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Make a Difference Giving to Michigan State University
Make a Difference Giving To Michigan State University

Leadership Circle

empower opportunity and success

LEADERSHIP CIRCLE recognizes donors whose annual gifts of $1,000 or more help pave the way for student success and deliver extraordinary opportunities for learning and discovery at Michigan State.

Giving at the leadership level opens doors of opportunity for both current and future Spartans. Whether for academics, research, athletics, or the arts, annual leadership gifts ensure students are on a path to success and well on their way to having an extraordinary impact in Michigan, the country, and beyond. 

Leadership circle Levels of giving

SPARTAN STRONG
$1,000 – $2,499 per year
SPARTAN GREAT
$2,500 – $4,999 per year
SPARTAN BOLD
$5,000 – $9,999 per year
SPARTAN INSPIRED
$10,000 – $19,999 per year
SPARTAN EXTRAORDINARY
$20,000 or more per year

Recognition begins July 1 each year and is based on gifts made during MSU’s previous fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).

MAKE YOUR LEADERSHIP GIFT TODAY!

Leadership Circle donors receive exclusive services and recognition:

  • One year of MSU Alumni magazine
  • Invitations to special MSU programming and events
  • Annual recognition materials
Leadership Circle


impact of leadership giving

In 2016, almost 12,000 donors gave leadership gifts that supported everything from scholarships to technology updates to study abroad programs. Meet a few of our leaders in giving below and find out how their gifts made an immediate difference.

Shiela and David Blough

Sheila and David Blough, ’69
Four decades and counting – their history of giving started the same year they were married.

Melissa McDaniels and Kristen Renn

Dr. Melissa McDaniels and
Dr. Kristen Renn

Extending a welcome so no student feels marginalized or limited by their differences.

Sams Family

Ronald and Diane Sams Family
Stepping up is a family tradition to give students the same opportunity they had.

MAKE YOUR LEADERSHIP GIFT TODAY!

To learn more about how you can make an impact on MSU at the Leadership Circle level, please contact:

Jesse Klinger
Leadership Circle Liaison
(517) 884-1124 
jklinger@msu.edu