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EMU Recognized for Fundraising Excellence as Giving Tops $6 Million

In late May, near the end of what turned out to be one of Eastern Mennonite University’s best fundraising years, the Council for Advancement and Support of Higher Education (CASE) named EMU a winner of an Overall Performance Award for fundraising excellence. Total giving to EMU for the 2012-13 fiscal year was $6,277,000, a 24 percent increase from the ...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

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

Andy Dula is New EMU Trustees Chair

The June 18-19 meeting of the EMU board of trustees was the final one for Susan M. Godshall to preside over as chair. Godshall, of Elizabethtown, Pa., handed the gavel to her successor, Andrew (Andy) Dula of Lancaster, Pa., at the close of the two-day sessions. ...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

EMU Annual Gifts Set New Record

EMU has received $5,111,510 in total contributions for the 2006-2007 fiscal year ending June 30. Kirk L. Shisler, vice president for advancement, reported that contributions of $1,764,000 to the University Fund set a new record, surpassing the 2006 annual fund total of $1,733,000 by nearly two ...More

Trustees Act on Finances, Hear Updates

J. Richard Thomas, chair of the academics committee of the EMU board of trustees, makes a proposal for action to the full board as President Loren Swartzendruber and board chair Susan E. Godshall listen. ...More

EMU Reports Record Gift Income

Kirk Shisler, vice president for advancement at EMU, gives an upbeat report of donor giving during the past year at a faculty- staff “New Year’s Breakfast” that welcomed the 2006-07 fisca ...More

Board Approves New Programs, Drops Others

Paul R. Yoder Jr. responds to a committee report as fellow trustees J. Richard Thomas and Gerald R. Horst listen. Photo by Jim Bishop Approving several new academic prog ...More

EMU Trustees Consider Campus Design

What is the best way to enter the Eastern Mennonite University campus, especially for those persons who’ve never visited before? The EMU board of trustees spent a portion of their fall meeting, Nov. 11-12, focusing on that perplexing question with the aid of Van Yahres Associates, a Charlottesville, Va., architectural firm. Using a Powerpoint presentation on "the a ...More