ESU Marketplace opens online giving opportunities


You buy everything from sweaters to sushi on the web these days—why not add scholarships to your list of online purchases?

Marketplace screenshot 1Emporia State University’s new Marketplace website (accessible from the “Give to ESU” link at the top of is the link to online support for scholarships, said Carol Cooper, director of advancement services.

“If you’ve ever ordered anything from one of the major online retailers, this process will look very familiar,” said Cooper.

Clicking on the “Support ESU” link at the top of the ESU homepage and on the “Give” button on the next page connects donors with the ESU Marketplace. The “Give to ESU link that appears is your portal to the secure online donation process.

Marketplace screenshot 2“It’s extremely user-friendly, and the fact that our online giving has posted a sizable increase this year tells us that donors are eager to give the new process a try,” said Cooper.

Along with online giving, the Alumni Events side of the Marketplace site is also equipped to accept registrations for Alumni Association events. The Emporia Connection reunion in April is the first test of that system.

“Emporia Connection is our test of the system,” said Nikki Metz, alumni programs coordinator. “We plan to have all our Homecoming events available for online registration in July,” Metz added.