About Crowdfund EMU

Welcome to the Eastern Michigan University Foundation crowdfunding platform for community fundraising. Crowdfunding offers you a new avenue to provide direct support to exciting new activities for students, faculty and academic programs. 

Eastern Michigan University FAQ

Is my contribution tax-deductible?

Yes. All philanthropic contributions to the Eastern Michigan University Foundation are tax-deductible as prescribed by law.

Will I receive a receipt for my contribution?

Yes. The EMU Foundation will send you a tax receipt for your contribution shortly after you make your gift.

How do I make a gift of securities?

Call Laura Wilbanks, Chief Financial Officer, at 734-487-6540 or email: lwilbanks@emich.edu.

When will my credit card be charged?


Your credit card is charged immediately upon finalizing your gift on the site.

Who should I contact with questions about my contribution?

Celia Murkowski 

Assistant Director of Development 

EMU Office of Advancement


Are international donations accepted?

Yes. The EMU Foundation accepts international gifts via credit card or check.

What is your refund policy?

By making a charitable gift to the EMU Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the donor understands that charitable donations are not refundable.

What is the institution's Employer Identification Number (EIN), also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number?

The Eastern Michigan University Tax ID Number is 38-2953297.

The Eastern Michigan University Foundation is a nonprofit 501c3 organization whose primary mission is to encourage and manage gifts for the benefit of Eastern Michigan University. 

Contributions are tax deductible in accordance with the Internal Revenue Service rules.


EMU Payroll Deduction
For EMU faculty and staff who would like to support a crowdfunding campaign through payroll deduction, go to www.emich.edu/foundation/give to use the online giving form. In the Gift Designation Comments box, enter the name of the crowdfunding project or special instructions.

Postal Mail
Checks payable to the EMU Foundation can be mailed to PO Box 972057, Ypsilanti, MI 48197-0246. Please include the name of the crowdfunding project you want to support in the memo line of the check.


Thank You!

A gift to a program and project at Eastern Michigan University isn't just a donation; it is an investment in students and the future. The University provides world-class education and is dedicated to excellence through both traditional and innovative approaches, the extension of knowledge through basic and applied research and creative and artistic expression.

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest university in Michigan. It currently serves 20,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences, and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors, and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.

Your gift helps continue the legacy that Eastern Michigan aims to provide, and also fulfills the promise of a brighter future and endless opportunities for our students.

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