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One-day drive aims for 500 CMU donors

Wednesday effort tied to university's 125th anniversary

Contact: ​Jeff Johnston

​Central Michigan University wants to redefine anniversary gift.

CMU celebrates its 125th anniversary Wednesday, and the advancement team plans to set a single-day record of receiving gifts from more than 500 donors.

The previous one-day record, from last year's Giving Tuesday, was 401 donors.

CMU has had the best back-to-back giving years in its history, Advancement Vice President Bob Martin said.

Martin encourages students, faculty, staff and alumni to support a scholarship or department of their choice — and to each ask three friends to give.

Donors can give online, at Carlin Alumni House or in front of the Fabiano Botanical Garden, where the Future Alumni Association will serve ice cream from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

At CMU, we don't want to just barely break a record, we want to smash the record," Martin said. "Together we can exceed 500. We are looking for participation. All gifts, any amount."

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