Provide new pathways so any student can become a unifying leader in their chosen field.
Quick pivots and resilience helped us maintain our academic integrity as well as our financial security in the midst of COVID-19.
Your generosity enables new students to join the EMU tradition of service and leadership that the world so desperately needs.
Crises can force us to dig deep into our reserves and ask: What special gifts do I carry for this moment? Do I have the resolve to risk what it may take to effect positive change? EMU is equipped to be light amidst the darkness, to find strength and refuge in a loving God, and to be a welcoming place for intellectual and spiritual formation.
Our strategic plan and this case for support provide a pathway that can make a difference for so many more students to access EMU’s transformational educational experience. Will you join me in making a radical difference in educating more diverse peacemakers? We welcome your faith-informed commitment to ensure EMU students learn to lead together in the spirit of the prophet Micah: “to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with God.
Together, we will move forward to create the next generation of unifying leaders.
In the midst of the twin viruses of a global pandemic and racial injustice, EMU seeks to move forward to provide the unifying leaders the world needs. EMU's alumni are known throughout the world for exemplary service leadership. We seek to allow more students to access an EMU education through a robust university fund and a student tuition relief initiative.
Please join EMU in boldly leaning into the headwinds of our time by generously investing in one or more of our strategic gift initiatives outlined below.
The University Fund helps to close the gap each year between what students pay in tuition and what an education at EMU costs. Your gifts to the university fund are key to moving forward together.
Donors can designate their gifts in support of the annual program needs of the university in general, as well as Eastern Mennonite Seminary, the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, and/ or the athletics program. President’s Partners leadership giving levels include:
To learn about how you can make a difference as a President's Partner, please contact any member of the advancement team today!Give Now
The student tuition relief initiative will give more students opportunities to access a transformative college education without incurring burdensome debt.
This initiative will provide:
In recent years, EMU's student population has become increasingly diverse.
of undergraduate students are students of color
countries are represented on campus
of students are at or below the low-income level
Our university strategic plan priority for 2020-2023 for diversity includes concerted commitment and investment into meeting students where they are, and increasing the sense of belonging among all students.
Gifts to this fund will support our strategic plan goal Diversify, specifically to ‘invest in ways to increase the sense of belonging among all students, building an invitational community of communities with permeable boundaries.’ This fund will support special training events and similar efforts that enhance diversity and inclusion among EMU students, faculty and staff.Give Now
There are many ways to partner with EMU in making a profound difference in the world:
Together we can strengthen the resilience of EMU in service to our students and mission even during these challenging times!