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Campaign Priorities

An Engine of Opportunity

Generous student support ensures our doors remain open to the best and brightest—regardless of financial means—for generations to come.

$483M Raised

121% to goal

3,500 Scholarships

Clare O’Kane

Making a Lasting Difference

Clare O’Kane discusses the impact of spending time in Tanzania through a privately-funded program that uses research to address clean water issues.

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Barbara and Mark Gerson

Re-imagining Mental Healthcare for Students

Barbara and Mark Gerson’s gift creates a new model for students mental healthcare in the College of Social Science.

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Kevin Kern

The Pursuit of Purpose

After nearly failing middle school math, Kevin Kern is studying math and computer science—a passion discovered at Michigan State—due to one generous Spartan's support.

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A Force for Creativity, Discovery, and Learning

Michigan State’s history of being a dynamic, collaborative environment will now be poised for the future—to attract and retain the greatest thinkers, coaches, and mentors.

$418M Raised

119% to goal

112 Endowed Positions

Nwando Achebe

The Essential Resource

As an award-winning historian and author who tells the stories of African women, Nwando Achebe sees herself as a missionary in reverse. She’s also the Jack and Margaret Sweet Endowed Professor of History.

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First endowed chair

A First for the MSU College of Nursing

A $1.5M gift from McLaren Greater Lansing has established the first endowed chair position in the MSU College of Nursing.

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Foglio Endowed Chair

Support Launches Foglio Endowed Chair of Spirituality

Support from donors and friends helped establish one of the first endowed chairs of spirituality in the country—and the first at MSU.

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A Global Problem Solver

Spartans are now even more emboldened to save lives, solve global problems, strengthen economies, and change the world.

$340M Raised

113% to goal

35% Increase in Private Funds

Jack Lipton

A True Spartan

Jack Lipton, MSU College of Human Medicine department chair, discusses the importance of working to recruit talented teams and funding innovative spaces.

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Christopher Contag

Having the Right Tools

Christopher Contag has assembled teams of researchers in engineering, basic science, and medicine together under one roof to solve some of the most pressing issues in health care.

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Wolfgang Banzhaf

An Evolutionary Leap for Computer Engineering

Wolfgang Banzhaf became the first endowed chair in genetic programming in the United States when he joined MSU’s College of Engineering.

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A Vibrant Community

Excellence. Inclusiveness. Connectivity. These are our values. MSU’s vibrant community is now positioned to build infrastructure for the digital world, enhance the arts, and support leading athletic programs.

$593M Raised

132% to goal

22 Capital Projects

Greer Clausen

Going the Extra Mile

Greer Clausen is pursuing big things on and off the golf course, and is having extraordinary experiences thanks to the generosity of Michigan State’s donors.

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Grand Rapids Research Center

A Vision for the Future

MSU opened the Grand Rapids Research Center, shepherding in a new era in biomedical discovery.

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College of Music

Commitment to Music

Faculty, staff, and retirees are stepping up in a big way to help fund the addition and renovation to the facilities at the College of Music.

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Who made it happen?

Meet the Spartan community who made campaign success happen—and the grateful recipients who are benefiting because of it.