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  • $11,750 RAISED


  • Gary Blome $25
  • Gary Blome $25
  • Danielle McNally $500
  • Wallace Haley $100
  • Anonymous $500
  • Thomas Jones $100
  • Tom and Cathy Luccock $455
  • Sandy Adams $500
  • Kathleen Vance $25
  • Bernard Sheff $100
  • David Roberts $10
  • Gary Dunsmore $50
  • Anonymous $20
  • Anonymous $50
  • Anonymous $100
  • Thomas Minter $100
  • James Sargent $200
  • Anonymous $100
  • Jessica Klinger $25
  • Anonymous $100
  • Kimberly Spalding $20
  • Mary Geller $25
  • Justin Bricarell $25
  • John Swantek $100
  • Philip Stahl $300
  • Anthony Facione $50
  • Miguel Cortez $50
  • Shelly Schlicher $25
  • Krishnamoorthy Ramesh $1,000
  • Jodie O'Gorman $100
  • Michael Brown $200
  • Matthew Uebel $100
  • Regin Horan $100
  • Tom and Cathy Luccock (Matching Gift) $490
  • Jeff Gilbert $400
  • Anonymous $50
  • Anonymous $50
  • Anonymous $50
  • Therese Nugent $50
  • Tom and Cathy Luccock (Matching Gift) $150
  • George Knierbein $50
  • Josephine Smolcich $100
  • Tom and Cathy Luccock (Matching Gift) $50
  • Lawrence Proctor $50
  • Tom and Cathy Luccock (Matching Gift) $500
  • Melissa Woo $500
  • Tom and Cathy Luccock (Matching Gift) $100
  • Anonymous $100
  • Tom and Cathy Luccock (Matching Gift) $20
  • Kelly Collins $20
  • Tom and Cathy Luccock (Matching Gift) $25
  • Gary Blome $25
  • Tom and Cathy Luccock (Matching Gift) $70
  • Chelsea Edge $20
  • Barbara Blizzard $50
  • Tom and Cathy Luccock (Matching Gift) $100
  • Cindy Conrod $100
  • Tom and Cathy Luccock (Matching Gift) $500
  • Anonymous $500
  • Tom and Cathy Luccock (Matching Gift) $100
  • Linda Haglund-Hazy $100
  • Tom and Cathy Luccock (Matching Gift) $170
  • Albert Zeller $50
  • Dana Bridges $20
  • Grant Linnell $100
  • Tom and Cathy Luccock (Matching Gift) $50
  • Cynthia Vandecar $50
  • Tom and Cathy Luccock (Matching Gift) $100
  • Jason Gribb $100
  • Tom and Cathy Luccock (Matching Gift) $100
  • Catherine Schmid $100
  • Tom and Cathy Luccock (Matching Gift) $50
  • Reed Ebmeyer Jr $50
  • Tom and Cathy Luccock (Matching Gift) $100
  • John Yeager $100
  • Tom and Cathy Luccock (Matching Gift) $100
  • Anonymous $100
  • Tom and Cathy Luccock (Matching Gift) $100
  • Nick McLaren $100
  • Tom and Cathy Luccock (Matching Gift) $30
  • Susan Grigas $30
  • Tom and Cathy Luccock (Matching Gift) $20
  • Anonymous $20
  • Tom and Cathy Luccock (Matching Gift) $75
  • John Shannon $75
  • Anonymous $310
  • James Anhut $100
  • Gloria Floden $50

Student Veterans Resource Center

Tom and Cathy Luccock Here at MSU, we are committed to veteran success. The Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC) exists to help military veterans and their families achieve academic and personal success. The SVRC is staffed by military veterans and dependents with a strong passion for helping our students.

Thanks to a generous lead gift provided by MSU retiree Tom Luccock and his wife Cathy, gifts to the SVRC project were matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $3,000. Due to overwhelming support, matching funds have been fully used, but more support is still needed to help the SVRC serve student veterans at MSU. 

Give to the Student Veterans Resource Center and help provide opportunities for Spartan veterans

One of the most popular and impactful ways we support our students is through the Peer Advisors for Veteran Education (PAVE) Program. PAVE connects incoming veteran students to a team of student veteran leaders serving as peer advisors who can provide guidance, support, and mentorship as fellow student veterans who have been there before. From guidance about finances and academic support to advice on bus schedules and navigating campus, PAVE advisors help new student veterans find the tools they need to successfully transition to life at MSU.

We’ve had this program since 2016, and the results have been amazing! Students genuinely feel supported by the program, and it gives veterans a chance to give back. It costs the SVRC approximately $10,000 a year to offer PAVE to MSU student veterans and funds are needed to ensure this critical resource continues to be available for veterans at MSU.

Your contribution directly impacts student veteran success at MSU

Your donation will help student veterans navigate roadblocks and achieve success by providing enhanced peer mentoring and academic support resources. Funds raised through this project will help this program continue at MSU by providing a stipend for our peer advisors and additional resources for advising events, virtual team-building workshops, and other programming needs to support MSU student veterans.

In additon to PAVE here are just some of the services and resources provided by the SVRC:

  • Space for meetings, studying, and socializing
  • VA benefits and health information
  • Financial aid application support
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Transition services
  • Career counseling and employment/internship opportunities
  • Referrals to many other programs and services both on and off campus

This fundraising project is run through the Student Veterans Resource Center by the coordinator. The coordinator oversees the project funding and ensures that the program team leader and peer advisors are hired and trained and provides them with student data. The team leader oversees the advisors, making sure they are meeting required advising benchmarks and ensuring they are trained.

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 22OOPCF1SVET” in the note section.


Remember the CARES Act has been extended for calendar year 2021 allowing taxpayers to take a charitable deduction of up to $300/$600 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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