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March 19th was MSU Denver's 4th Annual Day of Giving - and a day that showed us all what it means to be a Roadrunner.

As our communities, country and world struggle with the impact of COVID-19, nearly 700 donors came together to raise $150,000 for our students. We know these are unprecedented times, and still the response from our campus community is astounding.

Thank you for your support!

Nearly $90,000 in new gifts was directed to the Student Emergency Fund, which supports those who encounter unexpected financial emergencies while pursuing degrees at MSU Denver. Your support will help over 200 students working in fields especially hard hit by COVID-19, who may need to take unpaid leave, or help provide technological access for the estimated 750 students without a laptop. 

Your gift matters. Thank you for joining the race and shining light on our students during this challenging time.

Did you miss Day of Giving? No need to worry -- you can still make your gift to the Student Emergency Fund by clicking the button below. All gifts, any size make a difference.

STUDENT EMERGENCY FUND: Critical help for our students during these uncertain times

As the university continues to monitor the ongoing situation and adjust its operations, our top priority remains the health and safety of MSU Denver students, faculty and staff. As of March 16, 2020 all in-person on-campus instruction has been suspended for our students. Courses will continue online, but new and added pressures will be assumed by our student population.

These are trying times for all of us, but for many of our students, campus is a lifeline —

Laptops. Internet. Food. Supplies. Housing. The list goes on.

These are basic necessities that our students require, and in these uncertain times we are looking to our Roadrunner Family to help meet these needs. Without support, many will struggle to keep up with their classes. 

There has never been a more critical time for your generosity. We encourage you to support our students by making a gift to the funds that support students in most need: Student Emergency Fund and the Roadrunner Food Pantry

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. 


Roadrunner Food Pantry

The Roadrunner Food Pantry serves to fight hunger on campus by providing basic nutritional food for all MSU Denver students in times of need. The food pantry provides snacks and pantry items for meal preparation and is aligned with additional resources on and off campus that promote the overall well-being of the students.


Our Students Need Your Support More than Ever

With many students facing economic and food insecurity, the campus community is encouraged to be generous and proactive.

The Roadrunner Food Pantry is one of Metropolitan State University of Denver’s first lines of defense in fighting food insecurity, especially as the campus prepares for the potential impacts of COVID-19.

The Student Emergency Fund has also seen an increase in support requests. The fund provides emergency stipends for MSU Denver students who are dealing with unanticipated and/or catastrophic life events that might otherwise cause them to stop or pause their pursuit of educational goals.


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