The Northwestern State University Foundation is committed to excellence in providing educational and cultural resources, and fostering economic development in our region.
How does the Columns Fund assist Northwestern State University? How does your donation provide for our students?
  • Provides the resources to uphold our prestigious academic reputation
  • Provides support that allows us to raise additional funds for scholarships, building renovations and academic programs
  • Provides vital funding that state appropriations, tuition, fees and restricted support “do not” cover
  • Sponsors various campus and community events, projects and activities
  • Supports alumni gatherings, recruiting events, receptions and reunions
  • Assists with recruiting, retention, and promoting our alma mater
  • Escalates the Student Experience by enhancing and increasing the services we offer
  • Provides support for community and regional partnerships and affiliations
  • Enhancement of civic, cultural, educational and economic development endeavors
  • Provides funding for continuing education and training for our faculty, staff and students
  • Preserves the beautification of our campuses and maintains the historical value of our buildings

Contributors to the Columns Fund provide funding for many programs and projects with their annual unrestricted, tax-deductible contributions. During this time of extreme budget cuts and economic challenges, the Columns Fund is even more crucial to the continued success of Northwestern State. By contributing to the Columns Fund you have the opportunity to make a significant impact on Northwestern State’s future and make a meaningful investment in our student’s success.

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