Northwest College Raises Over $137,000 on Giving Day 2023

Northwest College Raises Over $137,000 on Giving Day 2023

Written by on April 3, 2023

The one-day drive raised thousands of dollars for campus projects and the ongoing commitment to providing quality educational opportunities to the residents of the Bighorn Basin.

The Northwest College Foundation held its third annual Giving Day campaign Thursday, March 30, breaking its record for total dollars raised. During this 24-hour giving blitz, much of the excitement revolved around raising funds for the New Student Center and the “Dee Havig Housing Office Naming Project.”

Northwest College Foundation Giving Day 2023 logo

This year, 327 individuals donated $137,851 to support several Northwest College scholarships and initiatives.

Many N.W.C. priority projects received ample funding thanks to the one-day drive:

  • Dee Havig Housing Office Naming Project ($50,000)
  • the New Student Center ($30,520)
  • Academic scholarships ($25,000)
  • Athletic scholarships ($4,851)
  • Other program support ($2,525)

Additionally, funds were raised for various smaller program/academic projects across campus, totaling $17,190 raised and $24,955 with matching funds.

At the 75, 150, and 250 donor levels, a bonus gift was unlocked and added to the total Giving Day donations.

N.W.C.’s Student Senate offered the largest challenge for the 2023 Giving Day by matching up to $25,000 to name the Housing Office in the New Student Center after longtime N.W.C. employee Dee Havig.

Challenge sponsors included Dr. Tom and Rita Anderson, Dave and Sue Bonner, Clay and Lynne Cummins, Tim and Connie Hopkins, S.B.W. & Associates, area State Farm agents (Jen Talich, Cody; Dave Blevins, Powell; Tom Newman, Lovell), the family of John DeWitt, and N.W.C. President Lisa Watson and her husband, Tom.

Some leadership gifts were used to unlock bonuses, while others provided matching gift funding for the New Student Center and Program/Academic Projects during incentive opportunities offered in the evening.

Watsons’s bonus was used to encourage participation from new donors by matching contributions.

NWC Giving Day 2023 donations

Giving Day is a collaborative effort between the N.W.C..C. Foundation & Alumni and many academic and program areas across the campus.

Together, the entities raised awareness about the event and departmental projects.

Alums and friends were engaged through printed mail pieces, social media posts, emails, the Giving Day website, and a video. Throughout the 24-hour Giving Day timeframe, and even after the event, gifts steadily came in through the website.

Those who chose to give online once again could share positive messages and stories about their own experiences aN.W.CWC. To see the messages and final campaign updates, visit the official Giving Day page at

The Northwest College Foundation secures and manages private gifts N.W.C. supporting student opportunities and enhancing the College’s educational offerings. Through the Alumni Association, the office also facilitates connections with 24,000+ alums around the world. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with assets of $50 million.

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