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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

Whether you step up to support experiential learning, student scholarships, research opportunities, or an outstanding student with financial need your Leadership Circle gifts make immediate impact. Meet a few of our Leadership Circle donors and find out how their gifts impact MSU and the broader community.

Adrienne Dresevic

Jemele Hill (’97)
“I feel that it is my obligation to make sure that I hold the doors open for somebody else.”

Jemele supported the National Association of Black Journalists through CrowdPower. 

Matthew Anderson and family

Ceo Bauer (’49)
“Try to get something done that is a benefit to society.  Give and you will receive.” 

Ceo has been an annual donor to MSU for 68 years. 

Bill and Sandy Mason

Brad (’87) and Heather (’88) Halls
“We’re just so proud to be part of Spartan Nation, the university and the entire College of Music.”

Brad and Heather are proud parents of two current Spartans. 

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

Visit My MSU Giving to see your lifetime and annual giving to Michigan State University.