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Frequently Asked Questions


You are welcome to make a gift online, over the phone or by mail. To make your gift by phone, please call University Advancement at 303-556-8424.

To mail your gift, please make your check payable to Metropolitan State University of Denver Foundation, Inc. and indicate the purpose of your gift then mail to:

Metropolitan State University of Denver
University Advancement
Campus Box 14, PO Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362

No. Your donation is not always fully tax deductible.

Yes. When you donate to MSU Denver in any amount, you will be mailed a receipt from the MSU Denver Foundation as soon as your donation is processed. If you donate online, you will receive your receipt via email. 

Typically, donations are processed within a week from when they are received. In some cases, processing may take longer. If you have any questions about your gift, please call 303-556-8424 to speak with a University Advancement staff member.

Please contact University Advancement at 303-556-8424 to request a duplicate receipt. 

Yes. Your personal and payment information is always secure and confidential. And if you wish your gift to remain anonymous, you can do so by indicating your preference when you make your gift. 

A planned gift is made during an individual’s lifetime or upon death as part of a donor’s financial and or estate plan. Planned giving often allows for donors to make larger gifts than they could on an annual basis through their discretionary income whether as gifts of cash, stock/securities, real estate, life insurance, retirement plan, etc. For more information on planned giving, click here.

A matching gift occurs when your or your spouse’s employer matches a donation with an equal or greater amount, thereby increasing your contribution. Matching gifts are credited to the same fund as your original gift, unless you, the donor, request otherwise or the policies of your company prohibit matching gifts to particular funds.

You can find out if your or your spouse's employer will match your gift by checking with your employer's (or your spouse's) Benefits or Human Resources Office. 

Yes. Gifts in memory or in honor of an individual can be made during one’s lifetime or through bequests. Please indicate this preference while making your gift, and include your honoree’s name and family contact information.

The MSU Denver Foundation currently has an account with BNY Mellon. You can access the necessary information to make your gift of stock here. For questions or to confirm receipt, please contact Steve DeVisser at 303-556-5100 or Michael Schiffmacher at 303-556-5220.

There are many campus events happening year-round that reconnect alumni and friends with the campus. To learn more about these opportunities or to sign up to be a volunteer, please contact University Advancement at 303-556-8424.

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