Imagine the PossibleMillersville University has announced the institution’s first fundraising campaign in its history entirely focused on students – “Imagine the Possible.” The goal is to raise $32 million in private support by 2020 to assist with three priority areas; “Scholarships, Student Learning Experiences and Marauder Athletics.”

As a result of the “Imagine the Possible” campaign, qualified students will have greater access to college and more opportunities in a diverse set of experiences ultimately providing them the tools needed to become successful employees, community leaders and citizens.

Planning for the campaign over the past 18 months, University officials met with key stakeholders including students, alumni, faculty, staff, donors and supporters to determine the campaign’s priorities and to build consensus for the initiative. In its quiet phase since July 1, 2017, “Imagine the Possible” is already 40% to goal.

“Millersville University is an exceptional institution,” said Alice McMurry, interim Vice President for Advancement. “‘Imagine the Possible’ reinforces our commitment to our students and further creates a close-knit community where undergraduate research, hands-on learning, internships and civic engagement are top priorities.”

The public announcement of “Imagine the Possible” coincides with several on-campus events including the University’s fifth annual Ville One Day Give – Millersville’s 28-hour fundraising initiative. This year’s One Day Give runs from 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 26 through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 27.

With a focus on donor count, the University has set a goal of 500 donors for the event. Additionally, a series of matching challenges and promotions will be announced throughout One Day Give to demonstrate the impact that every gift makes in the lives of Millersville’s students.

Watch the video “MU Imagine the Possible.”

Imagine the Possible: Millersville University’s Campaign for Students

Funding Priorities and Goals

Scholarships: $10M

Resources for merit and need-based scholarships will ensure that Millersville remains both accessible and competitive. Support to the Scholarship priority further provides the University with the opportunity to attract the best and brightest students from the state, region along with the highest achieving students form coast-to-coast and around the world.


Student Learning Experiences: $16M

Increased funding for hands-on learning opportunities will allow students to contribute positively to contemporary and future workplaces and communities. Student Learning Experiences at Millersville include Internships, Undergraduate Research, Global Education and Living-Learning Communities.


Marauder Athletics: $6M

With the increased scholarship allocations and updated facilities, Marauder Athletics will provide a championship experience for not only its students and prospective students, but for the Ville campus and community.

Imagine the Possible website


Ville One Day Give

Goal – 500 Donors (From Thursday, April 26 at 8 p.m. to Friday, April 27 at 11:59 p.m.)

 One Day Give website

Matching Challenge Highlights

For the first 100 gifts to Marauder Athletics during the One Day Give, Northwestern Mutual will contribute $100 per gift up to $10,000 total.

The Millersville University Alumni Association will make a gift of $10,000 to the University if 150 donations are received by 10 a.m. on Friday, April 27.

For every gift to the College of Science and Technology during One Day Give, an anonymous friend of the College will give an equal gift to the “Dean’s Discretionary Fund” (up to $13,000 total). This match supports undergraduate research, internships and other needs within the College of Science and Technology.




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