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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 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].
Repeat Runners are a dedicated group of donors who have directly impacted Roadrunners’ lives by making a gift to MSU Denver for two consecutive fiscal years.
The generosity of Repeat Runners like you provides MSU Denver students with access to the resources they need to succeed, including scholarships, the Roadrunner Food Pantry, programming and student support services to guide them throughout their educational journey and more.
Your support is the reason they persist, cross the finish line and make their dream of earning a degree come true.
MSU Denver’s Loyal Donor giving community recognizes donors who have made a gift in at least three consecutive fiscal years.
The generosity of loyal donors like you gives Roadrunners access to the resources they need to rise to meet their academic, personal and professional goals. Whether you contribute to a scholarship, student support services, athletics or another program close to your heart, your gift directly impacts the well-being of all MSU Denver students.
The President’s Society recognizes alumni, friends, and faculty and staff who make combined annual gifts of over $1,000 to support MSU Denver. Leadership giving at the President’s Society level provides support for a variety of programs and projects, including student scholarships, athletics, department initiatives and capital projects.
Members of the President’s Society range from alumni to local businesses and foundations to friends in Colorado and beyond. They recognize the value of an investment in MSU Denver. With the lowest tuition of all four-year public universities in Colorado and a high return in educational value, President’s Society members know their gift will make a larger impact at MSU Denver than other institutions.
President’s Society Giving Levels
Faculty’s Circle $1,000 – $10,000
Chair’s Circle $10,001 – $25,000
Dean’s Circle $25,001 – $50,000
Provost’s Circle over $50,000
Cornerstone Society Lifetime giving over $100,000
President’s Society Benefits
The Marathon Society at Metropolitan State University of Denver recognizes dedicated alumni, faculty, staff and friends who have committed to making a recurring gift through payroll deduction or a regularly scheduled credit card gift to the MSU Denver Foundation. Your recurring gift, combined with MSU Denver’s affordable tuition and excellent academic outcomes, creates incredible opportunities and life-changing experiences for our students as they pursue their educational goals. With your help, they are being prepared for lifelong success as they advance boldly into the Denver community and beyond.
Why the Marathon Society?
A group of Roadrunners is known as a marathon, making it a fitting name for our group of loyal donors who participate in recurring giving.
Marathon Society Benefits
To set up your recurring gift, you can visit our easy and secure online giving form. Be sure to check the “recurring gift” box. Faculty and staff members can join by making their recurring gift through payroll deduction. If you have any questions or want to join over the phone, please contact donor relations at [email protected].
Thank you for choosing to support our students and Run with Us. Together, we are transforming lives.
The Legacy Society honors donors who have established planned gifts to help sustain a bright future for MSU Denver, its programs and students.
Your thoughtful planning helps ensure that a high quality, accessible education at MSU Denver is available for future generations. By letting us know that you’ve included MSU Denver in your estate plans, we can help ensure the intention of your gift is realized and recognize tomorrow’s gift today through membership in the Legacy Society. If you choose to remain anonymous, we will respect your wishes and keep in confidence any details of your gift that you disclose.
Legacy Society Benefits
To learn more about how you can take advantage of planned giving options to support MSU Denver, please visit the Gift Planning section of our website or contact Shelley Thompson, associate vice president of development, at 303-605-7166 or [email protected].
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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.
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.