About Fire Up

Central Michigan University's Ignite CMU crowdfunding platform allows alumni, faculty, staff, students, and families in the CMU community to create fundraising campaigns that help CMU students.

Your gift helps CMU provide scholarships, support academic programs, purchase instructional equipment and library materials, and encourage other activities, such as athletics and student life.

Central Michigan University Annual Giving FAQ

How do I apply for a crowdfunding project?

You can fill out the form under the Submit Application section on this website.

Can I make a gift in honor or in memoriam of someone or an organization?

Yes. Please see the Final Steps section on the Donate page to make your gift in honor or in memoriam of a person or organization.

Can my gift be made anonymous?

Yes, your gift can be made anonymous. In the Final Steps section on the Donate page, simply choose which setting under Donor Wall Settings fits best for you.

Are gifts tax deductible?

Yes, your gift is tax deductible. You will be mailed a receipt that can be used for tax purposes. 

What if I don't see my area of interest?

On the donation page, click "Other," and from there, you can type in the name of the CMU fund you would like to give to. Our giving team will make sure your contribution gets counted.