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  • Manny Alalouf $50
  • Madge MacLean $165
  • Ryan Panczak $150
  • Jessica Altenberger $50

10 ways $10 will make a difference for MSU Social Science Students

Let's be honest, 2020 has been a pretty tough year. But there are plenty of ways you can help build a stronger future today! 

Over 20% of Social Science undergrads have requested help from emergency funds at MSU. Your generosity is essential to providing the resources needed to empower our students to achieve their goals and broaden MSU’s impact on the world. Here are 10 ways a gift of $10 makes a difference and changes lives for students at the MSU College of Social Science:

1. Support students financially impacted by COVID-19 , like those who lost jobs. 2.	Assist students who are otherwise independent and may not have outside sources of support. 3. Help combat student homelessness. 4.	Help keep students enrolled. (This could help a student not drop a class.)  5. Ensure no student goes hungry over winter break.

6. Help with mental health by taking a worry off a student’s mind. 7.	Show students that Spartan alumni care about them. 8. Help a student focus on their world class MSU education.  9. Help students explore new opportunities.  10. Inspire students to give back in the future with your current generosity.

Here are a few reasons why MSU College of Social Science alumni like you are stepping up to help students in need:

College of Social Science students"As an alumus of the College of Social Science, I feel a great responsibility to support and invest in my fellow Spartans. I was able to be successful as a student because of the incredible alumni who mentored and inspired me and it is our responsibility to pass that onto the next generations of Spartans. No matter how big or small of a gesture, there is always something we can give back to the Spartan community and the current MSU students." - Jessica Altenberger, Class of 2019

"These students are the future, so I find it rewarding to help them along on their journey. You never know what connection you could provide for a student that might change their life forever." - Mary Burleson, Class of 2010

"If it were not for the support of the MSU community back when I was in school, I would not have the career that I have today. I just hope to return the favor.- Megan Johnston, Class of 2011

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 21OOPCF1SS10GT” 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.