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.

Mailing address: 620 15th Ave. S.E. Aberdeen, S.D. 57401

Phone: 605-626-2550

Email: nsualumni@northern.edu


The Impact of Giving

Last year the NSU Foundation contributed $19,175,114 to Northern State University, of which $14,314,970 was building commitments. Thanks to the gifts of generous supporters, more than $3.2 million was distributed in the form of student scholarships. In total, more than 2,152 scholarships were awarded with an average award of $1,450 per student.


How to Give Planned Giving Give Now!




Help support our Student Emergency Relief Fund for COVID-19

The Northern State University Foundation has established the Covid-19 Student Emergency Relief Fund.

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Northern students are facing job loss, child care expenses and lack of internet access and other digital resources after spring semester instruction was moved online.

This fund will provide immediate grants to students to help them stay enrolled and return to Northern. Donors, supporters, alumni and community - please help in any way you can.


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

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

Andy Rehder

Arthur Russo

Allie Ryckman

Sara Schmidt, NSU faculty representative

Steve Stickelmyer

Rod Tobin, legal counsel

Greg Wieker, Wolves Club Chair