Let me take this opportunity to express my gratitude to each and every one of you who contributed to the NIRSA Foundation’s 2016 #GivingTuesday and “Wonderful Wednesday” campaigns. NIRSA members stepped up and made sure we not only met the $2,000 match challenge offered by Hughes Group Architects, but that we actually raised a total of $8,680 in support of what you value: scholarships, research, and professional development opportunities for NIRSA members.

Thank you for an amazing year of giving to the NIRSA Foundation! You broke donation records this year and are allowing us to direct more funding toward the profession you love so much.In many ways, the Foundation has had its most successful year because of your continued support.

If you’ve not yet had the opportunity to make a 2016 donation to the Foundation, don’t worry, there’s still time for you to put a bow on that package—make a gift by December 31 by visiting the donate page of the NIRSA website.

May your holidays and new year be filled with much health, happiness, and joy! We look forward to seeing you at the 2017 Annual Conference in National Harbor this February.


  • For more information, please contact NIRSA Foundation Coordinator Breeana Myatt.
retired at Oregon State University | NIRSA Profile

Tom Kirch is retired from Oregon State University.