The CMU Annual Fund is the lifeblood of the university. The Fund accounts for 11% of CMU's operating budget, including approximately $850,000 from individuals and corporations, and $250,000 from supporting churches. We are sincerely grateful for every gift received.
Over the coming few years the Annual Fund needs to grow to 15-20% of budget, given that student tuition fees and government grants are not increasing at the rate of expenses.
Your Annual Fund gifts make it possible for our faculty to provide the teaching, leadership and mentoring for our students that are so central to CMU's mission.
In addition, the Annual Operating Fund, together with student tuition, is vital to ongoing:
We would be pleased to supply additional information on any aspect of these priorities, in accordance with the interests of donors. Contact Abram Bergen, Director of Church and Alumni Relations, Development Associate for more information at abergen:@:cmu.ca.
"We give to CMU because of the impact it has had on our lives, our children's lives and the lives of many others."
—John and Norma Thiessen
The support of the members of the President's Circle is critical to the operation of the university.
President's Circle members want to participate in the incredible difference that CMU makes in the lives of students. Through annual contributions of $1,000 or more, President's Circle members ensure that CMU has a stable foundation to continue its mission.
President's Circle Member Benefits
Join the President's Circle, as one of more than 200 people who make this annual commitment.
"I'd encourage all CMU alumni to join us in supporting the school by becoming donors. It's an easy way to give back, and it gives you a new connection to the place you went to school while allowing other young people the opportunity to have the same experiences we were able to have."
— Luke Klassen, Class of 2008
CMU Builders are alumni who, upon reflecting on their time at CMU, decide to give a little back. Their support helps students following in their footsteps, just like donors helped them while they studied at CMU.
CMU Builders make this possible by supporting CMU's Annual Fund with an annual gift of $120 or more.
Builders can make monthly electronic donations of $10.00 (minimum) or more. They will receive a single lump-sum tax receipt at the end of the year.
Join the CMU Builders by donating online with a one-time payment, or review the sidebar for ways to make regular monthly donations.
"I had an amazing experience at CMU. I know that I benefitted from my time there – I grew as a person and made lifelong friendships, while also being challenged in my studies."
— Cordella Friesen, Class of 2009
In addition to the President's Council and CMU Builders, over 800 supporters help CMU each year with a contribution. Your gift, whether large or small, will make a difference in shaping students to act as agents of reconciliation.