Our Stories

The generous support of our donor community makes a lasting impact on our students, our programs, and our campus. Many of the individuals who give to EMU have incredible stories to share about how giving has impacted their life. Your support can inspire students to transform the region, the state of Michigan, and our nation.

Why I Give

One thing Jillian Boone (BA09) believes is that everyone has something to give. Whether it is something as minor as wearing an EMU hat or sending a note of congratulations to a recent graduate, you can do something to contribute to the success of Eastern Michigan. You are Eastern’s biggest asset. What do you have to lose?

“I truly believe the biggest barrier to alumni relations is the little voice in our head that says ‘I don't have anything to give,’” Jillian says. “The secret is that everyone has something that someone else wishes they had, whether that be a connection, an experience, an e-mail, a share, a like, a smile, a dollar, or a bit of advice. You do have something to give back. Believe it.”

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