Support The Cats

The Otto Graham Society serves as the leadership multi-year fundraising program to support Northwestern Athletics. This program is philanthropic in nature, and its members are invested in the continued enhancement of Wildcats Athletics. These contributions are critical to the continued growth of Northwestern Athletics’ nationally competitive program by providing additional resources to deliver a world-class experience academically, socially and athletically for all Wildcats student-athletes.

The impact of the Otto Graham Society will be felt by generations of NU student-athletes and will impact every coach and program for years to come. Preliminary projections show that upwards of $1,000,000 in additional annual support for NU Athletics can be realized through this program.

Potential Impact of Otto Graham Society Members

Donor Commitment  Target Donor Goal  Impact on Northwestern Athletics 
$25,000
annually 
$125,000
overall gift 
30 donors  $750,000
annually 
$3,750,000
over 5 years 
$50,000
annually 
$250,000
overall gift 
20 donors  $1,000,000
annually 
$5,000,000
over 5 years 
TOTAL GOAL  50 donors  $1,750,000
annually 
$8,750,000
over 5 years 
Membership Options:

Each member of the Otto Graham Society pledges to contribute his/her support for a five-year period to Northwestern Athletics.

  • The Otto Graham Society begins with an annual gift of $25,000 and offers a second tier of giving at $50,000.
  • 50% of the contribution will be allocated to the Wildcat Excellence Fund while the remaining 50% may be designated to the athletic area(s) of your greatest interest (i.e. football, lacrosse, VP’s Fund, etc.).