This week's Wildcat of the Week, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences alumnus Ashish Lal ’98, is #CallingAllCats in honor of Northwestern's fiscal year end on August 31. Lal, incoming Co-Chair of the Chicago Regional Board of the Northwestern University Leadership Circle and a silver-level member NU Loyal shares his thoughts on why giving back is important to him:
Each of us has our own personal reasons for giving back to Northwestern. For me, it’s because college was a transformative experience. I learned how to think critically and solve problems in a team-based environment through participation in the Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences (MMSS) program. I was surrounded by people with different backgrounds and experiences, which drove me to pursue a career in international business upon graduation. I built lifelong relationships through participation in the Greek system, special interest clubs, playing sports and otherwise—these people are among my closest friends today.
I choose to give back to Northwestern so that the University can maintain its diversity and inclusivity. I give consistently to help maintain Northwestern’s exceptional reputation—alumni participation influences national rankings, which helps the University attract top students and faculty from around the world as well as other types of donor support. I’m asking you to make a gift to Northwestern before August 31 for these reasons and others that may be more personal to you.
With only a few weeks left before the end of Northwestern’s fiscal year, make your gift today.