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Donors pledge $12,000 in matching gifts for Northwestern’s #GivingTuesday campaign

Alva, Okla. (Nov. 15, 2016) —  After the initial announcement of its second #GivingTuesday campaign last week, the Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association is excited to announce the addition of two pledges totaling $12,000 in matching gifts. Anonymous alumni pledged $10,000 and Mary Lou Bryan, ’59, of Ponca City, Okla., pledged $2,000. Gifts – up to a cumulative sum of $12,000 – now will be matched with the potential of raising $24,000 for Northwestern PLEDGES

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on November 29, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely-recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It kick offs the holiday giving season and inspires people to collaborate in improving their local communities by giving back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.  

The Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association joins the movement to encourage every person to give at some level. This philanthropy helps ensure Northwestern students’ scholarship support continues at the level needed to sustain excellent performance.

Those who choose to give to Northwestern students or wish to stay informed on the #GivingTuesday campaign progress are encouraged to follow the Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association’s social media accounts:


How to Give

Each gift will be added to the endowment of the donor’s choice. If no choice is made, the funds will go to the general endowed scholarship fund, RISE. Gifts may be made online with a credit card at or by check payable to the Northwestern Foundation and sent to 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717. Mailed checks must be postmarked no later than Dec. 1 to be eligible for matching.

For more information on RISE and annual giving, go to or call 580-327-8593.

To learn more about the #GivingTuesday movement or to join the celebration of giving, please visit:




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