Join us this December for a holiday fundraiser to support student scholarships! Buy your tickets today or call us to schedule a private hayride! 

Give to Northern

The generosity of our donors helps MSU-Northern become a better place, one student and one project at a time. Thank you for taking the time to make a donation today! You can give to a team, scholarship, or program, and learn more about planned gifts here on our website. 


Through your generosity, you can impact the lives of our students.


Planned gifts are an excellent way to support the future of Northern.


Learn about events, volunteering and other activities.


We can help you catch up with Alumni or Faculty from your past.

Take Advantage of 2021 Tax Breaks!

It's nearly the end of the year, so don't forget to consider how a charitable donation might help you prepare for tax season in 2022. Here are just a few of your options:

  • A donation in cash of 100% of a donor’s adjusted gross income can be deducted for charitable contributions in 2021 (compared to 20%-60% in years past)
  • If you do not itemize but make a cash gift to a charity, you will be allowed to take a special tax deduction up to $300 ($600 for joint filers), to reduce your tax liability.
    • If you are 70 ½ or older, you can roll up to $100,000 from your IRA to the MSU Northern Foundation.
    • Gifts made from your IRA (up to $100,000 per year) are not reportable as taxable income.
      • To qualify, the transfer must go directly from your IRA to the Foundation.
      • The gift must be an outright gift, but can be used to satisfy existing pledges.
      • The gift will qualify for your required minimum distribution.

The MSU-Northern Foundation

Our mission is to engage alumni and friends of the University, enrich student experiences and provide ethical stewardship while supporting the University’s strategic goals.

Total Scholarships to Students in FY21
Contributions to the Foundation in FY21