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  • $26,375 RAISED OF $120,000 GOAL


  • Lorraine Robbins $250
  • Hamen Metheny $500
  • Anonymous $250
  • Mary Dikeman-Jenks $500
  • Myung Keun Chang $500
  • Roger Bashore $500
  • Jennifer Tracy $500
  • Christopher Tracy $500
  • Jill Evert $100
  • John Sirhal $500
  • Anonymous $20
  • Aryka Thomson $300
  • Sandra Foley-Smith $250
  • Andrew Schneider $100
  • Eric Olson $500
  • Nathan Walker $500
  • Chad Manske $250
  • Robert Morse $300
  • Donald Hubbard $1,000
  • John Bednarski $500
  • Stewart Tarp $250
  • Jeffrey Toenniges $500
  • Joseph Baczkowski $250
  • Denise Dorigo Jones $100
  • Ryan Malburg $250
  • Phillip Bertolini $500
  • Sandra Wanek $500
  • Anne Champeaux $500
  • James Mazel $250
  • Mr. Christopher J. Durham & Mrs. Karilee A. Durham $10,000
  • Col. Hal F. Harrington & Mrs. Cynthia L. Harrington $500
  • James Carrier $250
  • Eric Hill $255
  • James Seguin $250
  • Shiu-Win Lee $250
  • Andrew Zuk $100
  • James Horn $250
  • 1st Lt. Christopher M. Pizzo $250
  • Major Jonanthan R. Edwards & Mrs. Sarah J. Edwards $250
  • Lt. Col. Kevin J. Doyle & Mrs. Dorothy M. Doyle $500
  • Mr. Jim Abell & Mrs. Lisa Abell $500
  • Mr. Stuart M. Steen Jr. & Mrs. Amy W. Steen $500
  • Col. Thomas C. Fisher & Mrs. Sheri Fisher $250
  • Capt. Alexa R. Kann $250
  • Lt. Col. Brian J. Hoxie & Lt. Col. Michele L. Hoxie $500
  • Mr. Francis B. Robertson & Mrs. Tamara S. Robertson $100
  • Chaplain Gregory G. Poulos & Mrs. Kathryn M. Poulos $250
  • Capt. Patrick K. Russell & Mrs. Danielle W. Russell $250

Support the Demonstration Hall Commemorative Plaza

Historical Demonstration Hall has been a Michigan State University landmark, and the home of MSU Army ROTC for almost a century. An aging exterior and lack of signage around “Dem Hall” bely the proud history of the cadets, students, and veterans who have called it home. This collaboration will upgrade the flagpole area at Dem Hall with a commemorative plaza and historical signage worthy of the proud history of these Spartans.

Rendering of new plazaThe plaza will consist of a beautiful brick and concrete path outside the main entrance of Dem Hall. Two benches will flank the plaza entrance from Kalamazoo street. Historical signage will be installed facing the sidewalk, detailing the history and importance of Dem Hall. Spotlights will be installed around the flagpole to light up the American flag 24/7.

Click here to view the full project proposal

Give to the Dem Hall Plaza Project and be a part of history.

To make this dream a reality, we need your support! We hope to raise enough funds to begin construction in Fall 2021.

You can support with a gift of any amount.

  • For a gift of $500+, engrave your message on an 8in. x 8in. brick in the plaza.
  • For a gift of $250-$499, engrave your message on a 4in. x 8in. brick in the plaza.
  • For a gift of $100-$249, receive a special commemorative coin from the Army ROTC Spartans in appreciation of your efforts to help make this dream a reality.

*Brick ordering information will be sent to qualifying donors at a later date.

Who We Are

The Army ROTC Spartans are an affinity group of alumni, family and friends of the MSU Army ROTC Spartan Battalion.

The mission of the Army ROTC Spartans is to: provide opportunities for Spartans to find, engage and network with fellow Spartan Battalion alumni (Connect); create and participate in service initiatives connected to causes Spartans care about in their local community (Serve); and support current and future Spartans with the gifts of time, insight, connections, and financial assistance by contributing to the recruitment of students and the funding of scholarships and gifts at Michigan State University and the Army ROTC program (Invest).

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 21GGDCF1DEMHALL” in the note section.


The CARES Act allows taxpayers to take a charitable deduction of up to $300 for those who take the standard deduction. As always, please consult your tax advisor/attorney for advice on your specific situation.

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