Why Give?


It’s all about participation and SHOWING your love for EMU! Participate by posting something on social media, sending a note or email to someone you appreciate at EMU, and by giving a gift or asking others to give generously.

LovEMU Giving Day is a fun, spirit-filled, 24-hour event on April 10, 2019 that gives EMU alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends the chance to show their love for EMU.

A high Alumni Participation Rate (APR) for EMU means:

  • Higher rankings in U.S. News & World report
  • More grants from corporations and foundations
  • Greater attraction of high quality students and faculty

Give Now!


  • How can I help spread the word?

Your involvement will make LovEMU Giving Day 2019 a huge success. Sign up to be an Online Ambassador at emu.edu/alumni/involved/ambassador. Post about LovEMU Giving Day on all of your social networks using #emugivingday.  Tell your friends and don’t forget to tell them to visit love.emu.edu!

  • Is my payment secure?

Yes! All payments will be processed using a securing online giving form. The information collected during this time will be used only by Eastern Mennonite University.

  • How can my gift be counted toward LovEMU Giving Day?

Come back to this page on April 10, 2019, and click on the HOME page to make your gift and be counted on LovEMU Giving Day.

  • Who can participate?

Everyone! Support from alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends will be the key to our success.

  • I still have questions ...

Feel free to send us an email at alumni@emu.edu.

  • Where does my gift go?

You can choose to designate your gift to one of the university’s funds or to any of EMU’s programs. Go to the HOME page, click the GIVE NOW! button and select where you’d like to designate your gift. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite department or athletic team and help them win the contest.

  • Why are there different challenges and contests?

Thanks to a group of generous donors, most gifts on LovEMU Giving Day will be matched or have the opportunity to be awarded bonus funds for EMU academic departments or athletic teams. Every gift matters and participation is key.
You can make a huge difference when you give to EMU! And for 24-hours your gift can do even more – enhance the EMU experience!

  • Will my gift be tax-deductible?

Yes, your gift is entirely tax deductible. You will receive an email confirmation that may serve as your receipt for tax purposes.

  • Can I make a gift phone, online, or delivery?

Of course! Gifts made online, over the phone, or in person on April 10 will count toward our overall totals and competitions. If you would like to make a gift by phone, please call (800) 368-3383.