Reasons for Giving
Private support involves gifts and grants given to the University by people--alumni and friends-and institutions-corporations, foundations and organizations-who are committed to helping MSU fulfill its mission. Motivations for giving are often varied, all are important to The Campaign for MSU. Many individuals view their support as a means of accomplishing personal goals, supporting values and beliefs. Some give simply because they view their support as a good investment. Others value the knowledge and experiences they have received and desire to ensure the same for future generations of students. Perhaps your motivation is to:
- remember someone you love or respect-by naming a scholarship, a professorship, a lectureship-even a building.
- maintain an interest or affinity in a particular program you want to see grow and succeed.
- demonstrate your leadership and your support for higher education.
- support your financial or estate planning through philanthropic tax advantages.
Whether you want to make a difference-for a student, a professor, a department, a program-- or challenge others to give, you can show your gratitude for your MSU experience through a gift. All gifts are valuable to The Campaign for MSU because they help us remain among the best public universities in the nation providing the highest quality education.