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New academic furniture at the B.D. Owens Library is among items and facility upgrades provided in recent years through donor funding. Students are invited to "Thank a Donor Day" April 7 at Northwest to recognize the support of Northwest donors.

New academic furniture at the B.D. Owens Library is among the items and facility upgrades provided in recent years through donor funding. Students are invited to "Thank a Donor Day" April 7 at Northwest to recognize the support of Northwest donors. (Photo by Darren Whitley/Northwest Missouri State University)

March 30, 2015

Northwest students encouraged to ‘thank a donor’ April 7

By Alexandra Mortallaro, media relations assistant

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

“Thank a Donor Day” activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, on the east side of the J.W. Jones Student Union, near the Memorial Bell Tower.

Students may sign a large “thank you” banner for donors and have the opportunity to make a contribution to their 2015 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 nearly $4.4 million during the last three years. Additionally last year, the Adopt-a-Bearcat scholarship program, supported through donors, awarded more than 200 scholarships and the Northwest Foundation awarded more than $600,000 in scholarships. Also, facility upgrades and amenities throughout campus – including the video board at Bearcat Stadium and new furnishings in the B.D. Owens Library and academic classrooms – were fully funded through donor gifts.

“Northwest students have a long history of benefiting from private support from generous alumni and friends,” Bob Machovsky, director of alumni relations and annual giving, said. “Students now have the opportunity to say thank you and see firsthand how private support has helped enhance their experience here at Northwest.”

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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