times over, way more than I can count. Northwest donors are, beyond a doubt, the best!


"As a member of the Northwest Missouri State soccer team, we use the Carl and Cheryl Hughes Fieldhouse very frequently. The facility is fantastic and we absolutely love having the opportunity to practice and bond as a team inside when the weather outside isn't playable. A huge thank you goes to those who made building the fieldhouse possible. Athletes are improving every single day inside those walls and that's all because of your generous donations! THANKS AGAIN!!"

Thank You Note

I’d like to say thank you to the donors who are making the new Agricultural Learning Center possible. This addition to the R.T. Wright Farm will provide so many new opportunities for hands-on learning for agriculture students to become career ready. Northwest’s amazing agriculture program is about to become even better!


"We thank all donors who have made and continue making such a significant difference in the lives of Bearcats and in the fabric of Bearcat Nation. From academics to scholarships, campus life to facilities, support of individual programs to individuals, your support is a pay it forward gift. Thank you for being Forever Green. Thank you, Bearcats, for supporting Northwest Missouri State University's continued focus on student success and performance excellence."

Additional Thank You Notes

“As Alumni and now as a staff member, I’d like to thank all the donors for everything you do for our Bearcat Family. It’s safe to say Northwest wouldn’t be the place it is today without you. Thank you for your support! #OABAAB”

“Thank you very much all donors and Pay it Forward Committee for helping me in the current crisis of the Covid-19. Your assistance comes in a moment in which the borders of my country are closed, things are getting expensive and scarce, and there is not much certainty on what is going to happen. Receiving your help is a blessing and I am very grateful for having people who even though do not know me, have a big heart to give me a hand.”

“I would like to send a special thank you to all of our Northwest Foundation board members that devote their time, talent and treasure to making Northwest Forever Green!”

“Thank you to the anonymous donors who provide resources for classroom furniture, the Pay It Forward Food Pantry, and other areas where funds are needed behind the scenes for everyday needs.”

“On this Thank a Donor Day I am grateful for the heartfelt concern and monetary support that has been given to our students during these uncertain times. Your assistance is helping our students adjust, so they can continue to be successful and work toward their degree and graduation. Thank you so very much!”

“I am thankful that we have donors who remember their years at Northwest with fondness, and choose to gift to their alma mater. Whether they are gifting toward a scholarship that rewards students for academic achievement or one that helps those who need financial assistance, both are so uplifting to the students that receive them! Our donors who gift to academic programs and building projects are providing opportunities to current and future Bearcats in such an outstanding way! Thank you to ALL who give - you are very special 'Cats!!!”

“You Make a DIFFERENCE. The difference you make impacts the lives of many individuals!”

“Bearcats care about one another and help one another. The Bearcat spirit is vibrant. And your support is an incredible example of this. Without the support of donors, our students would not have the affordable education they do. Northwest students would not have as many opportunities on campus without your contributions. Truly, Northwest would not be the place it is today without you! Northwest students grow more and make a bigger impact because of you! With deep appreciation, thank you to each and every Northwest supporter! We are #ForeverGreen”

“I don't know the specific name of a donor but I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to all of them! You all make it possible for me to have the best years of my life at my favorite place. I have become such a huge fan of this school and everything that goes on here. I am able to have on campus jobs, be in many organizations, and have amazing learning opportunities because of you all. #OABAAB”

“I sincerely thank all of the donors to Northwest. I have loved my experience at this school and I’m so glad that you are supporting me so I can hopefully one day be a Northwest donor as well.”