NSU Foundation

A foundation to build on.
The Northern State University Foundation (NSUF) was established in 1969 as a non-profit, self-supporting organization established solely for the benefit of Northern State University and its students. The Northern State University Foundation is a key partner with the university in building and sustaining excellence among students and faculty, and fueling discovery in important areas on campus. The NSUF accomplishes this by raising and managing gifts from individuals and organizations. Through collaboration with university leaders and development officers, the NSUF staff ensures that fundraising activities are consistent with the university’s highest priorities and the donor’s philanthropic intentions.
The Impact of Giving

Last year, the NSU Foundation contributed over $4.4 million to Northern State University, with $2.5 million going directly to student scholarships. Through the gifts of generous supporters, the foundation and university awarded 2,031 scholarships, with an average scholarship award of $1,251 per student.


How to Give Planned Giving Give Now!

There are many worthy causes to support. Few, however, have the far-reaching effect of a transformed mind. What more worthy investment could there be?




Executive Committee

Timothy downs

Todd Jordre

Nathan Reede

Dr. Timothy Downs

NSU President

Mr. Todd Jordre

President and CEO

Mr. Nathan Reede


Chad lang

Mike Bockorny

Rod Tobin

Todd Seyer

Mr. Chad Lang

Vice Chair

Mr. Mike Bockorny


Mr. Rod Tobin

Legal Counsel

Mr. Todd Seyer

Past Chair

Foundation Board of Directors

Chad Bergan, Wolves Club chair

Megan Biegler

Ashley Erickson

Steve Ford

Jim Kennedy, faculty representative

Randy Knecht

Jim Koehler

Arthur Russo

Steve Stickelmyer

Rod Tobin, legal counsel

Cindi Walsh