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, MSU's faculty, staff and retirees were a critical part of another successful Give Green Day on March 16.
Spring 2021 Stories
Pollinating the Next Generation
Emeritus professor Roger Hoopingarner devoted his career to protecting pollinators. His recent gift to fund an endowed professorship in apiculture (bees!) will ensure that MSU’s great work in entomology can continue through a top-notch faculty member.
Because of Tom Izzo
Alumnus and former MSU basketball player Mat Ishbia credits much of his success in business to lessons learned under the mentorship of Coach Tom Izzo. Now, he’s paying it forward in a way that will transform MSU Athletics.
Thank you for your Give Green Day Support
Faculty, staff and retiree donors supported students with gifts throughout Give Green Day, providing 13 percent of the $1.16 million raised.
A Family Invested in Service
Family physician, Bill Wadland, spent two decades as a department chairperson in the College of Human Medicine, and all three of his children became Spartans. Bill and his wife Betty are now supporting MSU medical education in rural areas with a new endowment.
Remembering Barbara Sawyer-Koch
Forward-thinking community leader and philanthropist left a legacy that will help create a better society and benefit people for generations.
Former Student Honors Faculty Mentor
In a decades long display of serendipity, a professor’s legacy impacted a former student and his family through multiple degrees, wars, jobs and a new generation. Now an endowment ensures the legacy lives on.
New Tax Law and 2021 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 2021.