Communities empowered


Raised—$400 million over the original goal—for students, faculty, and research, half from philanthropic supporters and half from industry and government partners

The Power of We

Since 2013, Northeastern’s supporters have come together for campaign celebrations in the nation’s capital and 12 other cities around the world.

Giving that gives back

Northeastern’s many supporters enrich the student experience. In turn, graduates give back to society as global citizens, innovators, and leaders.

For Ian McLarney, DMSB’17, the Empower campaign enhanced experiential learning.

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Philanthropy helped Abbey Titcomb, E’18, invent a mobile app to promote campus safety.

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Scholarships to the Lowell Institute School enable working adults like Dumazo Ngesina, CPS’19, to complete a Bachelor of Science degree, online or on campus.

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An expanding global network


Alumni in 164 countries


Alumni communities, including new communities in Indonesia, China, South Korea, Thailand, and Panama

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Alumni forge lifelong connections

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Connecting across continents


Alumni events in 2017


Countries represented by alumni participating in Virtual Networking events


In March, alumni, students, and parents gathered at the historic London Transport Museum to hear success stories from three exemplars of the grit, resilience, and tenacity fostered by experiential learning: Ashley Smith, DMSB’10, client solutions manager at Facebook; Brian Schatz, DMSB’10, Uber for Business; and Natasha Davidson, DMSB’98, senior director of international field and channel marketing at Blackboard.


Alumni, students, parents, and faculty convened in Geneva at the United Nations in June, joining students on a Dialogue of Civilizations course on international security and diplomacy. Participants met alumni working at the World Economic Forum and at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces; Amandeep Singh Gill, India’s ambassador to the UN Conference on Disarmament; and other UN leaders.