Countdown to 2023 Day of Giving



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2023 Day of Giving

Join fellow Roadrunners for the seventh annual MSU Denver Day of Giving on March 30! Day of Giving is a way for alumni, faculty, staff, students and community members to provide Roadrunners with the resources they need to rise to reach their goals in the classroom, in their careers and as leaders in their communities.

Last year, 1,148 donors helped raise more than $220,000 to support scholarships, special projects, student-support services, athletics, student clubs/organizations and more. Roadrunner supporters like you help our students level up and hit their high scores!

Download a calendar reminder here:

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Ways to Get Involved

  1. Make a gift. Join the game and make your gift to any area on campus. Are you a faculty or staff member who participates in or is interested in giving through payroll deduction? If you start or increase your current gift, it will be included in this year’s Day of Giving challenge. Click here to give through MSU Denver payroll deduction.
  2. Create a match or challenge gift. Encourage others to make a gift by creating a match or challenge gift on any of our featured crowdfunding projects. When you make a gift to the Philanthropy Fund, your support will be used to set up match and challenge gifts on our featured projects!
  3. Share your Roadrunner Pride. Spread the word about giving day! Sign up to become a Social Media Advocate to receive our social media toolkit containing sample posts and photos.
  4. Follow us on social media. See the links below to our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages.
  5. Submit a Day of Giving Project Proposal. To be considered for promotion during MSU Denver Day of Giving, student clubs and organizations must submit a project proposal including a project title, brief description and an explanation of how the funds will be used. Crowdfunding projects must support a campus organization, fund, department or program. Examples of successful past projects can be found on the MSU Denver crowdfunding page, Give Campus.
  6. Tune in to our Day of Giving Telethon to hear about some of our featured projects and various areas on campus.
  7. Request an MSU Denver pet bandana to make your pet a Day of Giving mascot! Email [email protected].
  8. Participate in our Day of Giving events (see below).

Day of Giving Telethon

Join us from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, for our annual Day of Giving Telethon. Tune in live on Facebook.

Telethon Schedule:

Time Segment
10:00 a.m. Opening Segment with hosts Brandi Rideout and Jamie Hurst
10:15 a.m. Christine Marquez-Hudson, Vice President of University Advancement
11:00 a.m. Talent Show
12:00 p.m. Brad Kaplan
12:15 p.m. Immigrant Services
12:30 p.m. Athletics
12:45 p.m. One World, One Water
1:00 p.m. Rowdy’s Corner, EPIC Scholars, Dreamers
1:30 p.m. Janine Davidson, Ph.D., MSU Denver President
1:45 p.m. D-Phi
2:00 p.m. Debate Team
2:15 p.m. CAMP
2:30 p.m. Rebecca Reid and Larry Sampler
3:15 p.m. Damarley Laing, MSU Denver student
3:30 p.m. C2Hub Trivia Challenge with Matt Kring

Social Media Advocate Sign Up

The easiest way to make an impact on MSU Denver Day of Giving is by signing up to become a social media advocate. Becoming an Advocate makes spreading the word about your campaign easy, fun, and rewarding because you know exactly how many clicks, gifts, and dollars your outreach is generating in real time. The best part is, the advocate who raises the most money and the advocate that brings in the most gifts will win Day of Giving bonus funds to award to the project of their choice!

Last year, over 50 advocates brought in nearly $22,000 for giving day projects. We are counting on you to spread the word and encourage fellow Roadrunners to make a gift to help us reach our goal of 1000 donors!

Social Media Toolkit
Spread the word about MSU Denver Day of Giving on your social media! Use any of the suggested posts and photos before and during Day of Giving to promote your passion area on campus.

Roadrunners Athletics Giving Challenge

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Join fellow Roadrunners in supporting your favorite team(s) during the second annual Roadrunners Athletics Giving Challenge! When you make a gift to the team(s) of your choice, you help enhance the collegiate experience for each student-athlete at MSU Denver. Your support also gets your favorite team one step closer to being crowned Roadrunners Athletics Giving Challenge champions!

The top three teams with the most donors and the team that raises the most will receive bonus funds for their programs. Will your team be the winner? You decide! Show your support by helping your team win the Roadrunners Athletics Giving Challenge when you make your gift today! 

Ways to Make a Gift


2 p.m.

March 28

MSU Denver Esports Tournament

All Day

March 30

MSU Denver Day of Giving

10 a.m.

March 30


5 p.m.

March 30

MSU Denver Day of Giving Celebration

Follow Us on Social Media

I Gave Because…

After you make your gift to MSU Denver and your favorite campaign, share your “I Gave Because…” graphic on social media! Right-click the images below to download and add your personal message on why you donated and why you love MSU Denver.