Northwestern Foundation plays host to Annual Donor Dinner

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Northwestern Foundation plays host to Annual Donor Dinner

 Baxter Black entertains the audience
Baxter Black entertains the audience during the Northwestern Foundation Donor Appreciation Dinner Aug. 22.

The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Foundation, Inc., held its invitation-only Donor Appreciation Dinner featuring Baxter Black, cowboy poet, on Aug. 22 in the Student Center Ballroom at 6:30 p.m. The dinner is held by the Foundation to say thank you to all donors for investing in Northwestern and its students during the past year.

This year, donors were treated to a western-style dinner and a humorous presentation by Western Horseman writer Baxter Black. A photo booth also was available for guests to capture the moment, with several different Ranger and western props.

For more than 25 years Baxter Black has traveled the United States and Canada, scattering his wit and left-handed observations to people. He has sold more than one million books and audios and writes for a weekly column, weekly radio program, and weekly television program. Black has been on National Public Radio (NPR), public television, Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show, Random House and USA Today.

Black says his life has been blessed and he enjoys what he does. He resides in Benson, Ariz., and can be reached through his website www.baxterblack.com.

Northwestern student, Patrick Driskill, also spoke at the dinner. Originally from Pauls Valley, Driskill is a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Education. He plans to graduate in the spring of 2014. Driskill is the president of the Aggie Club and also serves in the Student Government Association.

For more information, contact Susan J. Holliday, Northwestern Foundation relationship manager, at sjholliday@nwosu.edu or 580-327-8592.

### Northwestern Foundation Release ###