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
Recognition begins July 1 each year and is based on gifts made during MSU’s previous fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).
Leadership Circle donors receive exclusive services and recognition:
- SPARTAN – Michigan State University Alumni Magazine
- Invitations to special MSU programming and events
- Annual recognition materials
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. Read about the collective impact of Leadership Circle donors like you and find out how your gifts impact MSU and the broader community.
In the last fiscal year 2,335 MSU parents gave multiple programs and causes across campus their best shot, with Fostering Academics Mentoring Excellence program, or FAME being one of the biggest beneficiaries of their generosity.
Sparty has a network of campus professionals and classmates to get him through the day-to-day, but donor support helps him take his education and joyful gameday antics to the next level.
Donor support allows Lyman Briggs College to zoom in and offer the right tools to students, such as Briggs Connect—an online hub that fosters relationships between current and former Briggsies.
To learn more about how you can make an impact on MSU at the Leadership Circle level, please contact:
Assistant Director of Leadership Circle
Visit My MSU Giving to see your lifetime and annual giving to Michigan State University.