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Make a Difference Giving to Michigan State University
  • $3,000 RAISED OF $3,000 GOAL


  • Emily Kostielney $200
  • George Orban $200
  • Pamela Serwa $100
  • Shelby VerHulst $50
  • Nancy Tschirhart Koster $50
  • Gregory Wortley $50
  • Gregory Newton $50
  • Phillip Hough $200
  • Rebecca Farnum $100
  • Lillian Kostielney $60
  • Brenda Theobald $20
  • Kristin Leach $25
  • Kevin Motyka $20
  • Matthew Kuhn $100
  • Laura Anders $45
  • Sue Miller $20
  • Anonymous $75
  • Deborah VanElls $100
  • Peter Delong $500
  • Beverly Stephens $50
  • Jessica VanElls $5
  • Beverly Weber $100
  • Annette Stravino $250
  • Edward Kluge $100
  • Shannon Fleming $50
  • Darrell Fluehr $20
  • Sue Gessler $100
  • Steven Paine $65
  • Mark Hansen $100
  • Allyn Shaw $50
  • Ann Marie Lindley $100
  • Jessica VanElls $20
  • Alexander Dardas $25

MSU Alumni Chapel Restoration

Paid for entirely by alumni of MSU, the Alumni Memorial Chapel was built to memorialize all Spartan men and women that served and died in the line of military service to their country.

Honoring the names of 589 fallen Spartans from 1861 to 2005, the chapel serves as an interdenominational spiritual center for all faiths and religions. The beauty of the chapel lies in its thirty-eight stained glass windows. When the chapel opened in 1952, the only stained glass windows installed were the ones above the chancel. At the time, finances were not available to complete all the windows. As years passed, graduating classes and other proud Spartans started a tradition of donating funds for the stained glass windows to be made and installed in the chapel. The windows all tell a unique story and are registered in the Michigan Stained Glass Census.  

Your Support Will Make a Difference

Funds are needed to restore and protect these cherished pieces of MSU history. The cost to fully restore a window and install a clear protective outer shield is $3,000. We are asking Spartans for donations to restore a beautiful window honoring the Morrill Act of 1862.  Signed by President Abraham Lincoln, the Morrill Act established Michigan Agricultural College as the nation's pioneer land-grant university. A special donor commemoration will be installed in the chapel to celebrate the donors who make a gift to this project and wish to have their name recognized. 

Join fellow Spartans and make a gift today that will leave a lasting legacy on campus and help preserve a precious MSU landmark.

Make a Gift by Mail:

University Advancement
Spartan Way
535 Chestnut Road, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824

*Make check payable to Michigan State University and write “Appeal 21OOPCF1ALUMCHP” in the note section.


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