Matching your passion to an organization’s values is a part of our daily lives. Whether it is the companies we work for, the candidates we support or the stores where we shop, we are continually evaluating how the world around us fits our ideals.

Why should it be any different for your philanthropy?

At MSU Denver, we do so much more than simply educate Coloradans — we help them grow into tomorrow’s leaders inside and outside the classroom. From providing emergency assistance to students to supporting capital projects, MSU Denver offers programs and opportunities that align with your values.

Let us help you match your passion to our opportunities.

Academic Excellence

At MSU Denver we meet our students wherever they are at in their zig-zaggy life. Sometimes that’s right out of high school, and other times it is as their second, third, or even fourth attempt at college. Whatever the scenario, our hope is to support their academic journey every step of the way.

We strive to provide wrap-around support to all students throughout their time at MSU Denver. Our practice is equity-minded and access-driven, and we develop supports that will meet students where they are and support them from one transition moment to the next. Collaboration is the hallmark of our practice, and we seek to work closely with both campus and community partners to maximize efficiencies and leverage resources in the student support process.

The final result? Graduation!

Generous gifts from donors like you is what allows us to continue to support our students wherever they are at. From wrap-around services to scholarships to high-quality academic programs, we are sure we have an opportunity that you are passionate about.

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Student Welfare and Experience

At MSU Denver, education is not constrained by classroom walls. Every opportunity and interaction our students create is infused by a true urban learning environment where connections and influence go way beyond the edge of campus. From field experiences and co-curricular activities, to international trips and service learning — the academic experience our students enjoy has the ability to be life changing.

But financial constraints can limit our students’ ability to participate fully in what MSU Denver has to offer. Explore the ways you can support enhancing our student experience for ALL Roadrunners!

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our commitment to bolstering diversity is proactive and balanced. The University supports and values diversity in all forms in a teaching and learning community marked by mutual respect, inclusion, and cooperation. Diversity is reflected in the curriculum, in activities of the University, and in the composition of faculty, staff, and students. MSU Denver embraces the diversity and inclusion of all people regardless of their identity. These identities include, but are not limited to ability, age, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, immigration status, intellectual differences, national origin, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.

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Arts and Culture

From the moment students step on campus, they are tapped into Denver’s creative economy. Just a stone’s throw from the heart of downtown Denver’s art museums and Performing Arts Center, the Santa Fe Art District and MSU Denver’s Center for Visual Art, students have the opportunity to not only study art, but wrap themselves in the artistic community.

Whether your passion is in the performing arts, visual arts, graphic arts, or literary arts — MSU Denver has a wide variety of programs and projects that can all benefit from your generosity.


Your gift creates possibilities for students

Create positive change for MSU Denver students by supporting existing scholarships or by establishing a new named or endowed scholarship. Named scholarships are started with a minimum gift of $5,000 and endowed scholarships have a minimum of $25,000.

Scholarships help cover the cost of tuition, books and fees, resulting in students being able to devote more time and effort to their coursework and/or athletics. For some students, a scholarship means they can move from part time to full time and realize their goal of earning their degree much quicker.

With a wide-range of scholarships supporting student athletes to scientists to designers and more, you can directly transform the lives of our students.

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Roadrunners Athletics

Join the Red and Blue Fund

The Red and Blue Fund allows donors to make a direct impact on the sport of their choice, help student-athletes elevate their game and provide the additional funds necessary to ensure student-athletes have access to high-caliber competition and a comprehensive academic experience.