Donors like you united together to provide the best experience possible for our students, for our faculty, and for our entire Northeastern community.

We truly appreciate your generous giving. Through your philanthropy, you help keep Northeastern running each and every year!

THANK YOU!

THANK YOU!

 

Annual gifts support a wide variety of ongoing university activities, including scholarships, co-op, faculty enrichment, athletics, financial assistance, and other vital programs that enhance students’ educations and quality of life. Your giving provides the means to discover, achieve, and create new experiences.

So many amazing things are happening at Northeastern, and we are grateful to you for helping drive these remarkable results.

Learn more about why giving matters by watching this video, and read the stories of our students and faculty touched by your generosity.

ANNUAL GIVING: YOUR SUPPORT

Your consistent, annual support is critical to keeping things exciting, innovative, and dynamic at Northeastern. Your impact is valuable to both the university and our global community. Here’s what your collective generosity added up to this year.

In fiscal year 2017, donors gave $125.5 million to Northeastern

24,982 donors supported Northeastern University from 83 countries

1,555 were first-time donors

 We received 15,792 gifts of $100 or less, totaling $780,240

Of our annual fund donors…

%

were alumni

%

were students

%

were parents

%

were friends

%

were faculty or staff

UNDERGRADUATE PARTICIPATION

Northeastern has been ranked in the top 50 universities by U.S. News & World Report for the past four years. Your contributions—of any amount—keep Northeastern positioned as one of the best institutions of higher education around.

%

of all donors were undergraduate alumni

Northeastern is one of only 15 universities in the nation with a positive financial outlook, as rated by Moody’s Investors Service

Northeastern has been ranked among the top 50 national universities for four consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report

Our rank has climbed from 98 in 2006 to 39 in 2017

The university was ranked fifth for undergraduate entrepreneurship programs by the Princeton Review in 2016.

HUSKY CORNERSTONE CLUB

Our loyal, consistent donors—those who give every year—are the backbone of annual giving to the university. We are honored to celebrate their loyalty and dedication to Northeastern by welcoming them as members of the Husky Cornerstone Club.

8,209

alumni are currently members of the Husky Cornerstone Club

1,526

new members joined the Husky Cornerstone Club in fiscal year 2017

STUDENT GIVING

Thank you, seniors! Many of you through the Senior Legacy program have supported your favorite initiatives at Northeastern—from athletics, to co-op, to scholarships—which are the parts of the university that made this place your home. We greatly appreciate your support, and thanks to your generosity we posted a record-breaking year with senior participation. We couldn’t have done it without you.

2,013 seniors gave back to the university

%

Participation Rate

$57,921 was raised by students

UNIVERSITY PRIORITIES

Your generosity supports the wide-ranging needs of the university, enabling Northeastern to promptly invest in emerging priorities—in areas as varied as co-op, research innovation, and new facilities. Your unrestricted giving provides the flexibility to meet critical opportunities as they arise, in turn allowing Northeastern to continually shape the future of learning and discovery.

10,028
donors

10,028
donors

gave to the areas of greatest need in fiscal year 2017

16,530 students

16,530 students

participated in at least one of 350+ campus organizations at Northeastern

FINANCIAL AID

Gifts to financial aid and scholarships keep a Northeastern education affordable and accessible. Your generosity helps the university continue to attract a gifted, deserving, and diverse student body that is prepared to lead change.

1,802

donors supported some form of financial aid

75%

of all students received some form of financial aid

SPECIFIC COLLEGE SUPPORT

When you give to a particular school or college, your assistance strengthens academic programming, student opportunities, and innovative initiatives. Your gift makes an important impact on the students, faculty, and staff that are a part of that particular college community.

17,568 donors supported their college

17,568 donors supported their college

%

Bouvé College of Health Sciences

%

College of Arts, Media and Design

%

College of Computer and Information Science

%

College of Engineering

%

College of Science

%

College of Social Sciences and Humanities

%

D'Amore-McKim School of Business

%

College of Professional Studies

GIVING TO CO-OP

Most of the university’s 3,000 co-op employers provide full-time compensation to students. However, certain worthy organizations—startup companies, public service agencies, and nonprofit organizations—are unable to offer sufficient salaries. Your support helps open doors to some of the most meaningful and challenging co-ops a student can have.

976 donors supported experiential learning opportunities in 133 countries

11,002 students went on co-op placements

%

of our graduates are employed full time or enrolled in graduate school within nine months of graduation

%

of employed graduates are doing work related to their major

SUPPORT FOR ATHLETICS

Your investment in your favorite Northeastern team empowers our student-athletes to dream big and enables our programs to surpass their goals. There are 16 varsity teams and 465 athletes that you have supported at the university. Thank you!

3,465

donors supported athletics

There are currently 16 Varsity teams and 465 athletes that donors have supported at the university.

There are currently 16 Varsity teams and 465 athletes that donors have supported at the university.

GIVING DAY 2017

Northeastern’s first-ever Giving Day, held on April 13, was an incredible 24 hours! The support the university received on Giving Day has made so much possible, and for that we truly thank you.

2,739 donations were made on Giving Day

$498,215 was raised

1,530 donors were alumni

Alumni from the classes of 1943–2017 participated in Giving Day

Top five supported funds on Giving Day:

AREAS OF GREATEST NEED

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE DEAN’S FUND

FINANCIAL
AID

DMSB
DEAN’S FUND

DONOR SPOTLIGHTS

Your support of Northeastern is essential to our student-run clubs and organizations, community service projects, artistic and cultural pursuits, campus-based religious and spiritually oriented groups, and athletic teams—everything that makes up the Northeastern experience. Thank you for giving back and for making our year possible. Thank you for giving back and for making our year possible.

EUGENE REPPUCCI, E’60, MEd’65, HON. ’95, and CORINNE REPPUCCI, LA’64, MEd’71

From the moment I stepped on campus as a student, I thrived at Northeastern largely due to my involvement in so many university activities.

My career in philanthropy began at Northeastern. I was hired as an assistant in the University Development Office in 1961, rising through the ranks over 34 years to Senior Vice President for Development. I am proud to be a triple Husky and proud that my wife Corinne (Cianci) is a double Husky and former Professor of Cooperative Education.

As a retiree, and having served on the university’s Corporation and Board of Overseers, I have the unique perspective of having worked with 6 of the 7 Presidents of Northeastern. President Aoun continues the university tradition of being the absolute right person for the job and is elevating Northeastern to new unimagined heights.

Northeastern has had a profound impact on our lives so it is important to me and Corinne to assist the University in any way we can. We want to continue to embrace the people and programs that benefit our students. That is why we give to the Annual Fund. It’s been another way for us to give back to a great institution.

GIVING MATTERS

Giving matters. Your philanthropy does so much every year. But don’t just take it from us; read the stories of some of the people whose lives you’ve touched.