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Faculty, staff and retiree giving

Year after year—even strange, unprecedented years like this one—the same people who devote their careers to Michigan State University are also devoting critical financial support to the students, programs and causes they care about. Recently, 101 of MSU’s faculty, staff and retirees gave $19,615 to celebrate 2020’s #GivingTuesday of the more than $382,000 raised.

Infographic showing an increase in gifts over the 2019-2020 fiscal years and 2019 and 2019 Give Green Day

  • In Fiscal Year 2020, MSU received 5,025 gifts totaling $4,146,121 from faculty, staff and retirees. These numbers represent a 1.29% increase in gifts and a .17% increase in total dollars raised in the previous fiscal year, 2019, in which MSU received 4,961 gifts totaling $4,139,118.
  • On Give Green Day in 2019, the number of faculty, staff and retiree donors went up 23% over the previous year, and their gifts totaled 50% more than the previous year. In 2019, 1,163 donors gave $222,122 to MSU, compared to Give Green Day 2018 in which 943 donors gave $148,116.

Fall 2020 Stories


Cindy Lounsbery and Dave Giordan

On MSU Careers, Art and Organic Farming

Retired MSU graphic artists Dave Giordan and Cindy Lounsbery have made a planned gift that will bring graphic artists to the Broad and help grow the organic farm. 

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Kim Camp

Her Monthly Giving Added Up to Never-Ending Support  

MSU staff member Kim Camp, alumni coordinator for the College of Osteopathic Medicine, shows her love for her workplace, her job and her colleagues through years of giving back.

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Gerard and Margaret Crawley

Trying nuclear energy on for size  

Faculty retiree Gerard Crawley and his wife Margaret have made a $200K gift to create an endowed internship to support students who want to pursue a career path in nuclear energy.

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Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

A prize becomes a gift 

Flint water whistleblower Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha received the 2020 Fries Prize for Improving Public Health and has given her $60K prize to the Pediatric Public Health Initiative.

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James and Janet Ireland with Sparty

Sending out a Spartan S.O.S. 

James and Janet Ireland, a faculty member and research assistant in Animal Science and Spartan Strong donors, gave $500 to the S.O.S. Fund the very day the CrowdPower page was launched.

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New Tax Law and 2020 Charitable Giving

The CARES Act of 2020 not only aims to provide financial relief from the Coronavirus pandemic but also could influence your charitable giving decisions in 2020.

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