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May 17, 2020

Alumni Donors Making a Difference

Roadrunners take care of Roadrunners. It's what we do.

Like so many of us, the effects of COVID-19 have dramatically impacted the lives of MSU Denver students and their families. And now, more than ever, we are called upon to make a difference in the lives of our fellow Roadrunners.

In recent months, alumni donors have answered the call with impactful gifts to the Student Emergency Fund and the Roadrunner Food Pantry. Over the course of the last seven weeks, nearly 150 alumni donors made more than 185 gifts to the Student Emergency Fund and the Roadrunner Food Pantry, for a total of $12,772.

Food Pantry Student Emergency Fund

These life-changing gifts will fund 40 student visits to the food pantry and approximately 20 one-time grants through the Student Emergency Fund. Because of alumni donor support, our students can concentrate on achieving their goals instead of being hindered by uncertainty and fear.

"After getting sick and taking a few days off from work, I realized my paycheck would not be enough to pay rent or fill my empty refrigerator," said Nalinda, '20. "Donor support provided the help I needed to pay rent, buy groceries and regain my health so I could focus on finishing the semester strong. I am deeply grateful for the help."

Whether they are facing challenging circumstances due to the loss of income, the passing of a loved one or a medical emergency, our Roadrunners deserve the opportunity to pursue their dreams.

We are thankful to all of the donors who are supporting our students during this critical time. Because of their generosity, our students can continue to reimagine what is possible with their future.

Roadrunners take care of Roadrunners. It's what we do.

For more information about how you can support MSU Denver students, contact Bre Milnes, director of annual giving.

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