Established in 1969, the Northeastern Illinois University Foundation functions as an independent Illinois not-for-profit foundation whose corporate mission is to advance the interests and welfare of the University and its students. We are the official fundraising and private gift-receiving agency for Northeastern.
The primary functions of the Foundation are to develop private support on behalf of the University, to promote the University’s mission, and to receive and administer contributions. In this way, the Northeastern Illinois University Foundation plays a vital role in ensuring that the University remains highly affordable while retaining the highest academic standards. Private contributions, when added to state resources, add an extra dimension of support that otherwise would not be possible.
The Foundation works hand-in-hand with the president of Northeastern Illinois University to identify strategic private support priorities, and partners with faculty and staff to develop fundraising strategies and tactics. The Foundation is comprised of professional staff who work under the direction of the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, who also serves as the Executive Director. Leadership and direction for the Foundation’s activities are provided by the Foundation's Board of Directors, along with the University president and vice president of Institutional Advancement.
To contact the Foundation, call (773) 442-4200 or email email@example.com