In line with President Douglas D. Baker’s priority of student career success, the NIU Foundation employs students in all of its major areas including accounting, communications, donor relations, alumni relations, gift processing, and development. The foundation also elects a student director annually.
Student Representative to the Board Each year, the NIU Foundation elects a student director to serve on its Board. Effective July 1, 2014, Marketing major, Nick Lumley joined the NIU Foundation Board as its Student Director. Enrolled in the AACSB accredited College of Business and active in the campus club for aspiring social entrepreneurs called CAUSE, Nick began his connection to the Foundation through employment with the Northern Fund.
Student Telefund The NIU Huskie Telefund is the largest source of alumni engagement for Northern Illinois University. Our dedicated student fundraisers work to gain private support from alumni, parents, and friends of NIU while updating our records, and providing a personal connection to Northern. With 24 calling stations, two team leaders and six student managers, the telefund employs over 50 students in their fundraising efforts for NIU. Our student fundraisers call six evenings per week, making an average of 2,500 calls each night to contact our ever-growing base of alumni. Thanks to our hardworking students, the telefund helps the Northern Fund annually secure around $1 million from over 7,000 loyal alumni, parents, and friends of NIU. Interested in becoming part of our student telefund? Apply now.