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.
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.