Campus Campaign

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Barrett answers_ns_djm editsAs a member of Northeastern’s faculty or staff, you are the public face of the university—its heart and spirit, and the embodiment of its strengths and aspirations. That’s why you can play a vital role in the Empower campaign, whether as an advocate, a volunteer, a supporter, or all three.

Faculty and staff are among Northeastern’s strongest advocates and champions. Every day, we—teachers, mentors, researchers, skilled professionals, service providers, and craftspeople—choose to give generously of our time and expertise. Many of us also make gifts to the university year after year.

As Northeastern embarks on a new and historic campaign, support from faculty and staff is more meaningful than ever. Our sheer participation makes a bold statement to the world. When we stand behind the university, others—alumni, parents, friends, foundations and febcorporations—are motivated to join us.

Every gift matters, no matter the size. What counts is the simple fact that we care enough to invest in the university’s future.

Taken together, contributions add up, empowering students and faculty-researchers to learn, discover, and change society for the better. Scores of programs and initiatives welcome funding.

Thank you for exploring this website. As Advancement’s staff liaison to the Campus Campaign Committee, I welcome your engagement and ideas.

Carolyn Jasinski
Director, Leadership Relations


Be a Campaign Volunteer


Along with the Campus Campaign Executive Committee, a core group of 170 supporter-volunteers have been recruited to serve as ambassadors for the Campus Campaign. These “university citizens,” who include faculty and staff members at every rank, and from all nine colleges and schools, serve for one academic year. Their role is to engage colleagues in supporting the campaign, answer questions, and provide information about the campaign’s goals and progress.







Empower Campaign Committee

As a Campaign Committee volunteer, you’ll be asked to:

  • Make a personal contribution to the Campus Campaign;
  • Commit time to encourage giving by others within your division or unit;
  • Tap your own social networks to open doors to potential donors on behalf of staff members from Advancement and Alumni Relations;
  • Help plan and host Committee-sponsored events on campus that promote engagement; and
  • Advocate for campaign initiatives at events in your own department.

If you are interested in learning more about this on-campus leadership role, please contact Carolyn Jasinski at

Campus Campaign Timeline





What is the Campus Campaign?faculty

The Campus Campaign is an organized fundraising effort that encourages each of us, current and retired faculty and staff members alike, to support a program or initiative within the campaign’s three strategic priorities—students, faculty, and innovation in education and research—that speaks to our own interests and passions. Collectively, our gifts will impact society—by influencing students’ lives, advancing the frontiers of research, or enriching campus life. Such gifts also raise the value of a Northeastern degree.

Why does Northeastern need faculty and staff support?

When we stand behind the university, we send a powerful message to others. Our support signals confidence in Northeastern and its future. Collectively, our participation inspires philanthropy from other individuals as well as corporations, foundations, and government agencies.

How much should I give? Will my gift be confidential?

Giving by faculty and staff is entirely optional and voluntary. Every gift matters, no matter the size. A robust rate of participation is the ultimate goal. In the Faculty and Staff Campaign, all gifts are confidential unless the donor elects to add his or her name to a Faculty and Staff Honor Roll of Donors.

How does payroll deduction work?

Payroll deduction is an easy way to make a gift. When you enroll in payroll deduction, your gift is automatically deducted from your paycheck in the amount and time frame you specify. You can set up a payroll deduction here.

Alternatively, you can submit a paper form, downloadable here.

Can I make a gift online?

Gifts may be made with a credit card at a secure site online. Visit our giving form here.

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Gifts to Northeastern are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of state and federal laws. To explore the tax implications of your donation, please consult a tax adviser and/or legal counsel.

My spouse works for a matching gift company. How might this help Northeastern?

If your spouse’s company participates in a matching gift program, you can double or even triple your contribution to Northeastern. If your spouse’s employer is a participant, simply enclose the company’s matching gift form, which is typically available on the company’s website, along with your check, made payable to Northeastern University.