Ways to Give

When you choose to support MSU Denver, you determine what type of gift is appropriate for you and how it will be used. Your support can come in many different ways, whether through time, treasure, or talent. While most individuals chose to provide some form of monetary contribution, there are other ways to get involved with the University and support your area of interest.

We’re here to help you find the best method for you and your family. Let’s work together to create a culture of philanthropy and continue providing exceptional opportunities throughout the MSU Denver community.

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By contributing unrestricted dollars, you choose to give MSU Denver the flexibility to undertake critical new initiatives to meet the changing needs of its diverse student population.

MSU Denver relies on the generosity of alumni and friends to invest in its innovative teaching and learning environments. Gifts to the Annual Fund allow MSU Denver to provide extraordinary opportunities for learning and discovery. They also extend the financial aid program to every student who needs it while helping meet emerging needs and challenges.

Unrestricted gifts are especially valuable to MSU Denver, because they allow the University to allocate funds wherever the needs are greatest and to take advantage of new opportunities. Your contribution may support financial aid operations, innovations in teaching, research equipment, facilities and
much more. 

Directed gifts allow you to designate your gift to a specific school or program. When you make a directed gift to MSU Denver, you enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting a program that is personally meaningful.

Hundreds of privately funded scholarships are offered to students every year based on academics, achievement and financial need.

MSU Denver remains committed to supporting a wide-range of students who have a passion for learning and a desire to maximize their professional opportunities. 

Scholarships provide direct support for student success and help lower the burden of financial aid. With more than 63 percent of students—over 14,000—receiving financial aid in the fall of 2013, the need for additional scholarship contributions is ongoing. 

When you support current or create new scholarship opportunities, you are making the difference between now and someday for students in need of financial support. With the least expensive tuition of the largest four-year universities in Colorado offering undergraduate degrees, MSU Denver provides an educational value like no other in the state. Because of this fact, your contribution to support scholarships can do more.  

While gifts of any amount can be made to support current scholarships, you can create an endowed scholarship with a gift of $25,000 or more. Additionally, named scholarships may be established with a gift of $5,000 or more, annually.

Your endowment and named gifts create a predictable and sustainable source of income for their designated purpose, providing financial security for the University over the long-term.

When you make a gift to one of the many endowments or naming opportunities available or establish a new endowment, you are ensuring the continued preeminence of the University. Endowments and named gifts can be established to support scholarships, fellowships, lectureships, professorships, department chairs and innovative programs and projects.

A minimum gift of $25,000 is required to establish an endowed scholarship, and higher minimum gifts are required for other endowed fund opportunities.

Your contribution at this level is invested and an annual distribution is made for the purpose you designate. Because the principal remains intact, the fund will generate support in perpetuity.


CVA Center for Visual Art

The Center for Visual Art is a one-of-a-kind gallery and performance space, experiential classroom and idea incubator in the heart of one of the city’s premier art districts. The center educates youth (from third-graders through 12th graders), college students, community members and teachers, and sponsors world-class art exhibits.  Contact: Janine Flores or call (303) 556-5149.

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HLC Hospitality Learning Center

Our newly created Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center offers a unique, experiential education thanks to an on-campus Spring Hill Suites, a full-service, 150-room hotel with conference and restaurant amenities. One of only 11 campus-based hotels in the country and the only one in Colorado, this facility enables us to train Colorado’s most diverse student body to become skilled hospitality managers. Contact: Steve Galpern or call (303) 556-5109.

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Regency Athletic Complex

MSU Denver is transforming a blighted plot in Denver’s inner city into the Regency Athletic Complex, providing outstanding recreational opportunities to MSU Denver students and to the local community. Contact: Ran Railey or call (303) 556-5119.

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AES Aerospace Engineering Science

MSU Denver is embarking on its most ambitious undertaking yet -- to construct an Aerospace Engineering Sciences building with plans to educate and train a globally competitive aviation and advanced manufacturing workforce for the state of Colorado.  Contact: John Burntess or call (303) 556-5126.

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