Blue and Gold Day 2024

725
Donors
120% of 600 Donor goal
$309,571
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This campaign ended on April 19, 2024, but you can still make a gift to North Park University by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorNorth Park University Board of Trustees matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $150,000
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An Anonymous DonorJong-Hoon Yu gave $50 because $5 was given by donors

An Anonymous DonorKristine Strand gave $2,000 because 100 donors gaveJust for North Park Fund

An Anonymous DonorDoug Palm & Nancy Palm gave $2,500 because 50 donors gaveJust for Viking Club

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous gave $5,000 because 25 donors gaveJust for Student Care Fund

An Anonymous DonorOwen Youngman & Linda Youngman gave $10,000 because 100 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorMark Lindberg gave $10,000 because 600 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorNorth Park University Cabinet gave $10,000 because 700 donors gave
About

Blue & Gold Day 2024 is North Park University’s 9th annual Day of Giving. Blue & Gold Day is a celebration of support for North Park where alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, and students come together and collectively give to make an impact on students' lives and North Park’s future.  

North Park Fund
Viking Club
Student Care Fund
Blue & Gold & You!
Board Challenge
Updates
Cabinet Challenge - 700 Donors Reached!

We made it to 700 donors! We have unlocked an additional $10,000 from the Cabinet.

32 days ago by Emily Black
Cabinet Challenge

In excitement of reaching our initial goal, Cabinet has proposed a new donor goal of 700! Help us reach this goal and the Cabinet with donate an additional $10,000!

32 days ago by Emily Black
600 Donor Count!

We have officially met our initial GOAL of 600 DONORS! In celebration Mark Lindberg is donating $10,000!

32 days ago by Emily Black
North Park Fund Challenge - Complete!

We received another 100 donors to the North Park Fund, successfully unlocked $1,000 to University Scholarships and $1,000 to Seminary Scholarships from Kristine Strand.

32 days ago by Emily Black
Student Care Fund Challenge - Achieved!

The Student Care Fund has received 25 more donors, successfully unlocking an additional $5,000 to support students facing financial difficulties!

32 days ago by Emily Black
Jonh-Hoon Yu Challenge

Shout out to Jong-Hoon Yu for giving an additional $50!

32 days ago by Emily Black
Viking Club Challenge - Complete!

The Viking Club has received 50 more donors, successfully unlocking an additional $2,500 from Doug and Nancy Palm!

32 days ago by Emily Black
Student Care Fund Challenge

Be one of the next 25 donors to the Student Care Fund to unlock an additional $5,000 to support students facing financial difficulties!

32 days ago by Emily Black
Viking Club Challenge

Be one of the next 50 donors to the Viking Club to unlock $2,500 additional dollars to support our student-athletes thanks to the generosity of Doug and Nancy Palm!

32 days ago by Emily Black
Sweet Home Chicago

Join us on tonight at 5:30 pm for this Blue & Gold Day exclusive Zoom presentation about the 1980 decision for North Park to stay located in Chicago and its impact on North Park today. Hosted by Andy Meyer Director of the F.M. Johnson Archive and Special Collections, Brandel Library along with Ellen Almer from University Marketing and Communications and current students. Sign up here!

32 days ago by Emily Black
First Time Donor Challenge - Achieved

We have received over 100 gifts from first time donors today! Thank you for your generosity and supporting North Park. In honor of this, Vern and May Nordling are donating an additional $20,000 to celebrate!

32 days ago by Emily Black
Beverly Carlson Gillespie BA '72 Family Ties

Earlier I invited you to join me in giving to support Blue & Gold Day. I’m so proud of my family ties to North Park that began because Swedish immigrants Anton and Victoria Carlson made it a priority that their four children receive a college education! As a 1972 graduate of North Park, I want to give a special shout out to: 

Rev. John H. Carlson MDiv ‘45 - Father 

Betty M. Carlson Carlson A ‘40,  ‘42 - Mother 

Dorothy Carlson Pearson  ‘43 - Paternal Aunt & Rev. E. Lincoln Pearson ’38, MDiv ’42 

Doloris Carlson Julius  ‘45- Paternal Aunt 

Doris Carlson Soderberg  ’45 - Paternal Aunt 

Timothy Carlson BS ’75 - Brother 

Ann Swanson Carlson BA ’75 - Sister-in-law 

Sharon Carlson BA ’78 - Sister 

Sonia Carlson Watson BA ’82 - Sister                                       

Melody Pearson ’72- Cousin 

Rev. Mark Pearson BA ‘81, MDiv ’89- Cousin & Karen Burdick Pearson BA ’81; Kendra Pearson Gallo BA 14; Eric Pearson BA ’17 

Joel Pearson BA ’84 - Cousin 

Sarah Carlson Yamaguchi BA ’02 - Niece 

Daniel Carlson BS ’04 – Nephew 

The family scholarships in memory of my grandparents and parents - The Anton & Victoria Carlson Seminary Scholarships, The David & Emily Carlson NPU Scholarship, and the John H. & Betty M. Carlson NPU Scholarship are very meaningful to me. If you have family ties that make you proud, join me in giving on Blue & Gold Day!

32 days ago by Emily Black
A Message from the Cabinet

Match with the Cabinet and Give like the Cabinet this Blue & Gold Day!

32 days ago by Emily Black
Message from Beverly Carlson Gillespie BA '72

I am proud to represent a 3-generation North Park family!  My parents met at North Park when Dad was in Seminary and Mom in the Junior College.  My three siblings, sister-in-law, three aunts, three cousins, a niece and nephew all are NPU alums. 

In order to help ensure that future generations of students can study at North Park, my family has set up a NPTS and two NPU named scholarships in memory of my grandparents and parents.

I will be participating in Blue and Gold Day by contributing $1,500.  I invite you to join me in donating to help North Park exceed its Blue and Gold Day goal!


32 days ago by Gwen Williams

NPU Class Challenge
Graduating Class DonorsGoal (Donors)
1959010
1989410
1973610
2008410
1982610
2022410
1941010
1980910
1953210
2009210
1937010
1952210
2002410
2021310
1960310
1987410
1928010
1929010
1950010
1991410
1996410
1976810
1974410
1983010
1935010
1958110
1943010
1961210
1949110
19721010
2011510
1969910
1985510
1984410
1966210
2017110
2000310
1990710
2003210
1981510
19931210
1934010
2020510
1955210
1942010
1938010
1954110
1978510
1965710
2014210
1970310
1977610
1999810
2012410
1979610
2006410
1956010
2018410
1998110
1992310
1944010
1946010
1986210
1994410
2016010
2001210
1930010
2010510
2019410
2005310
2023710
2015110
1927010
1951010
1932010
2024410
1962010
1971410
2004310
1995410
1933010
1948010
2013510
1975910
1957010
1967210
1931010
1968210
1964510
1940010
1997510
1945110
1936010
2007310
1963110
1947010
1988210
1939010
Viking Club - Athletics Challenge
Athletics Team DonorsRaised ($)Goal (Donors)%
Women's Basketball19$1,1072867.9%
Esports10$1913627.8%
Women's Golf16$4,09010160.0%
Football81$6,14816250.0%
Men's Basketball10$1,5175219.2%
Women's Cross Country1$25147.1%
Men's Track and Field 11$6385221.2%
Men's Soccer10$1,0659810.2%
Softball13$9114628.3%
Baseball8$650829.8%
Men's Volleyball32$1,7274080.0%
Women's Track and Field 5$1,0754610.9%
Women's Tennis38$4,25120190.0%
Women's Soccer33$1,0186253.2%
Women's Volleyball98$9,14150196.0%
Men's Golf25$5,38716156.3%
Men's Cross Country3$1001421.4%
Donor Affiliations
Book icon5%Students
Gradhat icon31%Alumni
Parent icon15%Parents
Suitcase icon13%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon27%Friends
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