Donation total to date (5/02/17): $466.55

Penny 1971

Pennies with a purpose!

How it all began...

Help support NEIU with your loose change. Every penny counts as the University works through an unprecedented lack of state support. All the coins collected will be donated to an unrestricted fund to best keep NEIU running for the future!

Please note that all donations should be given on a voluntary basis, and will not have any influence on your earned course grade.

Where we are now..
(Come back and visit often to watch US save NEIU!)

After students emptied pockets and backpacks with hearts filled with generosity to save their great university...
it was time to "match" their effort!

Let's show how far their "change" can go to support NEIU!

Project Supporters that made donations to
"Pennies with a Purpose":

Donation total to date (5/02/17): $466.55

Every penny counts!

The original plan was to collect matching donations of the student change collection ($21.43), o.k. $22.00, it was easier to collect.

Or you can match the summer collection with $10.00.

All contributions are appreciated no matter the size, as it is the thought that counts!

We can keep NEIU going, penny by penny!

Want to be part of this team supporting NEIU during this unprecedented budget crisis?
Make your check payable to: Northeastern Illinois University Foundation (or simply NEIU Foundation).
(Note: Pennies with a purpose in memo field)
Send it to NEIU (attention: Brandon DaPrato), or contact Freddy Porps, ( to drop it off on campus.

Want to donate online?

It is really easy to donate to NEIU via the website at - go to near the bottom of the page, then just use the pull down designation menu to designate "other" and then type in "Pennies with a Purpose - Leader Fund"

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