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Current Marshall students and recent graduates know firsthand what the Marshall University experience holds for students. With your leadership, you help ensure that Marshall maintains its academic program excellence while continuing to expand opportunities for future students.
What is it?
The 1837 Society is an effort led by alumni and students whose goal is to promote a tradition of giving among current Marshall University students and recent graduates.
Any current undergraduate, graduate, or recent graduate (within the last fifteen years) who makes a monetary gift to any Marshall University gift fund in a single fiscal year (July 1- June 30) will automatically become a member of the 1837 Society.
Members are encouraged to give to the Annual Fund for their college, funds that benefit students across campus such as the General Scholarship Fund, and/or the Marshall University Foundation Hall & Home of the Erickson Alumni Center.
1837 Society Members Can Make a Difference
While average comparable universities boast a 15 percent participation rate for alumni giving, Marshall lags behind with approximately 8 percent of alumni supporting academic programming and related projects. Recent graduates and students can give a little and make a big difference in today and tomorrow's alumni participation rates which play an important role in seeking corporate and foundation funding, as well as contributed to improving standings in US News and World Report.
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