This month: NDSU's fifth annual Giving Day is Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, Conversations In Business Ethics go virtual, Year-end tax savings available through the North Dakota tax credit, Save the Date for a virtual meet and greet with the Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics | Philanthropy in action | Challey Institute names Faculty Fellows | Stay Connected with NDSU Foundation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Make your gift on Giving Tuesday

NDSU's fifth annual Giving Day is Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020

Giving Day is an online, grassroots fundraising campaign to support NDSU and its students. Each year, benefactors commit hundreds of thousands of dollars in matches and challenges to inspire others to give. You can preview those matches and challenges at today. Your gift on Giving Day helps inspire tomorrow's leaders.

Dean talks ethics with business leaders

Conversations in Business Ethics go virtual

Scott Beaulier, the Ronald and Kaye Olson Dean of Business at North Dakota State University, is hosting the conversations virtually this semester. Students, faculty, alumni, and friends of the College of Business can view these talks on Dean Beaulier’s YouTube channel. The conversations began about five years ago thanks to the generosity of Jim, Tom, and Don Wold who wanted to advance student understanding in business ethics. Conversations in Business Ethics with Chris Coyne, Tom Wold, Robert Challey, CeCe Morken, Jim Hambrick, Rebecca Wood, Ron and Chad Olson, Marilyn Froelich, and Leif Hemstad are available for viewing now.

Year-end tax savings available through the North Dakota tax credit

Earn a tax credit while supporting NDSU students

As the end of 2020 nears, consider taking advantage of the North Dakota tax credit. Making a $5,000 gift, or more, to an endowment fund to benefit NDSU students, faculty, or programs could make you eligible for a 40 percent tax credit in North Dakota. The tax credit is 40 percent of the charitable deduction allowed by the IRS up to a maximum credit of $10,000 per year per taxpayer or $20,000 per year per couple filing jointly. For more information about how you can make a difference for NDSU and its students while benefiting from the North Dakota tax credit, contact Curtis Cox, senior director of gift planning at the NDSU Foundation.

Photo: Student walking in the A. Glenn Hill Center on NDSU's campus

Save the date!

College of Science and Mathematics Dean meet and greet

NDSU Foundation President/CEO John Glover will lead a discussion with Dr. Kimberly Wallin on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, at 12 p.m. Meet Dr. Wallin and learn more about her goals for the college. Follow the NDSU Foundation on Facebook for event details.

Philanthropy in action

Uplifting a new generation of students

Dr. James Jorgenson, retired NDSU professor and former chair of the Department of Civil Engineering, says the most rewarding part of his thirty-three year teaching career was seeing students' lightbulb moments. He and his wife, Jean, established a $150,000 scholarship challenge for Giving Day 2020 to alleviate financial obstacles and guide current and future students toward their own illuminating moments of discovery and understanding.

James and Jean recognize current students face unique financial challenges. Through their civil engineering scholarship and Giving Day scholarship challenge, James and Jean hope to uplift a new generation of NDSU students.

"The College of Engineering has been very good to me and to us, and it's been a real pleasure to work with the students and staff. They've given a lot to me and we want to give back. We need to help those who need a little assistance now, and that’s the idea: to share with those who can benefit from it."
- Dr. James Jorgenson, Former Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering

Learn more about scholarship support and In Our Hands: The Campaign for North Dakota State University, at

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Challey Institute names Faculty Fellows

NDSU's Sheila and Robert Challey Institute for Global Innovation and Growth has announced its 2020-2021 Faculty Fellows. The fellows are a group of NDSU faculty who will educate and engage students, conduct policy-relevant research and participate in outreach activities to further the institute's mission. The Faculty Fellows represent a diverse group, with faculty members from 10 departments and five colleges.

"Innovative solutions to societal problems are often found through interdisciplinary collaboration," said John Bitzan, Menard Family Director of the Sheila and Robert Challey Institute for Global Innovation and Growth. "The Challey Institute's faculty fellows program brings together the outstanding talent at NDSU to tackle a common mission. With this year's fellows, we have a truly interdisciplinary group committed to solving important problems and finding ways to expand economic opportunity."

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