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It's Giving Tuesday and that means #CATSGiveBack is officially underway! Join Wildcats around the world over the next 24 hours by giving to the areas at Northwestern that are most important to you. Be sure to check back here throughout the day for live updates and exciting announcements!

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Live Updates

12:00 am, Dec. 2: Aaaaannnnnndddd that's all, folks! Thank you for your support of #CATSGiveBack this Giving Tuesday. We saw a phenomenal display of dedication, gifts, and Purple Pride. Stay tuned for final results. Until then, sleep well, 'Cats.

11:45 pm: This is it, 'Cats! You've been stellar supporters all day. Only 15 minutes left to show the world how #CATSGiveBack!

11:20 pm: Where are the Mississippi, 'Cats?? Wake up your friends and let them know we can't make our map purple without them! Put Mississippi on the map.>>

10:07 pm: Young Alums, that ski trip is still up for grabs! Save yourself $521 by joining the #CATSGiveBack movement before the day ends at midnight CST!.>>

9:45 pm: HUGE shout out to our first Alaskan supporter, Krista Kielsmeier! Thanks for answering the call to make a difference. #CATSGiveBack #OneStateLeft

9:17 pm: Northwestern's Minority Business Association (MBA) is just $75 away from their goal! Help them and other #NUCatalyzer student projects reach their potential.>> #NUWeWill

8:11 pm: For the final live update of the night, we are proud to announce that we have 1,203 donors who have contributed $469,772 to Northwestern. We'll share our final tallies tomorrow. Thank you for supporting #CATSGiveBack today and always.

7:41 pm: Every donor makes a difference. However, the 197 first time donors who chose today to support Northwestern are truly special. Thank you for supporting #CATSGiveBack today and always.

7:10 pm: Ready for some stats? At the top of the hour, #CATSGiveBack is still going strong with 1,097 donors giving a total of $446,970! These donors hail from 46 states (and 20 countries) and their gifts support over 45 unique Northwestern allocations. Proudly Purple!

6:03 pm: We just crossed the 1,000 donor mark with 1,029 donors at our latest count. That's worth bragging about. Tell your friends and help us Push On!

Tweet: Share your love of Northwestern and join in the #CATSGiveBack movement

4:58 pm: Thank you for your overwhelming support these past few hours. We've now reached our $20,000 cap for the Adam Karr '93 matching challenge. For that we're truly thankful.

4:15 pm: Can we get all 50 states represented today? We are still missing domestic Wildcats from Alaska, Hawaii, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming. Let's paint these states purple!

3:01 pm: Northwestern Law has reached 57% of their #CATSGiveBack goal of 100 donors.

2:40 pm: The updates keep rolling in. The number of 2015 #CATSGiveBack donors just exceeded the number of donors we had last year! Proudly Purple, let's keep this great momentum and help us reach this year's goal.

2:33 pm: We've gotten in 50 gifts in this hour alone! Go 'Cats!

2:03 pm: We've been challenged! Alumnus Adam Karr '93 issued a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $300 per donor and with $20,000 available. Wow! Will you accept the challenge?

1:28 pm: Congratulations to our Weinberg swag bag winners: Luke D. Velders '01, Sheryl Thurston Rosenbaum '85, Lisa M. Metzger-Mugg, and Matt Jame '01, 2008 MBA!

1:00 pm: As we cross the halfway point, we enter into our next challenge: gifts made to the Northwestern Library Annual Fund today will be matched by Library board member Fred Brown ’62 up to $5,000. Celebrate the beauty of Deering Library inside and out with your gift

12:20 pm: This just in! 12 hours strong and these are our numbers: 569 Donors, $102,785.74 Dollars!! Let's Go 'Cats!

12:10 pm: Wildcats it's officially Catalyzer Hour! Support NU student crowdfunding projects Now!

11:55 am: Scholarships for our amazing students are one of the many reasons #CATSGiveBack! Alexander Ortiz accounts how his scholarship from the NU Club of Albuquerque made a difference:

"The club scholarship has made an appreciable impact on me and my family during my time at Northwestern. Although I have not used the scholarship for any item in particular, the knowledge that I have not had to pay out of pocket for any of my food, hygiene, notebooks, etc., is itself a big-ticket item for me. I am very grateful to those who contribute to the scholarship fund and am excited to be a part of the family. Go 'Cats!" - Alexander Ortiz

Join the #CATSGiveBack movement now.>>

11:45 am : It's purple everywhere here at the #CATSGiveBack headquarters! Give now for a chance to win a swag bag full of #Purplepride from the Northwestern Alumni Association.

11:30 am: Your gifts make a huge impact. Darien Wendell accounts how the NUGALA Scholarship supported his work for LGBTQ+ students:

"Being a recipient of the NUGALA Scholarship was a moment of validation and appreciation for me. It was reminder that the work I dedicated myself to to make space for LGBTQ+ students and community members at NU was seen and had made an impact to and for my communities." – Darien Renee Wendell


Join the #CATSGiveBack movement now.>>


11:15 am: #CATSGiveBack has gone international! Gifts have been received from Wildcats in 14 countries, amazing!

10:53 am: #CATSGiveBack is trending in Evanston!

10:45 am: Donor update! 457 Wildcats have made gifts, let's keep it going guys! Join the #CATSGiveBack movement now.>>

10:25 am: There are amazing things happening at the McCormick School of Engineering! Give this hour to be entered to win 1 of 12 3D printed formula race cars

10:05: a.m.: Wow! We're a little over 10 hours in and we're already approaching a gift total of $60,000! Join the #CATSGiveBack movement now.>> 

9:20: a.m.: Welcome, Dean Adrian Randolph! Weinberg's new dean has a message for you about the WCAS Humanities Plunge, Chicago Field Studies, and other initiatives for the school.

Follow @NUAlumni for more on schools and programs and how your #CATSGiveBack gift is making an impact.

8:15 a.m.: +300 donors going strong! Join the #CATSGiveBack movement now.>>

8:05 a.m.: Go ‘Cats! Give this hour for chance to win bowl game package with 2 game tickets & @coachfitz51-signed football: #CATSGiveBack

7:30 a.m.: Big news! Don Monaco ’74 will match gifts to McCormick w/ a gift to the McCormick Annual Fund. Up to $500 per donor, $10K available:

More details about matches and prizes throughout the day here.>>

7:00 a.m.: Good morning, Wildcat nation! It’s time to show the world how #CATSGiveBack! Check out this hilarious video from Northwestern student Jack Olin '16, guaranteed to get you in the #GivingTuesday spirit.


6:00 a.m.: Whoa! #NUCatalyzer student projects have just under 200 donors so far. These projects are live especially for #CATSGiveBack -- 24 hours only! Check out the full list of initiatives here.>>


5:25 a.m.: Illinois, California, Washington, New York, and Florida are leading the #CATSGiveBack pack. Is your state represented? Check out our live Giving Tuesday heat map! First update to come at 11:00 a.m.


3:00 a.m.: Way to go, 'Cats! We've already surpassed 150 donors. That's the #CATSGiveBack spirit!


12:00 a.m.: Let's Go, 'Cats! #CATSGiveBack has officially launched. Make an impact today by making a gift at #NUWeWill

For the next 24 hours we'll have special incentives and giveaways, so stay tuned