Giving CMU Day was a success for CMU-Africa

Over $7,600 raised for fellowship support

Hannah Diorio-Toth

Jan 18, 2023

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In November, CMU-Africa celebrated its sixth annual Giving CMU Day. The student body worked together to raise money for fellowship support and was very successful in their efforts: 147 donors provided over $7,600 of direct support for future graduate students through generous gifts to the Innovators Forward Fellowship Fund (IFFF).

By making a gift to the IFFF, Giving CMU Day donors will help to fund tuition for CMU-Africa students with exceptional academic records and leadership potential. Fellowship programs like the IFFF are extremely important because these students may not otherwise be able to afford a Carnegie Mellon education. All students at the Kigali location receive some form of financial support.

The day was also a success across the university, with 6,476 donors giving more than $1.8 million and unlocking $450,000 in challenge and match gifts. Carnegie Mellon alumni, student, parent, faculty, staff, and friend donors from around the world supported 382 different funds, programs, and initiatives across the university and invested in the CMU experience.