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 $23,377,851 to Northern State University, of which $18,377,851 was building commitments. Thanks to the gifts of generous supporters, more than $3.6 million was distributed in the form of student scholarships. In total, more than 2,324 scholarships were awarded with an average award of $1,568 per student.


How to Give Planned Giving Give Now!


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 and Foundation News

Professors, student and business representatives standing at competition table

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s second annual GiveNDay surpassed its goal, with 1,817 donors raising $330,000 for the university and its students.

Pictured: NSU alum Tim Schut, left, sits in the NSU Avera Student Center during filming of his upcoming South Dakota Public Broadcasting documentary.

Executive Committee
Neal Schnoor

President Neal Schnoor (non-voting member)

Zach Flakus

Foundation President/CEO Zach Flakus

Mike Bockorny

Chair Mike Bockorny

Megan Biegler

Chair-Elect Megan Biegler

Chad Bergan

Past Chair Chad Bergan

Steve Stickelmeyer

 Treasurer Steve Stickelmyer

Greg Wieker

 Secretary Greg Wieker

Rod Tobin

Legal Counsel Rod Tobin

Foundation Board of Directors

Chad Bergan, Past Chair

Megan Biegler, Chair-Elect

Mike Bockorny, Chair

Neal Schnoor, NSU President (non-voting member)

Ric Dias, NSU Faculty Representative

Ashley Erickson

Jim Koehler

Mark McNeary

Andy Rehder

Arthur Russo

Allie Ryckman

Kyle Schwan, Wolves Club Chair

Steve Stickelmyer, Treasurer

Rod Tobin, Legal Counsel

Greg Wieker, Secretary