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Gary and I both had scholarships when we were in college, and I thought "oh my gosh, that would be so awesome to benefit another student the way we were." (Establishing the Gary and Marilyn Gerdt Music Scholarship) has reconnected me with Eastern . . . something that is very important to me and was very important to my husband.

Marilyn Gerdt | Alumnus
63.6 million dollars

We have raised $63.6 million toward our goal of $50 million. Learn more about the priorities of the campaign and how your gift impacts EIU.