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Ways to Give

Listed below are the various ways you can give to NNU. You can participate in a large project, like the new Student Commons, or donate to an endowed fund or scholarship.



Student Commons

Thanks to the generosity of the global NNU community, we've exceeded our goal of $16.5 million to construct the new Student Commons! If you've made a pledge to help construct the new Student Commons, please take a moment and fulfill your pledge. Also, there is still time to donate and be part of this historic project.

Fulfill Your Pledge
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Endowments & Scholarships

Endowment funds, including endowed scholarships, exist in perpetuity and provide the resources each year that are necessary for countless students to experience NNU.

Give to an Endowment or Scholarship

University Fund

A lifeline of the operating budget, the University Fund bridges some of the gap between the full cost of education at NNU and the amount actually paid by students.

Give to the University Fund

Planned Giving

Learn how you can join the NNU Legacy Partners, a group of faithful supporters who have made arrangements for the University in their estate plans.

Learn More About Planned Giving

IRA Rollover Giving

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by employees, retirees, and spouses of employees. By taking advantage of a company's matching gift benefit, you may be able to double, or even triple the amount of your contribution.

Learn More About Matching Gifts

Not Sure?

Is there a specific way you'd like to give to NNU? Would you like to give directly to a department, athletics, or something else? No problem. You can declare how you'd like your donation to be used when you make an online donation.

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Why Support NNU

Although alumni, parents, friends, and institutional partners of NNU all have their own compelling answer to this question, there are some overriding motivations that many of our donors share. Our donors want to give back to the University (or college) that helped make them who they are today.

They also want to give forward: helping the next generation of students from across the nation and around the world become part of the NNU community, and helping our outstanding faculty and staff prepare students to make a difference. They want to support NNU's interdisciplinary research, which is making lives better, and seeking out new answers to old questions. And they want to support a campus that seeks a more excellent way, to be a transformative learning community expressing the love of Jesus by forming scholars, nurturing disciples, serving the Church, shaping the culture, redeeming the world.