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#GivingTuesdayNow 2020

One Day. Over Six-hundred Gifts. Thousands of MSU Students Supported.


MSU invited all Spartans to collectively support the vital needs for students that arose as a result of the novel coronavirus crisis on #GivingTuesdayNow. 


#GivingTuesdayNow was a global day of giving and unity that took place May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by the novel coronavirus. The day was designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation and support for communities and nonprofits around the world.

Through MSU’s CrowdPower platform, donors were able to find projects that addressed emerging needs such as emergency funds for students and resources for the entire Spartan Community. 

#GivingTuesdayNow was an opportunity for Spartans to come together and give back in many ways, no matter who they are or where they live.


The outpouring of support for our students was incredible! We are so grateful for the generosity shown by our donors.

Kathleen Deneau
Senior Director, MSU Annual Giving


665 GIFTS. $76,552 RAISED. 

#GivingTuesdayNow gave Spartan donors from 37 states and 5 international locations a chance to make a positive difference in the lives of MSU students and the East Lansing community.

$76,522 supported efforts including, but not limited to: 

View all emergency support funds



COVID-19 is impacting individuals around the world, and here at Michigan State, we have students and staff that are being affected. The support that the Spartan community gave on #GivingTuesdayNow will provide thousands of MSU students and the East Lansing community with vital support for needs that have arisen as a result of the novel coronavirus crisis.

Thank you to all who made a Spartan difference! 


#GivingTuesdayNow may be over, but you can continue to support these efforts that directly assist Michigan State University students in need. View all emergency student support funds to see how you can make a difference today.