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EMU Foundation

Increasing Affordability, Accessibility and Excellence

president martinI am proud to be president of a university that prepares our students to be experienced and confident leaders of tomorrow. I am also grateful to have an opportunity to thank you --- our donors --- for supporting our students on this path to success.

For so many students, receiving financial aid through donor funded scholarships is the critical difference when choosing between part-time and full-time enrollment. These scholarships provide relief from overwhelming student loans and give opportunity to some of the best and brightest students in Michigan and beyond. 

Additionally, your gifts create sustained opportunities for academic growth. Your investments in Eastern help upgrade technology in classrooms, increase supplemental learning resources, and recruit and retain the brightest professors to teach within our lecture halls. These generous gifts make a big difference at Eastern, where our commitment to affordability makes every dollar count. 

More than 9,000 alumni and friends invested in our future by giving back last year. Over $7.2 million was raised to enhance our programs and offerings to better prepare our students to become global citizens. Through increased gifts and sound investment policy, I am pleased to report that as of June 30, 2014, we celebrated a new record high for our endowment with a value of $67,190,127.  

Private support from alumni and friends like you plays an integral role in the affordability, accessibility and excellence in education at Eastern, and I am grateful to have you as a partner in our successes. 

Thank you for investing in Eastern Michigan University.

Susan Martin




Dr. Susan W. Martin

President, Eastern Michigan University

Thank you, donors!  Watch our video and experience the memories and opportunities that you provide.


Eastern Michigan University is honored to pay special tribute to our most faithful donors through the publishing of the 2014 Fidelis Society Honor Roll. Fidelis Society donors are recognized for making gifts in three or more consecutive years.  

EMU Foundation is located at 112 Welch Hall, 850 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti, MI, USA 48197 Phone: 734.484.1322