What about ME? What can I do?
Most of us reading this magazine are not health-care providers. We aren’t scientific researchers or biology teachers. What can we - all of us, inside and outside the field - do? How can we keep folks following in the footsteps of the hundreds of remarkable alumni covered in this magazine?
How can we help EMU to maintain, for instance, its current 95% acceptance rate into medical school for its pre-med graduates?
"If the past predicts the future, these EMU graduates will likely go where the need for health care is greatest, treat their patients with gentle respect, win acclaim for their high standards, gladly teach others what they know, and willingly cross cultural, racial and national barriers in their quest to be of service." --Kirk Shisler ’81, vice-president for advancement
So… find a contribution plan that works for you. Give sacrificially. Or not. Your choice. There are ways to give where your needs are met now, but EMU and its students are provided for over time.
Robert ’59 and Eloise Beyeler ’61 Hostetler, co-chairs of EMU’s comprehensive campaign (now in its quiet phase), say they anchor themselves in prayer, seeking God’s guidance in discerning how and what to give. Bob, as he prefers to be called, is a retired Penn State math professor and author of bestselling math textbooks.
Ways to give (while likely cutting your tax bill) include:
- Writing a check or using your credit card to make a gift
- Gift of appreciated stock or real estate
- Charitable bequest in your will or living trust
- Life insurance policy - naming EMU as one of the beneficiaries
- Gift annuity - make a gift and retain income from it for your lifetime.
- Gift of the remainder from a retirement plan (IRA, 401k, or pension plan)
- Charitable remainder trusts - provides income for a period of years or lifetime
- Retained life estate - give your home or farm but live there until you die
- Charitable lead trust - provides income to EMU for a period of years
- Making a pledge to be fulfilled in 3 to 5 years
What can we all do to keep EMU on track?
Work with the folks at EMU’s Development Office at 1-800-368-3383 or visit www.emu.edu/giving to discover a giving plan that works for you and for EMU.