Join financial expert, Stacey Ackerman, for NDSU’s Women in Philanthropy Virtual Luncheon. You provide the lunch and we’ll deliver an hour of inspiring stories of giving and showcase philanthropy in action at North Dakota State University. With more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, Stacey will lead the conversations and provide expert advice on the Cares Act, Legacy Challenge, and differed giving.

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Ann Noble (’82 Architecture) believes giving back strengthens her own personal values of the importance of a good education and the quality of caring for others. Ann knows her NDSU education has afforded her great opportunities and feels a responsibility to support current students through scholarships. She’s gotten to know one scholarship recipient quite well and says she’s received far more than she’s given through that culturally enriching and inspiring relationship.

Barb Jones (’70 Pharmacy) has been giving back to NDSU for more than 30 years. What began as an answer to a phone call grew into funding multiple scholarships for students in the arts, pharmacy, and NDSU’s men’s and women’s golf programs. Barb says it is very fulfilling to meet the talented and gifted students supported by the scholarships and is happy to help them on their journeys at NDSU.

Elnore Grow (’61 Chemistry) grew up on a farm in Divide County, North Dakota. Her father wanted her and her sister to grow up to have choices and become independent women, so Elnore enrolled at NDSU (then NDAC) to major in chemistry. She believes chemistry is fun and has done tie dye and made ice cream in the classroom to prove it. Grateful for the support she received from her parents, Elnore gives to scholarship funds because she wants women to have options and see the world.

Event emcee:

Stacey Ackerman '94

Treasurer, NDSU Foundation Trustees,
Regional Managing Director for Wells Fargo Wealth Management in Greater Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota