April 2024 calendar

Key Dates

April 1 – New MSU Denver Bird Talk podcast episode
April 11 – MSU Denver Day of Giving
April 18 – Mug Club Happy Hour

Day of Giving breaks record again

by Lynne Winter

Over $275,000 raised for scholarships, wraparound services, athletics, student clubs and programs.

Metropolitan State University of Denver would like to thank everyone who got in the game and leveled up their support during the seventh annual MSU Denver Day of Giving.

Brandi Rideout and Jamie Hurst dressed in Mario and Luigi costumes, talking with Damarley Laing during the 2023 Day of Giving telethon

Some 1,580 donors came together, surpassing the goal of 1,200 donors, to raise over $275,000, once again making Day of Giving an unprecedented success and exceeding last year’s totals by 432 donors and more than $50,000. The final numbers will be available soon as outstanding gift commitments are confirmed. Scholarships, student-support services, athletics and various programs received the financial boost needed to unlock new levels of student success for years to come.

“Everyone puts in so much hard work during the months leading up to Day of Giving,” said Bre Milnes, executive director of Advancement Communications and Annual Giving. “It wouldn’t be possible to reach these heights without our collaborative Roadrunner spirit.”

Goal-hitting highlights: 

  • The MSU Denver Debate Team raised $2,654 to promote civic life and democratic culture at the University by helping students build leadership and argumentative skills.  
  • Rowdy’s Corner raised $8,802 to feed over 140 Roadrunners for an entire academic year.  
  • Women’s golf raised $3,171 to help pay for equipment, travel expenses and indoor practice sessions in winter.  
  • The Presidential Internship in Public Service raised $32,424 to offer students a fully funded opportunity to live and work in Washington, D.C., for 10 weeks as student interns learning about the national service community.  

Do you have a project you’d like to fundraise for during next year’s Day of Giving? Calls for submissions will appear in the Early Bird beginning in January 2024.  

“Each year, our generous Roadrunner family goes above and beyond to make Day of Giving successful,” said Milnes. “We are thrilled with what we accomplished this year, knowing our students will have the resources to achieve their dream of earning a degree.” 

Contact Bre Milnes for more information.