Eastern Michigan University adds twist to Giving Tuesday on Nov. 29

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YPSILANTI -- Eastern Michigan University is adding a new twist to Giving Tuesday with #GIVINGTRUEDAY – an opportunity for alumni, students, faculty, staff, donors, and friends to unite and make a powerful difference at Eastern.

“This #GIVINGTRUEDAY, we will have many opportunities for our alumni and donors to support the programs, scholarships, and areas across our campus that matter most to them,” said Bill Shepard, vice president of EMU Advancement and executive director of the EMU Foundation. 

“As part of our $100 million Give Rise campaign, we hope to build upon the generosity we’ve seen from our donors in past years and have the most successful ‘#GIVINGTRUEDAY ever. We call on our EMU family and friends to support students, faculty, and community to help us surpass last year’s record-breaking day of giving.”

The EMU Give Rise crowdfunding page hosts more than 20 projects championed by the EMU community that impact areas across campus such as immediate student needs, specific programs, and colleges, among others. Many projects also offer gift-matching opportunities, which can double a donor’s impact.

“#GIVINGTRUEDAY allows us to come together and make a difference as one community,” said Shepard. “Every gift, large or small, has a direct impact.”

The community can watch for updates on the University’s progress and how to give on its social media platforms including Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

For more information on #GIVINGTRUEDAY, visit:emugiverise.com/gtd

About Give Rise: The Campaign for Eastern Michigan University
Give Rise is a collective fundraising campaign for Eastern Michigan University. With a goal of $100 million, it is Eastern Michigan’s largest giving campaign to date. Launched in March 2021, Give Rise supports student success, advances EMU’s programs of distinction, and helps students excel beyond the classroom. To learn more about EMU’s Give Rise campaign, or to make a contribution, visit emugiverise.com.

About Eastern Michigan University
Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 14,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and its graduate school. National publications regularly recognize EMU for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. Visit the University’s rankings and points of pride websites to learn more. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website. To stay up to date on University news, activities and announcements, visit EMU Today.

November 15, 2022

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