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Leadership Circle

empower opportunity and success

LEADERSHIP CIRCLE recognizes donors whose annual gifts of $1,000 or more help pave the way for student success and deliver extraordinary opportunities for learning and discovery at Michigan State.

Giving at the leadership level opens doors of opportunity for both current and future Spartans. Whether for academics, research, athletics, or the arts, annual leadership gifts ensure students are on a path to success and well on their way to having an extraordinary impact in Michigan, the country, and beyond. 

Leadership circle Levels of giving

SPARTAN STRONG
$1,000 – $2,499 per year
SPARTAN GREAT
$2,500 – $4,999 per year
SPARTAN BOLD
$5,000 – $9,999 per year
SPARTAN INSPIRED
$10,000 – $19,999 per year
SPARTAN EXTRAORDINARY
$20,000 or more per year

Recognition begins July 1 each year and is based on gifts made during MSU’s previous fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).

MAKE YOUR LEADERSHIP GIFT TODAY!

Leadership Circle donors receive exclusive services and recognition:

  • SPARTAN – Michigan State University Alumni Magazine
  • Invitations to special MSU programming and events
  • Annual recognition materials
Leadership Circle Decal


impact of leadership giving

In fiscal year 2018, more than 10,000 donors gave leadership gifts that supported everything from scholarships to technology updates to study abroad programs. Meet a few of our leaders in giving below and find out how their gifts made an immediate difference.

Adrienne Dresevic

Adrienne Dresevic, MSU Parent
“I know that students are having such an excellent experience at MSU. I want to support that because I think Michigan State is great.”

Matthew Anderson and family

Matthew Anderson (’09)
“I was given so much as a Spartan student. The university, faculty, staff and alumni provided me with opportunities that enriched my life. Now it’s my turn to give back.”

Bill and Sandy Mason

Bill (’71) and Sandy (’70) Mason
You’re supposed to take care of the things and people you care about. And that’s what we’re doing, because we care about MSU a lot.”

TELL US YOUR GIVING STORY

To learn more about how you can make an impact on MSU at the Leadership Circle level, please contact:

Jesse Klinger
Leadership Circle Liaison
(517) 884-1124 
jklinger@msu.edu