We'll be giving out prizes all days for the generous donors who make a gift in honor of #CATSGiveBack!

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Giveaways and Incentives
All Day

Give to Bienen School of Music and be entered to win 2 tickets to the performance of your choice at the Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall.


Give to the School of Communication and be entered to win 2 tickets to Waa-Mu in 2016.


Give to the University Libraries Annual Fund and your gift will be matched with a gift to the University Libraries Annual Fund by Fred Brown ’62. $5,000 available in matching funds.


Give to McCormick School of Engineering and your gift will be matched with a gift to the McCormick Annual Fund by Don Monaco ’74. Up to $500 per donor; $10,000 available in matching funds.


Give to Feinberg School of Medicine student scholarships and a donor will match all gifts. $20,000 available in matching funds.

7 a.m.

#CATSGiveBack Morning Launch

Announcement of Don Monaco $10,000 McCormick match (up to $500 per donor)

To the memories... School of Communication donors will be entered to win 2 Waa-Mu 2016 tickets!


Waa-Mu Ticket Winners: TBA

8 a.m.

Athletics giveaway: Bowl Package (2 tailgate tickets, 2 game tickets, and a special Coach Fitz signed football)

Bowl game details: TBA on December 6


Bowl Winner: Daria M. Labinsky ’84, ’86 MSJ

9 a.m.

Weinberg Hour: Donors this will be entered to win Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences swag (multiple prizes for multiple winners!)

Give this hour and be entered to win the opportunity to have coffee and talk about economics with Professor Mark Witte.


Coffee Chat Winner: TBA

Weinberg Swag Winners:

Luke D. Velders ’01

Sheryl Thurston Rosenbaum ’85

Lisa M. Metzger-Mugg

Matt Jame ’01, ’08 MBA

10 a.m.

McCormick Hour: Give now to be entered to win 1 of 12 3-D printed formula race cars*


Formula Car Winners:
Edward Thrall Lavino
Gail J. Hacker ’83 MD

Janet E. Klein ’81

Eric J. Steffe ’95

George R. Clutts ’48 MD

Katie Ruch Terrazas ’01

Leah Danielle Johnson ’10

Suzanne H. Sutton ’04


*paperweight size

11 a.m.

Lacking in the #PurplePride department? Donors this hour are eligible to win an awesome Northwestern Alumni Association swag bag!


NAA Swag Winner: Ryan S. Comfort ’79

12 p.m.

Catalyzer Hour

1 p.m.

All gifts to the library today will be matched by Library Board Member Fred Brown '62; up to $5,000.

Honor your cherished study group time with a gift to the Library Annual Fund!


Speaking of reading -- give this hour for the chance to win a beautiful copy of Northwestern University: A History by Jay Pridmore


Book Winner: Jennifer Vogt Lescott ’96

2 p.m.

NAA swag bag giveaway #2


NAA Swag Winner: TBA

3 p.m.

Young Alumni Ski Trip giveaway begins, ends at 11:59 p.m.*

SESP Hour: Make your gift to the School of Education and Social Policy to be entered to win SESP swag! #SESPLove


SESP Swag Winners:

Michael Alperin ’11

David N. Figlio

Kristin K. Stang ’89, ’02 PhD

Melissa Lynn Brown ’13

Ski Trip Winner: Hira Khan ’11

*Ski package includes lodging, lift tickets, and ski rental at Breckenridge, CO on February 26-28, 2016. Winnings may be taxable. Not transferable. Flight not included.

4 p.m.

Medill/Daily Hour


More NAA swag than you can bag! Give now to be entered in our third swag bag giveaway!


NAA Swag Winner: TBA

5 p.m.

Go 'Cats! Northwestern Men's Basketball ticket giveaway: Wildcats v. Sacred Heart

Game details: Monday, December 21, 6:00 p.m. at Welsh-Ryan Arena, 2 pairs of tickets available


Basketball Winners:

Michelle Sens Novo ’81 MBA

Game: NU v. SIU

Evanston Dec. 5, 2015 @ 2:00 pm

Sacred Heart TBA

6 p.m.

Giveaways: 2 music tickets, set of 5 career books

Music to your ears -- a Bienen School of Music gift could land you 2 music tickets to a performance in the state-of-the-art Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall!


5 sets of 5 books by alumni speakers are up for grabs! Make a gift this hour to be entered to win!

Works included:

  • Chicago by Day and Night, by Paul Durica and Bill Savage ’88
  • Pitch Ninja, by Mike Moyer ’96
  • Get it Done, by Sam Bennett ’85
  • Expectation Hangover, by Christine Hassler ’98
  • Networking in the 21st Century, by David Fisher ’98


Alumni Speaker Book Winners:

Alejandra Garcia Garcia ’07 JD

Doug Meffley ’04

Tamara Hoffman P ’10, P ’19

Bienen Winner: Nikita Ramanujam ’15

7 p.m.

McCormick book giveaway


Make a gift this hour to enter the drawing for 1 of 5 copies of Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering E. E. Lewis' How Safe Is Safe Enough?: Technological RIsks, Real and Perceived


McCormick Book Winners: TBA

8 p.m.

A Day With Northwestern ticket giveaway

Give this hour and be entered to win 2 tickets to A Day with Northwestern in April 2016.

9 p.m.-11:59 p.m.Last chance to make your gift!


**You may enter any of these drawings without making a gift by filling out this form.