annual giving annual report • fiscal year 2020
THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE WHEN msu students NEEDED IT MOST
No one will ever forget this year.
As the novel coronavirus changed life as we knew it, a place generally bustling with activity and energy was one of the first to become unrecognizable. By March 11, MSU students could no longer learn in classrooms. Days later, we heard there would be no March Madness for the Spartans. By the end of that week, parking on campus wasn't an issue for anyone.
Yet in the ways that truly count, everyone is still here. And you are too.
In the first few months of the crisis, generous Spartans stepped up to provide emergency assistance funds for students with immediate need. Whether it was a gift to help the Student Food Bank as demand for emergency food rose or a donation to the S.O.S. Emergency Fund to help provide financial assistance to pay an unexpected expense—Spartans came together to meet the increased need.
There are hundreds of other ways Spartan alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends supported students this entire year:
- Scholarships and education abroad
- Student clubs and programs
- Vital services and emergency support for students in need
- Research to address COVID-19 and other critical projects
- Educational tools some students can't afford.
Take a look at the impressive numbers below and then for some more inspiration, read some or all of the stories about the impact your gifts have had in a time of great uncertainty. Your annual gifts went to work immediately to provide so many opportunities for so many students. And for that, we can never say thank you enough.
THE DIFFERENCE YOUR GIFTS MADE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
$76,564,233 went to work immediately to support students, programs and faculty
43,431 alumni, donors, faculty, staff, students and friends made a gift this year
through Greenline student calls
in online gifts to
gave to emergency support funds for students affected by COVID-19
made donations through our recurring credit card giving program
gave on Give Green Day or Giving Tuesday Now,
for the first time
LOYALTY AND LEADERSHIP CIRCLE GIVING
8,331 Leadership Level Donors Contributed More Than $71.3 Million
35,100 Loyalty Level Donors Contributed More Than $5.2 Million
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stories ABOUT YOUR IMPACT
Learn more about the difference your support made for MSU students this year.