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Michigan State University
$582,852 Amount raised
3,440 Gifts received

RCAH Community Projects Fund

Undergraduate students in the MSU Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH) are currently working with 300 girls from the mid-Michigan community through a set of community engagement partnerships called Grit, Glam, and Guts. The activities offered through Grit, Glam, and Guts are crucial in reaching girls and young women from underserved communities, many of whom are first generation students. 

During afterschool programming with the girls, RCAH students provide guidance about community resources, higher education opportunities, leadership development, and career exploration through activities centered around academic support, health and wellness, mindfulness, and life skills. These empowerment programs are transformative in that they provide engaging, educational experiences for youth across the mid-Michigan region.

Give to RCAH and Support Student Engagement in Empowerment Programs for Mid-Michigan Girls

Support of RCAH student engagement in empowerment programs for mid-Michigan girls will have a direct impact on funding the afterschool activities and the ways in which RCAH students can share their work with additional communities. All money raised will go toward providing transportation for MSU students traveling to Grit, Glam, and Guts sites; art supplies, snacks, and meals at afterschool programs; and travel funding for RCAH students presenting Grit, Glam, and Guts research and writing at national conferences.

Photo courtesy of Grit, Glam, and Guts

143% Funded

$3,583 Raised

$2,500 Goal

Challenge Money Awarded

  • Goal Reached
    $1,000
  • Edward Pniewski
    $250
  • Eleanor Carpenter
    $250

Donor Honor Roll

  • Anonymous
    $10.00
  • Anonymous
    $50.00
  • Samantha Amburgey
    $350.00
  • Paula Vaughan
    $25.00
  • Michael Wright
    $50.00
  • Kristin Phillips
    $25.00
  • Henrik Mader
    $20.00
  • Vincent Delgado
    $100.00
  • Anonymous
    $10.00
  • Burton Bargerstock
    $50.00
  • David Strauss
    $25.00
  • David Sheridan
    $10.00
  • Douglas Klegon
    $100.00
  • Bonnie Stefko-Brown
    $150.00
  • Pamela Newsted
    $50.00
  • Matt Radick
    $50.00
  • Linnea Jimison
    $25.00
  • Elizabeth Cooper
    $25.00
  • Jennifer Catron
    $10.00
  • Kevin Brooks
    $250.00
  • Hannah Ettema
    $20.00
  • Katherine Wittenauer
    $50.00
  • Niki Rudolph
    $25.00
  • Scot Yoder
    $50.00
  • Kimburley Timlin
    $10.00
  • Victoria D'Aquila
    $10.00
  • Brian Teppen
    $200.00
  • Anita Skeen
    $100.00
  • Stephen Esquith
    $500.00
  • Molly McClean
    $50.00
  • Kathryn McGormley
    $50.00
  • Laurie Kaguni
    $1,000.00
  • Rebecca Kavanagh
    $25.00
  • Libby Lussenhop
    $25.00
  • Emily Fijol
    $50.00
  • Edward Pniewski
    $25.00
  • Eleanor Carpenter
    $7.50