EMU's 24-hour, campus-wide day of philanthropy for alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends. Mark your calendar and don't miss out on YOUR day to make a difference!


How to get involved

  • Mark your calendar for Tuesday, Nov. 27, and bookmark this page. Give to YOUR passion at EMU. Whether it's a program, service or scholarship, any gift to EMU counts!
  • Harness the power of social media to spread the word! Use the hashtag #GIVINGTRUEDAY and share with family and friends on your social networks. 
  • Join our celebration at the WEMU Open House and Jam Session hosted in King Hall from Noon to 7 p.m. This day-long event is a partnership between WEMU and the EMU Foundation to celebrate all the good that happens on this campus because of your generosity. Tasty treats and great music are guaranteed!
  • Come and say THANK YOU to our wonderful donors from Noon to 3 p.m. at the EMU Student Center (Lobby across from the bookstore on the 1st floor). We'll have some fun and games but our most important goal is to say Thank You to every donor who makes a gift on #GIVINGTRUEDAY. Stop by the tables to write a thank you note that will be mailed to donors, snap a thank you picture with our fun photo frames or record a short video. We need everyone to come out and say Thank You - and there will be cookies and fun prizes too!

In 2017, we were able to reach our goal thanks to the incredible generosity of over 920 donors. Donors from near and far contributed to this special day to raise $468,195 which benefited scholarships, faculty programs and special initiatives and student support services. Students recorded personal messages to donors as a way to recognize this incredible generosity.