The Northwestern State University Foundation, the university’s nonprofit fund raising arm, and Demons Unlimited Athletic Foundation, the organization that supports the university’s athletic programs, have joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
“#GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the U.S., this year Nov. 29, and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support,” said Kimberly Gallow, NSU Development officer. “Join us as we participate in #GivingTuesday and support Northwestern State University by pledging your donation to raise money for our students and our university. Funds from both foundations will help support student scholarships, alumni engagement and outreach, all 14 Division 1 sports at NSU and the overall student experience.”
“Recent news regarding cuts to TOPS is just one of the many reasons why it is so important for us to expand our fundraising initiatives and increase support for NSU,” said Dr. Haley Blount Taitano, NSU’s associate athletic director for external marketing. “Our goal is to raise over $50,000 on this one day. If you’ve ever thought about giving back to Northwestern State University, now is the time.
To donate online, visit nsula.edu/givingtuesday. For more information on #GivingTuesday, visit givingtuesday.org.
“We appreciate your support and generosity during this time of giving,” Gallow said.