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Every gift makes the MSU Denver experience even more extraordinary for the students of today and tomorrow.

Giving societies recognize donors for their generosity, sustained support of the University and commitment to establishing their legacy at MSU Denver. With a variety of societies 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 giving societies. For more information, explore the societies below or contact Yvonne Smith at 303-605-5475 or smithyv@msudenver.edu


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

  • Nametag recognition at events.
  • Gift acknowledgment by the President.
  • Advancement Office donor newsletter Your Gifts at Work three times per year as well as MSU Denver Insider emails.
  • Personal invitations to exclusive events, including unique opportunities to access major annual events, such as Homecoming, Commencement and Roadrunners Athletics, as well as opportunities to meet the President.

Cornerstone Society Benefits

  • Nametag recognition at events.
  • Honor roll recognition on the website (with permission).
  • Advancement Office donor newsletter Your Gifts at Work three times per year as well as MSU Denver Insider emails.
  • Personal invitations to exclusive events, including unique opportunities to access major annual events, such as Homecoming, Commencement and Roadrunners Athletics, as well as opportunities to meet the President. 

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

  • Nametag recognition at events.
  • Gift and membership acknowledgement by the President.
  • Legacy Society communications, Advancement Office donor newsletter Your Gifts at Work and MSU Denver Insider emails.
  • Personal invitations to exclusive events, including unique opportunities to access major annual events such as Homecoming, Commencement and select athletic events as well as opportunities to meet the President

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 Kyle Backlund, associate director of planned giving, at 303-615-2040.

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

  • Nametag recognition at events.
  • Personal invitations to select events including exclusive Marathon Society fall event.
  • Advancement Office donor newsletter Your Gifts at Work three times per year as well as MSU Denver Insider emails.

Joining the Marathon Society

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 Traci McBee Rowe, Director of Donor Relations & Advancement Special Events, at tmcbeero@msudenver.edu or 303-615-2046.

Thank you for choosing to support our students and Run with Us. Together, we are transforming lives. 

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