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Did you know that it will take just 1,000 new undergraduate alumni donors to increase the participation rate by 2%? That’s only 143 donors per day from May 2 – May 8, your support will make a difference

What is the Alumni Participation Rate?

(Your participation+Participation of other CMU undergrad alumni)/Number of Total Undergrad Alumni

The AMOUNT of your donation is not measured, instead it is the total NUMBER of alumni who give.
Every gift counts, every amount counts, every designation counts.

Our alumni giving rate has ranged between 16% - 25% during the last six years, compared to our peer institutions that have giving rates as high as 47%

Why is the Alumni Participation Rate Important?

  • Alumni Participation is the ONLY indicator of alumni satisfaction in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of colleges and universities.
  • Alumni Participation in giving increases the value of your degree. CMU’s prestige and rankings affect how employers, admissions officers, prospective students and parents view the university.
  • Any gift, regardless of size, has an important impact on the alumni giving rate. With nearly over 40,000 undergraduate alumni the collective impact of your gifts will make a difference! It will provide vital support to CMU students today, tomorrow and into the future.

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