One-day drive aims for 500 CMU donors
Wednesday effort tied to university’s 125th anniversary
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 through the online campaign — and wants each to ask three friends to give
"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."