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Ways To Support

Naming Rights*

Leave your mark on NIU Athletics and leave a legacy that will be viewed for years to come through a naming rights gift. Naming opportunities exist at each of the NIU athletic facilities.

Cost of Attendance

Contributions towards cost of attendance cover student-athlete's expenses beyond room, board, tuition, and books. See Page 13 for more information.


Endowments generate earnings, and the principal is invested for the long term, sustaining the future of NIU Athletics. You can direct your gift to support a particular interest or to be used where the need is the greatest.

Estate Giving

Through thoughtful estate planning, you can ensure that the important people and favorite causes in your life receive support for many years to come. The tools and resources the NIU Foundation can provide will help you learn more about preparing an effective estate plan and planning a gift to NIU.

Sport-Specific Giving

Contributions to NIU Athletics may be allocated to the sport of your choice. Support any of the 17 Huskie sports programs.

*If you are interested in Naming Rights, please contact the Huskie Athletic Fund at (815) 753-1923.

How to Give


Visit Online contributions may be made with American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa credit cards.


Mail a check, payable to “NIU Foundation” to the Huskie Athletic Fund Office at P.O. Box 906 DeKalb, IL 60115.

Matching Gifts

You can increase your level of giving by combining your contribution with matching funds from your employer. If your employer will match gifts to NIU Athletics, please enclose your employer’s form with your contribution.


Donated services or items (e.g. food and beverage, athletic equipment, printing, air travel, etc.) that would normally be purchased by the NIU Athletic Department are considered gift-in-kind and are always appreciated. Subject to University approval and IRS regulations, the value of the contribution would be credited to your account.

Gifts of Securities

Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, etc. are accepted in partnership with the Northern Illinois University Foundation.

If you are interested in supporting our Campaign To Sustain, please contact the Huskie Athletic Fund at (815) 753-1923.