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Global Medical Missions Alliance

During a 24-hour blitz on November 29, 2016, Catalyzer joins forces with #CATSGiveBack, Northwestern’s fundraising campaign on #GivingTuesday. For one day only, 20 student organizations will go live on Catalyzer.


Take a look at the 20 student organizations raising money through Catalyzer during #CATSGiveBack and help them meet their funding goals.


  • Asian Pacific American Coalition is raising funds to bring prominent Asian or Asian American speakers to campus for its spring speaker event, which aims to raise awareness of Asian American issues, encourage discussion of identity, and help attendees advocate for social justice.


  • Chamber Opera Initiative is seeking support for its winter opera production. Funds raised will cover props, scenery, costumes, performance space, performance rights, orchestral parts, and other production expenses.


  • The Dolphin Show is fundraising to produce its 75th annual show, which celebrates the diverse talents of the Northwestern undergraduate community by providing opportunities to learn and excel in all artistic and administrative fields.


  • Global Medical Missions Alliance aims to bring together pre-health students and active health professionals in an instructional setting, with a focus on taking basic vitals and interacting with patients. Funds raised will cover materials and other event costs.


  • Junior Achievement NU Chapter is raising funds to support its mentorship development program, which trains Northwestern undergrads to be effective and attentive leaders and mentors to younger students.


  • Lipstick Theatre is raising money to cover the cost of offering select performances of its 2016–17 winter and spring productions free of charge to all students, in an effort to make them accessible to the entire Northwestern community.


  • Making Mayhem is raising funds to support its Mayhem event, a showcase highlighting the artistic talents of its student performers. Money raised will cover the cost of moving the performance to a larger venue while keeping the ticket price free.


  • MEChA de Northwestern is fundraising to support its Semana de la Mujer event, which will convene the Northwestern community to discuss the role of women of color throughout history. This free event will take place during Women’s History Month in March 2017.


  • Minority Business Association is raising money to support its winter conference, which will address the challenges of starting out in the workplace after college, with a focus on mental health, networking, career change, and work culture. The conference is free and open to all Northwestern students.


  • Multicultural Filmmakers’ Collective would like to bring prominent professionals in the filmmaking industry to campus for its spring speaker series. The speakers will discuss how their identity has affected their work and offer advice for students entering the arts community.


  • National Association of Black Journalists, Northwestern University is seeking support to produce a spring edition of BlackBoard, the only black magazine on campus. BlackBoard was started in 1971 and revived last year, and its staff needs support to ensure that the magazine’s legacy continues.


  • Northwestern Flipside plans to invite the editor in chief of The Onion—a leading satirical newspaper—to campus for “An Evening with The Onion.” Funds raised will cover production costs and ensure that the event is available free of charge.



  • Peace Project is seeking funds to support a joint publication effort with Al Bayan magazine, a Northwestern publication that covers the American Muslim experience. Funds raised will help expand Al Bayan’s audience through additional print and online publishing efforts.


  • Quest Scholars Network plans to host an event that will increase awareness of the opportunities available to low-income Northwestern students, and will include input from the offices of Undergraduate Financial Aid and Undergraduate Research, Student Enrichment Services, and Career Advancement. Funds raised will cover event costs.


  • Spring Slam Streetball Classic is raising money to support its Spring Slam event, which pits teams from across Northwestern against each other in a bracket-style outdoor basketball tournament to raise money for cancer research.


  • Supplies for Dreams is raising funds to support a three-part speaker series, which will bring in individuals and organizations to discuss how the Northwestern community can work together to improve Chicago Public Schools.


  • Treblemakers is seeking support to host Quad-A Fest, an annual conference for the Asian American A Cappella Alliance, with groups from schools across the nation. As hosts of the event, the Treblemakers will offer a free concert to the entire Northwestern community on February 25, 2017.


  • UNITY Charity Fashion Show is an annual event that unites student groups from across campus to celebrate fashion while raising money for a different charity each year. Its organizers are seeking support for the fashion show and to educate the Northwestern community about the social and political issues aligned with their 2017 charity beneficiary.


  • The Waa-Mu Show is seeking funds to support its 86th annual production, Beyond Belief: A Superhero Story. The Waa-Mu Show strives to place itself at the forefront of new musical theater writing, continuing to push the limits of the “greatest college show in America.”


Check out the full listing of Catalyzer projects raising money on November 29 and show your support during #CATSGiveBack.


All gifts made through Catalyzer are tax deductible and 100 percent of contributions directly benefit the student projects, regardless of whether they meet their fundraising goals. Gifts also count toward We Will. The Campaign for Northwestern.


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