A culture of giving


people from 110 countries made gifts to the campaign

Empowering the future

We celebrated the success of our historic Empower campaign, which enhanced the university with gifts of global significance supporting students, faculty, and research.

Celebrating our achievements

Alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends honored past accomplishments and helped chart Northeastern’s future.

Participants from more than 35 countries convened in Paris for Northeastern’s first Global Leadership Summit.

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The university’s first Distinguished Entrepreneur Award was presented to B/E Aerospace founder Amin Khoury, MBA’89.

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Thousands of contributions to Annual Giving yielded remarkable results all across Northeastern.

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High-impact gifts for students, faculty, and research

In the past year, donors' generosity drove exciting efforts in engineering, business, science, the humanities, and more.

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Alumni forge lifelong connections

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Connected for life


Alumni events, of which 47 were virtual and live-streamed


Global communities, plus programs in Argentina, Barcelona, Geneva, Melbourne, Pakistan, Rome, Tokyo, and Vietnam


alumni live in 179 countries


events brought alumni together from around the world

Opening doors in Latin America

New alumni communities took root in Brazil and Colombia. Enthusiasm among alumni in Latin America is growing in light of deep engagement with Northeastern’s D’Amore–McKim School of Business, the FAS Center for Global Business, the Center for Family Business, and entrepreneurship throughout the university.

Seeding STEM careers

In November, the Office of Alumni Relations’ Circuits Program hosted a panel on women in STEM in partnership with Women Who Empower, a group of Northeastern alumni, students, and other professionals. Three alumnae—Allison Ventura, CIS’15, senior software engineer at Hubspot; Azita Razzaghi, BHS’88, PhD’91, head of safety and pharmacovigilance at Verastem Inc.; and Christina Kach, E’09, MS’16, associate consultant for Liberty Mutual Insurance—shared their experiences in male-dominated STEM industries, offered advice for navigating workplace dynamics, and told stories about educators who helped them discover STEM. More than 600 people took part in the live-streamed event.

Uniting like minds

The Northeastern University Civil Engineering Alumni Organization celebrated 40 years of keeping engineering graduates connected. More than 100 participants honored 2018 Outstanding Alumnus Houssam “Sam” Sleiman, E’83, ME’85, director of capital programs and environmental affairs for the Massachusetts Port Authority. The event raised $20,000 for Northeastern’s Department of Civil Engineering.

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