Northwestern Circle Partners are a nationwide network of alumni, parents and friends who demonstrate a strong personal commitment and partnership through an annual financial investment in the Northwestern Fund at one of three levels:
A Circle Membership Card (Circle Card) entitles you and a guest to complimentary admission for Northwestern College fine arts performances and athletic events. Circle Cards are sent annually to all who qualify for membership in a Giving Circle.
Become a Member
If you would like to become a Circle Partner and receive your Circle Card, you can make a gift online today or call the Office of Annual Giving at 651-631-5695 or 800-692-4020, ext. 5695.
The Life Investor's Circle
Annual gift of $5,000 or more
Faithful alumni and friends who demonstrate their strong commitment to Northwestern by engaging in financial partnerships at this level provide strong momentum in achieving our annual goal for the Northwestern Fund and the advancement of the college mission. Such vital support deserves a special thank you. In addition to receiving regular communication and updates from the president, members of this prestigious circle will enjoy invitations to special events with the president and complimentary tickets to music and theatre performances on the Northwestern College campus. We invite you to partner with us at this significant level of commitment.
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The President's Circle
Annual gift of $1,000–$4,999
Share a closer relationship with the president and express your commitment to Northwestern by joining the President's Circle. Members of this circle will enjoy regular communication and updates from the president as well as invitations to special events.
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The Berntsen Circle
Annual gift of $500-$999
This circle is named in memory of Dr. William B. Berntsen, who led the college in its relocation to the present campus and obtained academic accreditation. Members of this circle demonstrate their commitment to Northwestern through an annual financial investment and faithful prayer support.
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W.B. Riley Society membership
In addition to our Circle Partner giving, membership in the W.B. Riley Society is offered to individuals or couples who make planned gifts to Northwestern College and Northwestern Media according to one or more of the following criteria:
- Provide for charitable bequests in their wills.
- Make Northwestern College and/or Northwestern Media a beneficiary from a trust, insurance policy, property, IRA account, money market account or similar fund.
- Create a charitable gift annuity of some other life income plan agreement.
Learn more about planned giving and W.B. Riley Society membership.
Thank You Note
“I am studying to be a youth pastor/missionary, so the education that I am receiving from Northwestern is priceless. I would not be able to experience this wonderful education without your financial gifts. Thank you for your help!”
Charles, Class of 2010
Every year, Circle Partners commit to the following:
GIVE a minimum annual gift of $500 to the Northwestern Fund.
PRAY regularly for the college, its students, faculty and staff.
PROMOTE the mission of Northwestern College in their communities.
ENCOURAGE others to support Northwestern in similar ways.