WMU participating in LBGT national day of giving

contact: Jeanne Baron
| WMU News
Photo of student with quote about receiving a scholarship.

Money raised will fund scholarships and internships for students.

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University hopes to raise significant funds for student scholarships and internships through its participation Thursday, May 19, in national Give Out Day.

This is WMU's first time joining the national day of giving for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organizations.

"We hope that the LBGT and ally community will support the great work being done here at WMU and continue to support our students through this campaign," says Jen Hsu, director of the University's Office of LBGT Student Services.

About Give Out Day

Give Out Day is a national, 24-hour online fundraiser begun in 2013 that supports the LBGT and queer community. At WMU, the funds generated will support student scholarships and programs, as well as paid internships in the Office of LBGT Student Services.

The University is not participating in the competition aspect of the national fundraising campaign. However, unlike contributing via the national website, it will distribute 100 percent of each gift to the designated recipients.

To learn more or donate, visit mywmu.com/GiveOutDay. The site includes examples of stories shared by WMU students and faculty, and content will be updated frequently.

Those interested also may connect with MyWMU on social media and share this site's giving day content as it is released to help raise awareness for Give OUT Day.

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