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Help celebrate CMU's 92nd birthday by giving to one of thirteen campaigns during the 24-hour event!


CMU Foundation hosts first CMU Day of Giving

The Colorado Mesa University Foundation will host its first Day of Giving, a 24-hour event designed to celebrate the 92nd anniversary of the founding of Colorado Mesa University in April 1925 as a junior college.

The foundation hopes to receive 92 donations within a 24-hour period that begins on Monday, April 10 at 8am. Donors will be able to select from among 13 fundraising efforts that range from scholarships to research to equipment to a trailer for CMU’s live mascot Rowdy or maintaining an antique truck restored by the CMU Alumni Association.

One of the highlights of the Day of Giving promises to be a gathering at the CMU Plaza at 11:50am on Monday that will include a performance by members of the CMU marching band, a visit from the live bovine mascot Rowdy, free birthday cake and a very large birthday card to be signed. Donors will be able to place a faux birthday candle in the grass around the Plaza to add to the festive atmosphere.

“By bringing together alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and friends for one day of giving, we can transform lives in the areas of biology research, music scholarships, visiting artists, club teams and more,” said Liz Meyer, foundation CEO. “Small gifts can make a big impact. We want to celebrate our past and make a difference for the future.”

To learn more about each of the 13 proposals and to make a donation, please go to supportingCMU.org/celebrate92. Follow the campaign on Twitter #celebrate92.

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