Alumni and friends gift nearly $1.4 million on seventh annual NDSU Giving Day

Fargo, N.D. — NDSU alumni, friends, students, staff, and faculty raised nearly $1.4 million and secured nearly 1,600 unique gifts on the seventh annual NDSU Giving Day, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. Leading up to Giving Day, benefactors committed more than $950,000 in matches and challenges to amplify the impact of gifts.

“Giving Day is a great opportunity for alumni and friends to show their commitment to North Dakota State University,” NDSU President Dave Cook said. “It’s inspiring to see people investing in current and future students.”

NDSU Giving Day is an annual one-day, online, grassroots fundraising event to invest in students and enhance the NDSU experience. Leading up to the event, NDSU supporters from across the U.S. built momentum for Giving Day by sharing stories, pledging gifts, and inspiring others to give via email, social media, and word of mouth.

“The support from benefactors across all levels of gifting on Giving Day is part of what makes this event so special,” John Glover, president and CEO of the NDSU Foundation, said. “We are grateful for every gift made to help enhance the NDSU experience.”

On Giving Day, supporters choose what areas of campus to support, giving the NDSU community an opportunity to give to the areas of the University they are most passionate about and continue the NDSU legacy for future students.

“I think one of the legacies of NDSU is really tied to the idea of Bison pride,” Katlyn Balstad ’23, a management communications and crop and weed sciences major, said. “I want, in 100 years’ time, for people to still be experiencing that.”


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