NSU Foundation

A foundation to build on.
The Northern State University Foundation (NSUF) was established in 1969 as a non-profit, self-supporting organization established solely for the benefit of Northern State University and its students.

The Northern State University Foundation is a key partner with the university in building and sustaining excellence among students and faculty, and fueling discovery in important areas on campus. The NSUF accomplishes this by raising and managing gifts from individuals and organizations. Through collaboration with university leaders and development officers, the NSUF staff ensures that fundraising activities are consistent with the university’s highest priorities and the donor’s philanthropic intentions.

The Impact of Giving

Last year, the NSU Foundation contributed more than $20,362,456 to Northern State University, $17,534,265 of which was building commitments.  More than $2.9 million was distributed directly to student scholarships. Through the gifts of generous supporters, the foundation and university awarded 2,133 scholarships, with an average scholarship award of $1,400 per student.


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WolfPACT Impact

Every day, the WolfPACT scholarship helps NSU students achieve their higher-education dreams. Hear their stories - see the impact!

Students Say Thank You

There are many worthy causes to support. Few, however, have the far-reaching effect of a transformed mind. What more worthy investment could there be?

Alumni & Friends Events Calendar

Executive Committee
Tim Downs

NSU President Tim Downs

Todd Jordre

Foundation President/CEO Todd Jordre

Chair Chad Bergan

Chair-Elect Mike Bockorny

Past Chair Nathan Reede

Megan Biegler

 Secretary/Treasurer Megan Biegler

Rod Tobin

Legal Counsel Rod Tobin

Foundation Board of Directors

Chad Bergan, Chair

Megan Biegler, Secretary/Treasurer

Mike Bockorny, Chair-Elect

Allen Chasteen

Dr. Tim Downs, NSU President

Ashley Erickson

Steve Ford

Todd Jordre, NSU Foundation President/CEO

Randy Knecht

Jim Koehler

Mark McNeary

Nathan Reede, Past Chair

Allie Ryckman

Arthur Russo

Sara Schmidt, NSU faculty representative

Steve Stickelmyer

Greg Wieker, Wolves Club Chair

Rod Tobin, legal counsel