MSU Denver

At MSU Denver, the value of your gift always exceeds your investment. With every gift – no matter the size – you are impacting the future of Colorado through the Roadrunners of today and tomorrow. When you give through the MSU Denver Foundation, your generosity transforms our students’ lives.

The MSU Denver Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit direct-support corporation with a mission to promote the development and general welfare of the University. The Foundation receives, invests and administers private support to the University by stewarding your contributions according to your intentions.

When you reach your philanthropic goals, you are making it possible for our students to pursue the American Dream of earning a college degree at MSU Denver.

Donor Communities

Donor communities recognize donors for their generosity, sustained support of the University and commitment to establishing their legacy at MSU Denver. With a variety of communities and giving levels, you can be sure to find the right fit for your philanthropic goals while staying connected with the Roadrunner Family.

We are grateful to all of our supporters and proud to recognize them as part of the following donor communities. For more information, explore the societies below or contact Traci McBee Rowe, Director of Donor Relations, at 303-615-2046 or [email protected]


Giving Societies

Impact Stories

MSU Denver alumna Alejandra Webster, a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, became a registered nurse in 2021 and just started a new job at a private clinic. Photo by Alyson McClaran

Emergency Fund keeps dreams in focus

Aug. 31, 2022

About $150,000 has been disbursed to undocumented immigrants who are concentrating on work and school while facing an uncertain future.

Eddy Reyes standing in his house with two photos in his hands

Planting a seed

Aug. 29, 2022

Inspired by his late wife, alumnus Eddy Reyes establishes the first endowed scholarship for Special Education students.

Three healthcare students studying on MSU Denver's campus.

Building a pipeline to healthier communities

Aug. 24, 2022

Bank of America multi-year grant increases diversity, improves health care outcomes.

Russell Noles standing near the Auraria Events Center with downtown Denver in the background

The gift of representation

June 22, 2022

Russell Noles, MSU Denver Board of Trustees chair, makes gift supporting University DEI initiatives.

Barb Grogan standing near the Tivoli with the SpringHill Suites in the background

Supporting student success

June 22, 2022

Trustee Barb Grogan’s gift provides Roadrunners with access to the resources they need to rise.

Robert Cohen speaking at Spring 2022 commencement.

Change agent: Marathon Award winner Robert Cohen

May 16, 2022

MSU Denver honored Cohen at its Commencement ceremonies May 13 as winner of the Marathon Award.

Blue MSU Denver flag with the Denver skyline in the background.

Investing in Roadrunners

March 21, 2022

The MSU Denver Foundation board announces approval of values-aligned Investment Policy Statement.

Mug Club graphic.

Happy anniversary, Mug Club!

Feb. 15, 2022

MSU Denver’s Mug Club is celebrating five years of supporting student success and building campus connections.

Because of your support, Roadrunners can cross the finish line

Thank you for making it possible for Roadrunners to succeed

Reisher Scholar Thank You

Thank you for supporting MSU Denver students

Annual Reports

The MSU Denver Foundation doesn’t just raise funds – it builds an expansive Roadrunner community focused on providing the resources and support needed to redefine what is possible for MSU Denver students and the State of Colorado.

Every gift, no matter the amount, creates possibilities.

We invite you to explore our donor stories and get a taste for what is possible when your passion is matched with our needs.

2021 Annual Report

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2020 Annual Report

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2019 Annual Report

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Winter 2018 Roadrunner Development Report

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Summer 2018 Roadrunner Development Report

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Winter 2017 Roadrunner Development Report

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2017 Impact Report

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