Eastern Michigan University says its Giving Tuesday fundraising effort was a resounding success.
Tom Stevick is EMU's Vice-President for Advancement, and Executive Director of the EMU Foundation. He says the university's first one-day fundraising event exceeded expectations.
Stevick says they were expecting to raise around $50,000 or $60,000, but ended up with more than $138,000.
Money raised by EMU on Giving Tuesday will go to various scholarships and campus programs, plus the school's new Student Emergency Fund.