In the wake of “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday,” Northwestern alumni and friends showed themselves to be in a particularly generous mood on December 3 for the second annual Giving Tuesday. This is the first time Northwestern has taken part in the nationwide day of philanthropy that takes place on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and the results were impressive.


By the end of the day, 238 people had made gifts to the University (including 165 undergraduate alumni), up from 62 on the same date in 2012. The surge in giving raised more than $93,000 to support Northwestern and its students.


Northwestern was one of more than 10,000 organizations taking part in Giving Tuesday, including universities such as Duke and the University of Chicago.



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