We Will. The Campaign for Northwestern, a University-wide fundraising effort, has been raising money to improve different aspects of education and student life across Northwestern’s campuses. After two years of fundraising, the University recently announced it had raised $2.77 billion of the target $3.75 billion. Who are the big names behind the donations? And where is all this money going?

We broke it all down for you.

$2.77 billion raised

112,860 donors

600 fundraising volunteers


The names you should know:

$101 million gift by alumna Roberta Buffett Elliot

$100 million gift by School of Law alumnus J.B. Pritzker and his wife M.K. Pritzker

$92 million gift by Northwestern Trustee and alumnus Louis A. Simpson and his wife Kimberly K. Querrey

$25 million gift by alumni Patrick G. Ryan and Shirley W. Ryan


The money raised will establish:

48 endowed professorships

$141.7 million in scholarships

239 new scholarships and fellowships