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Two for One: OM&IS Pride Challenge

Chris & Lorraine Millington, longtime friends of the College of Business, have created a unique opportunity for all Operations Management & Information Systems (OM&IS) alumni, family and friends—a two for one challenge. Any new donor has an opportunity to make a donation to the Department of OM&IS and the Millingtons will donate twice the amount—that's a 200% return on your investment. For instance, donate $100 and the Millingtons will donate $200. The $300 donation will support areas such as:

  • Student Scholarships
  • Academic Research
  • Technology Improvements
  • Faculty Development

This opportunity is available through December 31, 2014. With your help, you can make a difference in the OM&IS Department. Act now as challenge funds are going fast. To take advantage of the OM&IS Pride Challenge, go to niufoundation.org/give.


Invest in the College

  Anthony D'Andrea
  Director of Development
  Senior Gift & Estate Planning
  (815) 753-1736

There are several ways to make your gift to Northern Illinois University's College of Business.

Giving Opportunities

  • DEAN'S CIRCLE
    AThe Dean's Circle recognizes alumni and friends who give $1,000 - $4,999 annually to support Dean Schoenbachler's vision and initiatives. learn more...

  • PROFESSORSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS
    Awarded to tenured faculty who are distinguished in scholarship, teaching, and research. Private support allows the university to provide the additional salary and research support needed to attract, develop, retain, and recognize its most deserving faculty, which in turn, benefits Northern's students and programs. learn more...

  • NAMING OPPORTUNITIES
    Allows the donor to specify to what endowment area(s) of the college they would like their contribution to go (student services, technology, or faculty development). Through this endowment approach, the donor's gift becomes an enduring contribution to the college with the principle remaining untouched. learn more...

  • SCHOLARSHIPS
    Endowed scholarships provide financial assistance to students of academic merit and/or financial need. Private support through scholarships helps the College of Business attract a diverse and high-quality student body. learn more...

  • GIFT PLANNING
    Making a gift through your estate plan or will is relatively simple and offers you many options. Learn how you can deepen your commitment to NIU and help pass on your values to loved ones. learn more...

  • OTHER WAYS TO GIVE
    The College provides a variety of opportunities for alumni and friends to support its goals and ongoing initiatives. From annual giving to planned annuities, there's a method to fit just about any budget. learn more...