Year: 2020

Benefactors gift more than $1.3 million on NDSU’s fifth annual Giving Day

NDSU’s fifth annual Giving Day raised more than $1,346,000. This is the first time the total has surpassed a million dollars in the history of the event. The online, grassroots fundraising campaign also secured a record number of gifts: more than 1,700. In 2019, benefactors gifted just over $939,000 and recorded about 1,300 gifts.

A Home for Student-Athletes

When Ben Ellefson (Class of 2020, Sports Management) came to NDSU to play football, he knew it was a great opportunity, but he didn’t realize just how much support he…

Team Makers Make an Impact

When Trey Lance was making his college decision, everything about Fargo — from the university to the people and community support — drew him to NDSU. He says fans care…

Menard family multi-million-dollar gift to the Challey Institute supports national speaker series at NDSU

This November, the Sheila and Robert Challey Institute for Global Innovation and Growth at North Dakota State University will bring to campus major thought leader Arthur C. Brooks, to help launch the Menard Family Distinguished Speakers Series. Brooks, professor of practice and public leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and Arthur C. Patterson faculty fellow at the Harvard Business School, will address students virtually.

Supporting Future Innovators

Sadiyo Hassan (2022, Computer Engineering) learned about NDSU’s opportunities in STEM while she was a high schooler in West Fargo. When she was selected as a McGovern Scholar, Sadiyo decided…

Homecoming 2020 Events Update

During this challenging year, the North Dakota State University Foundation continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic to make decisions regarding events, gatherings and meetings based on local and national guidelines while keeping the health and safety of all alumni, friends and partners in mind.

NDSU Foundation reports historic fundraising year

Building on achievements of the previous three years, philanthropy through the North Dakota State University Foundation reached an unprecedented milestone in 2019, recording more than $160 million in new gifts and commitments. Yes, you read that right, $160 million.