Giving is a Family Affair

Victor Marty and Sue Marty Eldridge

Giving is a way to say ‘thank you’ and to show appreciation to an institution that has given me so much.

Dr. Sue Marty-Eldridge is a member of the President's Circle

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Dr. Victor Marty and Dr. Sue Marty-Eldridge are champions of Northwestern. This father-daughter duo says their financial contributions and board involvement are ways to re-invest in the university that’s been very good to their family and the chiropractic profession.

“I think giving is a way to say ‘thank you’ and to show appreciation to an institution that has given me so much,” says Dr. Marty-Eldridge, a board trustee who’s donated to Northwestern ever since her 1979 graduation. “I believe in the mission of the University. It has the strongest chiropractic program in the country.”

She says donations help students by keeping their tuition in line. “I’m worried about the debt burden of our graduates. We should do all we can to help lower the cost of their education as they try to establish a practice.”

Dr. Victor Marty, a 1950 alumnus, College of Chiropractic Alumni Association board member and former trustee, says Northwestern’s success depends on the generosity of lots of people. “None of the work of the University would be possible today if not for the people who have given their time, talents and resources, including practitioners, faculty members, employees and friends.”

With 15 doctors of chiropractic in the extended Marty family, the belief in natural health care is especially strong for this father and daughter. They want the University to be able to continue to provide high quality chiropractic education. The way the University prepares students for practice, Dr. Marty says, “is supreme. Northwestern doesn’t spare any expense on educating doctors who can treat the whole person.”

Regarding the value of donating of your time, money and energy, Dr. Victor Marty says, “life is not about what you get, it’s about what you give.”

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