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I'd be curious to know how just how much funds the Foundation has raised, and don't include the Barsema's donation for the business school - he gave that without being asked.
02-03-2004 10:25 PM
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HuskieDan Wrote:I'd be curious to know how just how much funds the Foundation has raised, and don't include the Barsema's donation for the business school - he gave that without being asked.
No clue on the amount. However it is worth noting that the vast bulk of giving is in "directed contributions." Most everybody who gives to NIU directs their donation to something. In my case, I direct my annual contribution specifically to the College of Business. Recently I directed a separate donation to the Alumni and Visitor Center building campaign. This year for the first time I will direct dollars to the Huskie Club in addition to my normal gift to the College of Business.

There is doubtful a big pool of untargeted donations that are available for NIU to use as it sees fit. Obviously, it must abide to how people want their contribution put to use.
02-04-2004 11:42 AM
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niu85alum Wrote:
HuskieDan Wrote:I'd be curious to know how just how much funds the Foundation has raised, and don't include the Barsema's donation for the business school - he gave that without being asked.
No clue on the amount. However it is worth noting that the vast bulk of giving is in "directed contributions." Most everybody who gives to NIU directs their donation to something. In my case, I direct my annual contribution specifically to the College of Business. I recently directed a donation specifically to the Alumni and Visitor Center building campaign.

There is doubtful a big pool of untargeted donations that are available for NIU to use as it sees fit. Obviously, it must abide to how people want their contribution put to use.
On the Huskie Club donation card, it is requested where you would like your donation used - specific sport(s) or general Athletic Dept. use (all sports). Wouldn't it be great if they would include an additional category for the proposed football facility with the caveat that if it does not get built, your donation would go toward the general use of the Athletic Dept. (or football, specifically)? Or, they could include a line for contributions to the facility in addition to your Huskie Club donation.
02-04-2004 11:50 AM
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niu85alum Wrote:
HuskieDan Wrote:I'd be curious to know how just how much funds the Foundation has raised, and don't include the Barsema's donation for the business school - he gave that without being asked.
No clue on the amount. However it is worth noting that the vast bulk of giving is in "directed contributions." Most everybody who gives to NIU directs their donation to something. In my case, I direct my annual contribution specifically to the College of Business. I recently directed a donation specifically to the Alumni and Visitor Center building campaign.

There is doubtful a big pool of untargeted donations that are available for NIU to use as it sees fit. Obviously, it must abide to how people want their contribution put to use.
On the Huskie Club donation card, it is requested where you would like your donation used - specific sport(s) or general Athletic Dept. use (all sports). Wouldn't it be great if they would include an additional category for the proposed football facility with the caveat that if it does not get built, your donation would go toward the general use of the Athletic Dept. (or football, specifically)? Or, they could include a line for contributions to the facility in addition to your Huskie Club donation.
That's a good idea. Maybe you or someone else could propose that to the Huskie Athletic Department. I can't see where there would be much objection. After all giving is giving and every dime should be gladly accepted.
02-04-2004 12:06 PM
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[quote="Dog Fan"] [quote="niu85alum"] Actually, I think NIU has done a good job over the last couple of years in selling alumni on the need to give.
02-04-2004 12:15 PM
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What I think needs to be asked is how these other MAC schools have managed to raise money and very nice facilities.

Also, why does this need to be a quick donation process? There are many projects which are built after many years of fundraising. NIU should start a fundraising program that has a specific purpose.

Ex: Please give for the future of NIU football, we are announcing the Huskie Pride Fundraising Project. This project will be used to improve and grow Huskie Football through facilities and other benefits. Donations will be used when appropriate funds are available, etc. etc.

How much money could have been collected over the last 2 years that was never asked for?

This is what I blame Cary and crew for. NIU wasted a golden opportunity to get the cash flow coming in.
02-04-2004 01:18 PM
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NIU27 Wrote:What I think needs to be asked is how these other MAC schools have managed to raise money and very nice facilities.
Some enterprising reporter from the Northern Star or DeKalb Chronicle should be asking this question and pursuing the people with the answers.

I'd really like to here how our peers in the MAC are getting these types of things done before I pass judgement on anyone.
02-04-2004 10:34 PM
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Flying Corn Wrote:
NIU27 Wrote:What I think needs to be asked is how these other MAC schools have managed to raise money and very nice facilities.
Some enterprising reporter from the Northern Star or DeKalb Chronicle should be asking this question and pursuing the people with the answers.

I'd really like to here how our peers in the MAC are getting these types of things done before I pass judgement on anyone.
An investigation into the matter would probably draw one overwhelming conclusion. Too much apathy by too many for all things sports at NIU.
02-05-2004 10:20 AM
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