Marc and Susan Desautels Society

Marc Desautels is a trustee emeritus and one of NDNU’s major benefactors. He served as a member of the NDNU Board of Trustees for more than 20 years and was chair of the Board from 2009-2011. As a board member, Marc served on almost every committee. While he was chair, the Marc Desautels Challenges helped spur significant contributions from board members and donors.

Marc and Susan’s spirit of giving has, and continues to be, an inspiration to many in the community.

This Society honors donors who reached a cumulative of outright gifts of cash, securities, gifts-in-kind or a pledge totaling $50,000 and above.

Recognition is also given to those donors who have formally notified the University that they have included a $250,000 bequest to NDNU in their will or to those who have established a planned gift to benefit the University, such as a non-term life insurance policy or a charitable remainder trust with a value of $250,000.

Donors in the Marc and Susan Desautels Society will receive naming opportunities as appropriate, be recognized at the Donor Recognition event, in the University’s Honor Roll of Donors and will receive a commemorative gift.