CMU Advancement hosts 2024 Scholarship and Endowment Celebration

Annual event recognizes donors and student success

| Author: Jason Fielder | Media Contact: Jason Fielder

Education has long been recognized as a powerful catalyst for transforming lives, families, and entire communities. At Central Michigan University, this transformative power is a slogan and a reality.

On Saturday, March 23, CMU Advancement celebrated our students' achievements and our donors' tireless support during the annual Scholarship and Endowment Celebration.

“This event truly is the most exciting, heartfelt event that we get to put on from the office of advancement,” said Jennifer Cotter, Vice President of CMU Advancement.

A young woman with light brown hair wearing a black dress is on a stage standing behind a podium and speaking in front of a crowded room.
CMU Scholarship recipient Grace Bremmer speaks during the 2024 Scholarship and Endowment Celebration.

The event brought together students, donors, faculty, staff, and supporters with the goal of honoring our student leaders and extending sincere gratitude to our donors and friends for their unwavering support of student success.

Last fiscal year, their generosity enabled CMU to award over $4.25 million through 760 scholarships and other university financial support funds, benefiting 1,546 students. With an endowment exceeding $240 million, their contributions serve as a testament to their belief in the transformative power of education.

During the celebration, we heard from 3 student scholarship recipients (Pushkal Kafley, Grace Bremmer, and Lizzie Ling), the Vice President of Advancement, Jennifer Cotter, and the University President, Dr. Robert Davies.

A man with glasses wearing a grey suit, white shirt, and striped tie stands among three college students—one male with dark hair and a dark suit and two females with light brown hair. One wears a black dress the other has a grey jacket over a dark shirt.
From left to right: Pushkal Kafley, CMU President Robert Davies, Grace Bremmer, Lizzie Ling.

The video below shares brief highlights from the event. 

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