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Brilliant Test-Taker, Heartfelt Adviser

Long before she ever entered Washington and Lee’s law school, Robyn Hill knew that she wanted to work in “some kind of charitable setting.” She decided to specialize in estate planning because it seemed best-suited to her goal of “not hurting one person to help another.” As a 31-year-old first-year law student, Robyn was older than most of her fellow students. Her road to Washi ...More

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Helmuth Named Valley Fundraiser of the Year

Phil Helmuth sees no contradiction between his two longtime professions: ordained Mennonite minister and fundraiser for Mennonite-backed causes. Both roles are relationship-based and mission-oriented, he says. Phil grew up in Arcola, Ill., where his father owned a farm-machinery business. He enrolled in Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) for 1972-73, married fellow undergraduate ...More

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EMU sees increase in total contributions for 2011

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) experienced a growth of 15 percent over last year in total contributions for the 2011 fiscal year ending June 30. Total contributions were $5,627,312, up $744,555 from fiscal year 2010. “We are pleased that giving to the University Fund has remained strong, even as donors have begun making significant capital commitments to our campaign ...More

Charitable IRA rollover giving is back in 2011!

Tax-Free Charitable IRA Rollover Option is Back for 2011

The charitable IRA rollover is back for 2011. You don’t have to pay taxes on your charitable IRA withdrawals! In 2011, you can make a gift to EMU from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) tax-free, helping shape the education of future generations of peacebuilders, service workers, and leaders of meaningful change in the world. And you could save from 20¢ to 40¢ on the dol ...More

EMU Giving Sees Slight Increase

Unrestricted contributions of $1,786,000 to Eastern Mennonite University for the 2009-10 fiscal year ending June 30 were up 3.4 percent over the previous year. Total contributions to EMU, including restricted gifts and grants, totaled $4,857,757 compared with $6,194,442 in 2009. "The decrease in total giving is largely due to a windfall bequest of $1 million EMU received ...More

EMU heartened by contributions amid stressful economy

Total charitable contributions to EMU for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009 were $6,069,782, an increase of 15% over the previous year. This is only the second time in the past six years that total giving to EMU exceeded the $6 million threshold. “We are extremely grateful for the widespread support EMU received in what has been a very challenging economic environment for fun ...More

New peacebuilding, development and sustainability majors begin in fall 2010

EMU now offers two new majors that uniquely combine concern for the earth and God’s people with practical skill training. "Peacebuilding and development" and "environmental sustainability" will offer students hands-on opportunities to prepare to be agents of change in their local communities and around the world, motivated by their commitment to Christ. ...More

EMU Reports New Contributions Record

EMU has received $5,211,528 in total contributions for the 2007-08 fiscal year ending June 30, a 3.7 percent increase over the previous year. Kirk L. Shisler, vice president for advancement, reported that contributions of $1,857,265 to the University Fund set a new record, surpassing the 2007 annual fu ...More