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  • $3,715 RAISED
  • 45 DONORS


  • Al and Noel Hauser $100.00
  • Wendy Tilotti $250.00
  • Mary Stelma $250.00
  • Timothy Fox $50.00
  • Scott File $50.00
  • Jeff Brooks $25.00
  • Pauline Jones $50.00
  • Michael Steinhelper $25.00
  • Anonymous $25.00
  • Christopher Leverett $25.00
  • Wendy Tilotti $200.00
  • Edward Beach $60.00
  • Al and Noel Hauser $200.00
  • Michael Brumback $100.00
  • Bruce Brown $25.00
  • Anne Stus $75.00
  • Pauline Jones $50.00
  • Cara Terry $25.00
  • Michele Fuller $50.00
  • Matthew Fetters $250.00
  • Wendy Coleman $50.00
  • Edward Beach $50.00
  • John Mansour $50.00
  • Kristy Beckholt $100.00
  • Andrew Barren $100.00
  • Cecily Roney $100.00
  • Andrea Kozar $25.00
  • Wendy Tilotti $200.00
  • Sue Gessler $100.00
  • Lauren Wilton $50.00
  • Elizabeth Thomas $20.00
  • Cara Terry $25.00
  • Megan Henning $25.00
  • Donna Henning $25.00
  • Peter DeLong $100.00
  • Kimberly Tobin $100.00
  • Gregory Avery $100.00
  • Anonymous $25.00
  • Susan Stafford $50.00
  • Matthew Fetters $250.00
  • Shawn Rowley $50.00
  • Anonymous $100.00
  • Georgina Menegas $25.00
  • Bruce Brown $100.00
  • Anonymous $10.00

Sparty Mascot Endowment Fund

Sparty with the Sparty StatueThe Sparty Mascot Program at Michigan State University (MSU) is among the premier collegiate mascot programs, routinely garnering recognition and accolades from national media outlets, Spartan fans and rival schools around the country. The program’s ongoing success is due to a legacy of extremely hardworking, dedicated and talented Michigan State University undergraduate students fueled by a passion for the university. These students are forever changed by their time as Sparty, and your support will help ensure that a one-of-a-kind experience remains available to some of the university’s finest students.

Sparty Mascot squad members perform their duties without external recognition. Motivated by their love of MSU, they volunteer their time and dedicate themselves to the program for the majority of their college careers. The current cost of college and living expenses has made it increasingly difficult for squad members to forego paying jobs in favor of the Sparty experience. While some students choose to work while being part of the program and attending college full-time, the decision often creates a difficult time management dilemma.

The program operates with a small staff that includes six to nine squad members, a full-time director and a part-time assistant who schedules more than 500 events per year. These events occur in nearly every part of the country where Spartans hang their diplomas.

Sparty Needs Your Support

Our greatest need is finding a way to provide a consistent Sparty student experience. The Sparty Mascot Program is entirely self-funded and not part of MSU’s athletic department, unlike the vast majority of mascot programs around the country. All costs associated with leadership development, costume replacement and maintenance, travel, training and administration are paid from a very limited annual budget.

Project Budget

Sparty and students on campusThe MSU Alumni Office's long-term vision for the program is to create an unparalleled MSU experience for the students who participate by providing them with:

  • Financial compensation, either through a stipend or scholarship, to increase the pool of students for whom program participation is a viable opportunity.
  • Recognition at graduation including the opportunity to wear Sparty’s boots at Commencement and an exclusive Sparty class ring.
  • Ongoing engagement with the university and one another through the Sparty Mascot Alumni group.
  • Leadership Development - The program rewards the students with a summer training trip and winter trip to the Mascot National competition.

Will You Help Bring the Sparty Vision to Life? 

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 22OOPCF1SPARTY” in the note section.

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