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Make a Difference Giving to Michigan State University
  • $12,880 RAISED OF $20,000 GOAL


  • Raymond LaFrey (matching gift) $100
  • Janet Rickard $100
  • Raymond LaFrey (matching gift) $25
  • Anonymous $25
  • Raymond LaFrey (matching gift) $250
  • Stephen Bates $250
  • Raymond LaFrey (matching gift) $100
  • Anonymous $100
  • Raymond LaFrey (matching gift) $500
  • Bryan Dery $500
  • Raymond LaFrey (matching gift) $190
  • Anonymous $20
  • Anonymous $100
  • Owen Mitchell $20
  • Anonymous $50
  • Raymond LaFrey (matching gift) $4,015
  • Michael Maasberg $4,000
  • Martin Bailey $15
  • Raymond LaFrey (matching gift) $500
  • Allen Disselkoen $500
  • Raymond LaFrey (matching gift) $150
  • Myung-Keun Chang $100
  • Anonymous $50
  • Raymond LaFrey (matching gift) $50
  • Ryan O'Donnell $50
  • Raymond LaFrey (matching gift) $250
  • Joseph Sopko $250
  • Raymond LaFrey (matching gift) $310
  • Anonymous $20
  • Laura Genik $100
  • Chelsea Edge $20
  • Patricia Mroczek $50
  • Louise Bergman $100
  • Alexander Dardas $20

Engineering Student Veterans Fund

Photo of MSU alumnus Raymond LaFreyGifts to the Engineering Student Veterans Fund will support veteran Engineering students to secure academic related supplies, attend academic and professional conferences, engage supplemental academic tutoring and coaching and other support programming/areas.

Thanks to the commitment and generosity from alumnus Raymond LaFrey (BS EE ’60, MS EE ’63), gifts to this project will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000. This will double your impact in supporting College of Engineering Student veterans.

Double Your Impact Today! Your Support Directly Benefits College of Engineering Student Veterans

Photo of Ousmane Toure"Transitioning from the military to school is not an easy challenge mentally or financially. Even with the educational benefits provided by Michigan State University and The Department of Veterans Affairs, many veterans still find employment for supplemental income. A fund specifically for engineering veterans would allow veterans like me to focus 100% fully on our course work. Instead of going to work 30 hours a week, that time could be used for going to more help rooms and acquiring more tutor time so that we can excel in our field." - Ousmane Toure, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, MSU Engineering student

Photo of MSU Student Adam Waltman"For the majority of veterans, transitioning out of the military is a severe shock to our system. After spending four years of having an extremely rigid schedule and essentially being completely nonautonomous, it can be difficult to adjust to a student schedule with so many opportunities available, with nearly none of them mandatory. The engineering student veterans fund would be extremely beneficial to people such as myself because it would allow me to not have to find a job to supplement the benefits that I already receive. Not having a job would free up time to take full advantage of all opportunities available to me, such as professional workshops, tutoring, and other extra curriculars." - Adam Waltman, U.S. Marine Corps Engineering Veteran, MSU Engineering student

Join with fellow Spartans and double your impact today by making a gift in support of our Engineering student veterans! 

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 21OOPCF1EGRVET” in the note section.


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