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SPARTANS WILL. EMPOWER

FAQ

  • What is Spartans Will. Empower?

    It is MSU’s first annual university-wide day of giving. It’s a day to come together and give back to make a difference and impact current and future students.

  • Who do I contact with questions?

    Email: msuannualfund@uadv.msu.edu

    Phone: (517) 884-1000

  • How do I make a gift?

    You can make a gift to MSU at any time on givingto.msu.edu. On the Giving Tuesday, gifts must be made between the hours of 12:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. EST to count for Spartans Will. Empower day of giving. You can also make a gift by phone by calling (517) 884-1000.

  • What is the minimum gift amount?

    There is none. Gifts of any size will help make a difference.

  • What are challenges?

    There will be giving and photo challenge opportunities throughout the day. Challenge participants have a chance to earn bonus money for the project or fund that matters to them. Check out the Leaderboards page for a complete list of challenges and winners. And be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for challenge announcements.

  • Can I send a gift by mail?

    We’re happy to receive a gift by mail. But only gifts made online, by phone or in person between 12:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. EST on the day will count towards Spartans Will. Empower day of giving.

  • Is it safe to make an online gift?

    Rest assured, online gifts to MSU are made through a safe, secure website. And your information will only be used by Michigan State and is never shared or sold to a third party.

  • Can I give a gift of stock?

    Yes, you can give a gift of stock on Spartans Will. Empower day of giving. Please call (517) 884-1024 or email pfafflm@msu.edu.

  • Will my gift be tax-deductible?

    Yes, all gifts to MSU are tax-deductible. Gifts made online will receive an email tax receipt. Gifts made by phone will receive a mailed tax receipt.

  • What other ways can I support Spartans Will. Empower?

    Help us spread the word! Join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and show your support by using the hashtag #GIVETUEMSU. And check out our Social page for shareable images you can use.

  • I’m a student, how can I get involved?

    Join us at Spartans Will. Empower events around campus. Check back on Giving Tuesday for a complete list of locations.

    There will be fun give-a-ways, treats, and a chance to earn bonus money for the project or fund you love. And help us spread the word! Join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and show your support by using the hashtag #GIVETUEMSU.

  • Can I make a recurring gift?

    Yes! And your ongoing support will have a lasting impact on students. Just so you know, only the first payment made on the day of giving will count towards Spartans Will. Empower.

  • Can my employer match my gift?

    Yes they can, but just so you know, only your gift made between 12:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. EST on the day of giving will count toward Spartans Will. Empower. To request a matching gift, look for the “I work for a company that matches gifts to the university” check box when entering your gift details and we’ll be notified about your intention. Their matching gift will support the same college or unit you select for your gift.

  • I already made a gift to MSU this year, what else can I do?

    Thank you for your previous gift! We’d love it if you’d consider making another gift in support of Spartans Will. Empower. The collective power of many gifts, no matter the size, will make a difference for current and future Spartans. Another way to get involved is to help us spread the word! Join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and show your support by using the hashtag #GIVETUEMSU.