Associates in Discipleship
More than 750 households are Associates in Discipleship, key partners in EMU’s unique educational mission. To make up the difference between the total cost of education and tuition, we depend greatly on the generosity and vision of Associates. Your trust and commitment challenge us to be faithful followers of Christ as we educate tomorrow’s leaders.
During fiscal year 2010-11, more than 50 households contributed at least $5,000 to the University Fund. The commitment of these President’s Partners is vital to the future of Eastern Mennonite University.
In order to achieve our goal each year for the University Fund, we are emphasizing the impact of $1,000-plus gifts. We view this commitment as a desire to support the university in a very meaningful way, as you are able.
By joining this group of supporters, you are assisting students who are preparing to serve the church and broader society. EMU provides $9 million annually in financial aid to students. By building support for the University Fund, we seek to lessen the impact of a low endowment – a reality that confronts many small colleges. Our interest in keeping EMU affordable is what drives our efforts to encourage unrestricted, annual giving through the University Fund.
We pledge to keep our Associates well informed about EMU campus happenings through semi-annual mailings and personal visits with our associate directors of development. The counsel we receive from you helps shape EMU’s distinctive approach to Anabaptist Christian education. You will also be invited to attend the annual Donor Appreciation Banquet that is held on Friday evening during Homecoming Weekend each fall.
Thank you for believing in the faculty and staff of Eastern Mennonite University, and especially, for believing in the students, who are at the heart of our mission.