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Michigan State University
$1,248,290 Amount raised
6,574 Gifts received

Fellow Spartans and Friends,

Each year there are a number of requests for emergency funding that come to me for review. Over the last year, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed a greater need for flexible funds, like the CANR Dean’s Strategic Initiatives Fund, which can be used to support students during a crisis. In 2020, a record number of student requests for emergency assistance were received for necessities that you and I might take for granted. Requests for basic needs that contribute to our students’ success and overall well-being included:

  • Students facing food and housing insecurity after losing a job they relied on.
  • The need for computer software because studios were not accessible when campus shut down.
  • Students needing computers and other hardware to connect to stable internet and complete online classes.
  • Emergency travel funds for those students who could not stay on campus and did not have the resources to return home.
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, 873 requests for emergency needs funding were received by the Dean of Students Office. Of those, 83 requests were approved and awarded out to CANR students.

The CANR Dean’s Strategic Initiatives Fund is the one I use to address emergency requests across the college, the one used to create new opportunities to ensure that the college is a leader and at the forefront of change, and the one that provides essential resources that will make a difference in the lives of our students.

This year, we have the opportunity to support even more students, thanks to a very special match gift donor. If we reach our goal of $10,000 for the Dean’s Strategic Initiatives Fund, they will add an additional $5,000 to support our students. On this Give Green Day, when so many Spartans come together and every dollar matters, will you support the CANR Dean’s Strategic Initiatives Fund?

Sincerely,

Ron Hendrick, Ph.D. ’86, ’92
Professor and Dean
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

217 Funded

$10,000 Goal

21,741 Amount raised

118 Gifts received

Challenge Money Awarded

  • Goal Reached
    $1,000.00
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
    $1,000.00

Donor Honor Roll

1x Gift Matched 2x Gift Matched x2 3x Gift Matched x3 4x Gift Matched x4

  • Ye Tian
    $16.66
  • Albert Bolles
    $750.00
  • Stacy Elenbaas
    $10.00
  • Dierk Hall
    $100.00
  • Patricia Slattery
    $23.00
  • Carol VanPelt
    $100.00
  • Alexander Hooper
    $50.00
  • Mary Mims
    $50.00
  • Yifan He
    $16.66
  • Jill Wollam
    $50.00
  • Mary Nano Schilstra
    $100.00
  • Duane Stuever
    $100.00
  • Anonymous
    $200.00
  • Andrew Johnston
    $200.00
  • Gary Kappes
    $100.00
  • Leslie Siefka
    $100.00
  • Brenda Raterink
    $50.00
  • Erin Heckman
    $50.00
  • Diana Smith
    $50.00
  • Ethan Ray
    $100.00
  • Bruce Upston
    $100.00
  • James Scheef
    $200.00
  • Sherry Kirkbride
    $50.00
  • Steven Lee
    $50.00
  • Anonymous
    $100.00
  • James Morrill Ludwig
    $50.00
  • Susan Chamberlain
    $100.00
  • Sinem Mollaoglu
    $50.00
  • Katharine Judge
    $25.00
  • Gail Tavill
    $100.00
  • Anonymous
    $50.00
  • Valerie Wright
    $5,000.00
  • Janet Ireland
    $500.00
  • Suzanne Ozinga
    $100.00
  • Matthew Moussiaux
    $300.00
  • Bradley Deacon
    $100.00
  • Amy Yoder
    $500.00
  • Colleen Wilkins-Fey
    $100.00
  • Jun Zhang
    $200.00
  • Kristin Orr Winstead
    $100.00
  • Karimbhai Maredia
    $100.00
  • Evangelyn Alocilja
    $100.00
  • Tonya Johnson
    $50.00
  • Nancy Stark
    $30.00
  • Jeffrey Myers
    $50.00
  • Lori Gay
    $20.00
  • Daniel Diem
    $50.00
  • Steven Hammon
    $10.00
  • Anonymous
    $100.00
  • Kathryn Reed
    $50.00
  • Faith Brooks-Mason
    $100.00
  • Ming-Han Li
    $100.00
  • David Cue
    $100.00
  • David Boase
    $15.00
  • Anonymous
    $10.00
  • Sandra & Noel Stuckman
    $1,000.00
  • Songqing Jin
    $200.00
  • Brittany Lawrence
    $25.00
  • Aimee Steinka
    $100.00
  • Melissa Klusek Hansen
    $25.00
  • Brian Klatt
    $100.00
  • Cheryl Gilliam
    $25.00
  • Kathy Spring
    $100.00
  • Tami Baumann
    $1,000.00
  • Carrie Horstman
    $50.00
  • Anonymous
    $50.00
  • Robin Smith
    $100.00
  • Helen Miller
    $100.00
  • Anonymous
    $25.00
  • Sharon Reasoner
    $50.00
  • David Rothstein
    $200.00
  • Anonymous
    $50.00
  • Heidi Ramirez
    $100.00
  • Megan Maddox
    $10.00
  • Robbin Blackman
    $100.00
  • Mary Farris
    $15.00
  • David Gilstrap
    $125.00
  • Joan Reichenbach
    $500.00
  • Kay Cherry
    $50.00
  • Sunil Madan
    $50.00
  • Mary Hausbeck
    $100.00
  • Anonymous
    $25.00
  • Ernest Tilley
    $100.00
  • Anonymous
    $200.00
  • Garey Walker
    $50.00
  • Jennifer Whitford
    $100.00
  • Shu-Mei Lai
    $100.00
  • Joan Chapman
    $500.00
  • Nancy Creed
    $25.00
  • Max Benne
    $100.00
  • Yu-Wen Chung-Davidson
    $100.00
  • Melissa Molloy
    $20.00
  • Anonymous
    $25.00
  • Boniface Donora
    $250.00
  • Kathleen Jackson
    $100.00
  • Anonymous
    $100.00
  • Marijo Bakker
    $100.00
  • Anonymous
    $100.00
  • Thomas Kelsch
    $500.00
  • Beth Knowlton
    $50.00
  • Anonymous
    $75.00
  • Melvin Mance
    $500.00
  • David Howe
    $50.00
  • Anonymous
    $100.00
  • Mary Beth Graebert
    $25.00
  • Adrienne Weiss
    $100.00
  • Dean Schink
    $200.00
  • Anonymous
    $20.00
  • Anonymous
    $250.00
  • Anonymous
    $50.00
  • Katherine Dorshimer
    $100.00
  • John Comar
    $100.00
  • Heather Davis
    $100.00
  • Anonymous
    $50.00
  • Mary Lynn Lehouiller
    $50.00
  • Anonymous
    $200.00
  • Sandra Foley-Smith
    $100.00
  • Anonymous
    $2,000.00