How is Northeastern already seeing the impact of the D’Amore-McKim gift?
Within hours of announcing the gift, alumni, parents, and friends from all over the world were contacting us with wonderful messages about the pride they feel in the school and expressing their interest in getting more involved as volunteers and donors. Students from our Northeastern Fund Call Center continue to receive terrific feedback from alumni. We’ve had several parents contact us about supporting the school and received new inquiries from alumni about planned gifts and other philanthropic vehicles to build on Rich and Alan’s support.
What is the philanthropic significance of a named school?
Rich and Alan have single-handedly raised the bar. Significant gifts like this have a powerful ripple effect, in that they inspire and empower others to step forward and invest in the university. It is no accident that most business schools are named. This will raise Northeastern’s visibility on an international scale.
How does this gift impact Northeastern’s future fundraising?
This gift is the cornerstone for our university’s largest-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign. Rich and Alan are co-chairs of the campaign. Both have expressed that they want their gift to inspire other alumni and friends to support North-eastern during our upcoming campaign. By sharing their name with Northeastern in perpetuity, they have given a very public endorsement of President Aoun’s vision for Northeastern’s future.