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Office of University Development records

 Unprocessed — Box: 1
Identifier: Z16-042

Content Description

Asa S. Knowles, Northeastern University's (NU) third president, created the Office of University Development (OUD) in 1959 to increase NU's resources through fundraising activities and campaigns. These activities include Planned Giving, which encourages bequests, annuities, trusts, and life income agreements; Corporation and Foundations, which promotes capital gifts and grants from corporations, foundations, and other organizations; Alumni and Friends, which manages donations from former students and other individuals; and Annual Giving, which promotes a yearly fund drive to solicit donations from former students. The OUD also works closely with the Office of Alumni Relations on alumni solicitation. These two offices jointly sponsor recognition programs, such as the Husky Associates, the Huntington Society, the Frank Palmer Speare Society, and the Century Club, to acknowledge individual contributors, alumni supporters, and corporate benefactors. Since the inception of the OUD, Northeastern has launched four major fundraising campaigns: The Diamond Anniversary Development Program (1961-1973), the Century Fund (1980-1991), the Centennial Campaign (1991-1998), and the Leadership Campaign (2001-2006). The collection consists of one VHS tape: Northeastern University Campus Campaign Multimedia Show, 1987. The collection is unprocessed. 46/4 Accessioned 2015 Dec 17. May be duplicate of tape already in A10.

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  • Creation: 1987


0.15 cubic feet (0.15 cubic feet in 1 half manuscript box.)