Countdown to Day of Giving


Day of Giving

Join fellow Roadrunners for the eighth annual MSU Denver Day of Giving on April 11! 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, 1,580 donors helped raise more than $275,000 to support scholarships, special projects, student-support services, athletics, student clubs/organizations and more. Roadrunner supporters like you help our students rise up and meet their goals!

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, Threads, 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. 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, April 11, 2024, for our annual Day of Giving Telethon. Tune in live to watch the fun.

Day of Giving Telethon Schedule: 9:15 a.m. - Bird Talk Podcast LIVE with Amy Watanabe 10 a.m. - Welcome with hosts Brandi Rideout and Jamie Hurst 10:15 a.m. - MSU Denver Digs 2024 10:30 a.m. - Pre-Law LSAT Prep Funding 10:45 a.m. - Supporting Health Equity in Maternal and Child Nutrition-Lactation Program 11 a.m. - The Jewelry Collective 11:15 a.m. - Veteran and Military Student Services and ROTC 11:30 a.m. - MSU Denver Women’s Soccer 11:45 a.m. - MSU Denver Men’s Soccer 12 p.m. - Minute to Win It Challenge 12:45 p.m. - MSU Denver Debate 1 p.m. - Auraria Recovery Community 1:30 p.m. - Why Philanthropy Matters with Christine Márquez-Hudson 1:45 p.m. - Honors Program 2 p.m. - Office of Education Solutions 2:30 p.m. - Immigrant & Undocument Student Support 2:45 p.m. - COSI Matching Student Scholarship

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, nearly 150 advocates brought in more than $50,000 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 1,400 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 fifth 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.

April 9

E-Sports Tournament

2 p.m.

April 10

Cornhole Tournament

7 a.m.

April 11

Torch Run and Opening Ceremonies

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

April 11

Olympic Village

I Gave Because...

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Day of Giving 2024 image with a place for people to write underneath the text, Because of your generosity...

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