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First-generation college students are hardworking and determined individuals, yet they often navigate the college system alone. According to Resilient Educator, “While nearly 60 percent of students whose parents attended college gradated within five years, less than 45 percent of first-generation students graduated in the same time frame.” While these numbers can be harrowing to look at, they remind us that we can all do more to support our first-gen students. Support from people like you allow our office, First Generation Initiatives, to provide first-gen college students the guidance they need to stay in school and find their own path to success. With your help, we aim to empower our first-gen students and establish a strong community. No matter how large or small, your donation will make a great contribution to the growing success of the first-gen community.

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Giving to the MSU Denver Foundation online is secure and easy. Since the foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization registered and in good standing with the IRS, your gift is tax-deductible in the manner and the extent provided by law. Please consult your tax advisor. Thank you for supporting our students and programs. Thank you for your support.




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