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Hey, Northeastern! Will you Double the Difference?

Goodwin Gift Challenge status

On New Year's Day, 2016, Northeastern Illinois University launched the Goodwin Gift Challenge. Northeastern alumnus Daniel L. Goodwin issued a challenge to alumni and friends to raise $500,000 each year in 2016, 2017 and 2018, which he pledges to match.

Guess what, Golden Eagles? You helped us reach Year One of the Goodwin Gift Challenge in 2016! That means Northeastern receives $500,000 from Mr. Goodwin. Thank you!

Year Two is officially underway with a new $500,000 goal. Can we count YOU in?

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Daniel L. Goodwin with administrative team, President Hahs and vice presidents

Here's how you can Double the difference: 

Any time you give to Northeastern during 2017 and 2018, just check the box "Count me in!" for the Goodwin Gift Challenge. 

  • Visit
  • Choose to give ANY amount to ANY designation
  • Check the "Count Me In!" box and your gift will count toward the $500,000 goal to meet the Goodwin Gift Challenge

Mr. Goodwin's total commitment of $2.5 million will benefit the newly named Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education to support scholarships, programs and lectures.

Your gift goes wherever you decide. When you "Count Me In!" you double the impact of your gift by helping Northeastern in two places at once.

What do you say, Northeastern? Can we count YOU in?


Daniel L. Goodwin

“Today we measure the success of this challenge in dollars and cents. In time, we will measure it in the number of lives transformed.”                      

Daniel L. Goodwin, B.A. Elementary Education - Psychology


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