During these challenging times, Northwestern is committed to supporting the immediate and ongoing needs of our students as well as continuing our investment in cutting-edge research and working to ensure our schools and program can continue their important work. The University understands that these can also be challenging times for our donors and is sincerely grateful for any support. Below are key opportunities to support the University’s efforts.

Gifts —of any amount—are helpful as Northwestern continues to navigate the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and its evolving impact on the University and its students.

Northwestern is very pleased to share that a University trustee has generously offered a dollar-for-dollar matching gift opportunity* to help donor’s gifts go further during this unprecedented time.

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What is #GivingTuesdayNow?

#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

This new day is organized by GivingTuesday, and is being held in addition to the annually scheduled GivingTuesday event that will still take place on December 1, 2020. In partnership with GivingTuesday’s global network of leaders, partners, communities and generous individuals, this event is set to spark an increase in grassroots generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world.

People can show their generosity in a variety of ways to participate in #GivingTuesdayNow–whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or giving to causes, every act of generosity counts. The movement is currently focused on opportunities to give back to communities and causes in safe ways that allow for social connection and kindness even while practicing physical distancing.

#GivingTuesdayNow is an opportunity for people around the world to stand together in unity–to use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and heal.

Is there a minimum donation amount?

The minimum online donation is $10.

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