NU Donates $800K for New City Fire Engine

Jan 12, 2022

First Ward Councilmember Clare Kelly played a central role in engaging Northwestern for this contribution along with retired Evanston firefighters and lifelong residents Dave Ellis and Jack Mortell, who provided support by studying and comparing similar universities’ contributions paid to their host cities for services.

“This contribution will help all residents in Evanston and help the Evanston Fire Department to continue to provide the excellent services that we count on,” Kelly said. “This is a great step toward building on a true collaborative relationship between Northwestern and the City, and will directly support one of the City’s primary goals of maintaining the best life/safety services in the state.”