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 donor relations [email protected].


Giving Societies

Impact Stories

Healthcare students in royal blue scrubs posing for a picture with Rowdy on a sunny, fall day

MSU Denver celebrates breaking ground on new Health Institute simulation lab

Sept. 28, 2023

It’s the next big step in a project that aims to help address Colorado’s critical shortage of health care workers.

Dr. Davidson, Charlie Papazian, and another person cheersing in the new brewing education lab

As craft-brew lovers toast GABF, a new beer lab honors the festival’s founder

Sept. 21, 2023

MSU Denver unveils the Charlie Papazian Brewing Education Lab and plans for a new on-campus brewpub.

Dawn Bookhardt standing at a desk at Butler Snow with flowers on a shelf behind her.

The key to good health? Representation

Aug. 2, 2023

MSU Denver Foundation board of directors Chair Dawn Bookhardt, J.D., makes transformational $1 million gift to educate a diverse speech, hearing and language workforce.

More Impact Stories

Generous donors have made thousands of gifts that support MSU Denver students. For more of these impactful stories, click the link below.

More Impact Stories

Because of your support, Roadrunners can cross the finish line

Thank you for making it possible for Roadrunners to succeed

Donors help students like Damarley Laing

Thank you for supporting MSU Denver students

Annual & Impact 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.

2022 Annual Report

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2021 Annual Report

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Li Chen Chen, an English major at MSU Denver, is among six students selected for a new internship focused on public service.

2022 Institute for Public Service Impact Report

MSU Denver Public Service Institute provides a public service curriculum; coursework; high-profile speakers and guest instructors; significant public events, and paid internships for our students in a variety of sectors through individual or cohort-based programming. The aim is to have representation at the local, state, and national levels.

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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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