Alumni Pay-it-Forward Fund
Message from GameAbove to graduating students and incoming fall freshmen at Eastern Michigan University
While COVID-19 continues to disrupt life around the globe, new college graduates and incoming college freshmen face unimaginable circumstances. During these times, having support as you enter post-graduation or begin your college experience with so many unknowns can make a world of difference. Most importantly, help from your fellow alumni.
That is why GameAbove has announced the Alumni Pay-it-Forward fund that will donate $2,000,000 to support you. The gift will be provided to two important populations: 1) All April 2020 graduates, undergraduate and graduate, will receive a gift of nearly $600* without obligations or restrictions regarding eligibility or use; and, 2) All incoming first-year full-time students who enroll and take classes in the fall semester will receive gifts of $400.
GameAbove is a group of EMU alumni that has donated more than $13 million to support a variety of initiatives at the university. Of all our support, we are most proud of the Students Matter Most initiative. We at GameAbove were once students at the great university that you call home. We learned in the same lecture halls and developed lasting friendships in the same residence halls that you did. We understand what it means to be a student at EMU and because of that, it is in our mission to assist students. We hope that as you go out and conquer greatness as proud EMU alumni, you remain connected to the university and one day, pay-it-forward to the students and graduates that will carry the block E into the future.
(*Note: Income tax rules limit GameAbove to individual gifts of $599 or less.)