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

Mariner and Megan Kemper with friends and family from MSU Denver

‘Transformational gift’ to support new health-education facility, career program

Feb. 1, 2023

New investments from the Kemper family and UMB Financial Corp. address a critical shortage of health care workers.

Food pantry student employee Hannah Hamilton and volunteers Wyatt Falborn (white t-shirt), Kolby Bautista and Abel Bautista (glasses) pack harvest boxes in Rowdy’s Corner, the new food pantry location in the Tivoli, on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022.

MSU Denver is reinventing its food pantry amid growing demand

Nov. 17, 2022

Newly named Rowdy’s Corner expands to fight food insecurity and the stigma attached to asking for help.

Female student stirring a large, metal pot in a brewery.

Brewing up equity for the beer industry

Nov. 15, 2022

MSU Denver and well-known craft brewers are partnering to diversify their profession through scholarship programs.

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

Reisher Scholar Thank You

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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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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