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Let us help you reach your philanthropic goals

At Metropolitan State University of Denver, we believe every student deserves the opportunity to pursue their dreams. We know higher education is the critical factor in upward economic and social mobility, and that is why we offer a high-quality education that prepares students to be well-rounded and work-ready. 

MSU Denver educates more Coloradans than any other public institution in the state, yet we receive the least state funding per student. Our ability to offer access to educational opportunities depends on everyone's support. 

Private donors like you are the key to setting the course for innovative education and ensuring our students achieve the American Dream of earning a college degree. Every gift - no matter the size - secures a brighter future for the Roadrunners of today and tomorrow.

University Advancement is here to help you reach your philanthropic goals.

We invite you to look to your passions to inform your philanthropy. University Advancement is dedicated to providing the guidance and support you need as you explore opportunities to align your gift with your interests, ensuring you meet your financial and philanthropic goals today, tomorrow and through your legacy. Whether you need help determining which of our 700+ funds you want to support or how to achieve a specific impact with your gift, we are here for you.

Learn more about how your impact makes success possible for current and future Roadrunners.

Discover how your passions can meet our needs

Learn how your philanthropy impacts our students and the vision for the University

Spotlight Funds

Not sure where to designate your gift? Explore our spotlight funds to make an impact immediately

Student Emergency Fund

The Student Emergency Fund can cover expenses such as emergency housing assistance, urgent rent or utility assistance, costs related to major accidents or loss due to fire, theft, or natural disaster, and much more. It allows students to remain focused on their educational goals instead of the financial toll of an emergency. 


Earn and Learn

Internships are an imperative part of our students' experience; but not all internships are paid. Many of our students work, come from lower-income backgrounds and/or are supporting families, so being able to take time off for hands-on learning is just not feasible. MSU Denver's Earn and Learn Program levels the playing field by providing a modest stipend to students who take unpaid internships.



We invite you to explore our website to learn how your gift makes access to higher education possible for our students. If you prefer to speak with someone, contact us directly at or 303-615-0065.

For questions about the MSU Denver Foundation, visit our FAQs page or learn about our Board of Directors.

Campus and community partners seeking support from University Advancement should visit our Resources and Support page for more information.

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