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University Honors Program Lorado Taft Fund

Raised toward our $3,000 Goal
33 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on April 19, at 12:05 AM CDT
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Help lower the cost of the Taft Freshman Retreat for Honors students!

As many of you know, the Lorado Taft retreat is a long-standing University Honors Program tradition. New freshmen have the opportunity to spend the day in Oregon, IL in the beautiful Lowden State Park, meeting one another, learning from Honors Program student leaders and Honors staff. Many freshmen remember this as their best NIU memory, where they meet lifelong friends and start college on the right foot. We don’t want any of the incoming students to miss out on this experience because of costs. Please help defray some of these costs so that students can continue to enjoy Taft – as Honors students have done for 52 years! 


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Taft T-shirt

Help one student get the cost of their custom honors Taft T-shirt covered



Help cover the cost of one meal at Taft for a student


Meals for the day

Cover all meals for the day for one student at Taft


One Day at Taft

This will cover the cost of one student for meals, shirt and bus transportation to Taft



This will cover the s'mores snack for all students attending Taft



This will cover one bus to and from Taft for the day

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