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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 

10,716
gave nearly
 $700,000 
through Greenline student calls
Learn more about MSU Greenline
3,536
gave 
$412,569
in online gifts to
122
CrowdPower projects
Find a CrowdPower project to support
4,760
gave to emergency support funds for students affected by COVID-19
Find out how to continue to help students
1,140
made donations through our recurring credit card giving program
Learn more about recurring giving
7,834
 gave on Give Green Day or Giving Tuesday Now, 
1,013
for the first time
Learn about the 2020 Give Green Day

 

LOYALTY AND LEADERSHIP CIRCLE GIVING

8,331 Leadership Level Donors Contributed More Than $71.3 Million

SPARTAN STRONG
4,452 donors
$3,793,366
SPARTAN GREAT
1,291 donors
$2,528,682
SPARTAN BOLD
958 donors
$3,363,900
SPARTAN INSPIRED
757 donors
$5,320,303
SPARTAN EXTRAORDINARY
873 donors
$56,294,971

 

35,100 Loyalty Level Donors Contributed More Than $5.2 Million

SPARTAN LOYAL
30,483 donors
$3,524,714
SPARTAN PROUD
4,617 donors
$1,738,297

Learn more about Loyalty and Leadership giving and recognition.

 

stories ABOUT YOUR IMPACT

Photo montage with crocs, stethescope, digital medical chart, hands hold thank you heart

Hard Work, Family and a Network

READ NOW
Photo montage with college student, hand holding photo of tree, logs, young child with llama, notebooks, globe

Out Into the World

READ NOW
Photo montage with picture frame, model of atom, student scientist

Home Sweet Home

READ NOW

 

Photo montage with cactus, dream catcher, muscular skeleton, medical symbol

A Care Package from Home

READ NOW
Photo montage with MSU tower guard students holding banner, braille book, student using seeing eye cane

Helping the Helpers

READ NOW
Photo montage with MSU brick wall, bag of groceries, MSU student and students at food pick up

A Spartan Safety Net

READ NOW

 

Photo montage with student in life preserver ring, piggy bank, student with lap top and chalk board with text emergency fund

Sending Out a Spartan S.O.S.

READ NOW
Photo montage with Minskoff Pavilion, Dean Sanjay Gupta and MSU Students

Building Success

READ NOW
Photo montage with dove, book, skeleton key, hand making peace sign

Seeing Effort “Pay Off”

READ NOW

 

Learn more about the difference your support made for MSU students this year.

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