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Giving to MSU Denver has never been easier. Whether you want to establish a new scholarship or support a study abroad trip, make a gift online or through the mail, we are here to help you!

Every gift – no matter the size – supports our students as they pursue the American Dream of earning a college a degree at MSU Denver. Your generosity secures a brighter future for every current and future Roadrunner.

Not sure where to start? Contact us directly at (303) 615-0065 or email us at [email protected].

There are many ways for you to make your gift

Online Gift


Make your gift securely online. Search funds by keyword, academic discipline or name - or even filter funds based on what you are passionate about. Still can't find what you are looking for -- just put your passion in the comments field.

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Looking for something unique? You can choose from a variety of projects and watch as others make their gifts and grow the fund toward its goal.

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You can support MSU Denver in many ways including gifts of stock, gifts of property and charitable IRA rollovers. Click below to learn more about making these types of gifts.

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Make checks payable to the MSU Denver Foundation, Inc. and mail them directly to: MSU Denver University Advancement Campus Box 14, PO Box 173362 Denver, CO 80217-3362

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A planned gift enables you to preserve your assets during your lifetime and leave a valuable legacy. Learn more about the many planned giving options by clicking below or by emailing [email protected].

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Many donors are employed by companies that encourage donations to higher education. Click the link below to check if your employer will match your gift to MSU Denver!

Employer Matching

Endowed Gifts

When you make a gift to MSU Denver’s endowment, you are truly making a gift with a future! Your endowment gifts guarantee that financial support will remain readily available for the future needs of the university and its students.

Endowed gifts are invested, with the generated income used to fund the program you chose. This means that the principal gift continues to grow over time and generate a steady, reliable source of income in perpetuity.

For this reason, many donors choose to name endowments. Donors can establish a named endowment fund with a gift of $25,000 or more to honor a family member, an influential professor, or mentor; preserve the name of their family foundation; or create a personal legacy. An individual’s lifespan is limited, but institutions like the MSU Denver endure for generations. Endowments help to ensure that adequate provision is made for the students, faculty and facilities of today and tomorrow.

Fund Management

Endowment gifts are invested per the Foundation’s investment policy which combines assets to maximize gains. Each named endowment retains its own purpose and account by which the MSU Denver Foundation tracks growth in principal and distributions.

How to Get Started

Interested in making a lasting difference? Contact Shelley Thompson, AVP for Development, to start planning your impact.

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Memorial Giving

Celebrating their legacy is possible

Any gift to MSU Denver can be designated to pay tribute to or memorialize an important person in your life. These designations might acknowledge a teacher, mentor, family member, friend, colleague or loved one. Making a tribute or memorial gift to MSU Denver is a great way to ensure that a person’s influence and legacy is honored.

To make a gift in memory of someone close to you, select memorial or tribute on the online giving form and please be sure to include who the gift is in memory of in the comments section. To establish a memorial fund in someone’s name, please contact University Advancement at [email protected] or 303-615-0065 to discuss setting up a fund.

Employer Matching

An easy way to double or even triple your donation to MSU Denver is by taking advantage of an employer matching-gift program. Such programs typically match all or a percentage of employee contributions to charitable organizations, making the employer a partner in its employees’ personal philanthropy.

Start your search by typing in your employer or company name below:

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