Welcome to the first-ever MSU Giving Day!
First MSU Giving Day was a heartfelt success

Montana State University’s first MSU Giving Day was a huge success thanks to your support! Your outpouring of love provided critical support to a diverse array of 48 projects and causes. Thank you for your commitment and love for MSU!

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Thanks for showing SO MUCH love!
Feb 14, 2020

SO MUCH LOVE!

 

The first-ever MSU Giving Day is complete and wow, did you all ever show some love for Montana State.

 

1,537 donations were made for a grand total of $320,118 in support of 48 projects and causes that will make a big impact at MSU for years to come.

 

To all our alumni, friends, parents, students, faculty and staff who answered the call during the 29-hours of giving, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!

 

The MSU Giving Day Team

 

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We've hit the $300,000 mark!
Feb 14, 2020

That's a whole lotta love!

 

We've met our goal of raising $300,00 during the first-ever MSU Giving Day.

 

To be honest, we had no doubt, because supporters of Montana State are the best.

 

To all of you who have given, thank you for showing some love for MSU!

 

If you haven't given yet, there are still some projects and causes that are short of their individual goals, so let's keep the love coming!

 

The MSU Giving Day Team

 

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Celia (Smith) O'Connor '63
Celia (Smith) O’Connor ’63 has strong ties to the MSU Library and loves the way the Library connects all students. For every gift given to the Library, Celia will match it dollar-for-dollar up to a total of $10,000.
$2,160 MATCHED
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Anonymous Giving Heart
Finally, an option for summer camp for children with challenges! The Inclusive Community Camp is the answer to many caregiver pleas across Montana. An anonymous donor who can't wait to see this new program take off has came forward to match donations today dollar-for-dollar up to $1,000.
$1,000 MATCHED
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Sylvia Atencio and Robert (Jesse) Jesperson ’71, Civil Engineering
Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is making a difference in African communities in need of safe water solutions. For every gift given to EWB, the Jespersons will match it dollar-for-dollar up to a total of $25,000.
$8,245 MATCHED
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$5,000 Dollar-for-Dollar Match
Surprise! Beginning at 8 a.m. this morning, the MSU Alumni Foundation will match all gifts between $10 to $100 until a total of $5,000 is raised.
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Julianne Bye '74, Political Science Match
Montana State Treasure Poll is the leading source of political polling and analysis in the state, and gives our students an amazing learning opportunity. For every gift given to the poll, MSU alumna Julianne Bye will match it dollar-for-dollar up to a total of $20,000.
$7,740 MATCHED
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Most Dollars Raised – MSU Giving Day
The projects or causes with the most dollars raised during the 29-hours of MSU Giving Day will receive a special bonus. The #1 project will receive $2,000 and the runner-up will receive $1,500.
Rank Prize All Teams Raised
1 $2,000 MSU Leadership Institute $13,455.00
2 $1,500 Jabs Hands-On $12,036.00
3 Spirit of the West Marching Band $11,220.00
4 Women in Engineering $9,770.00
5 Student Memorial Renovation $9,140.00
6 Engineers Without Borders $8,245.00
7 Tiny Shelter Initiative $8,030.00
8 MSU's Treasure State Poll $7,740.00
9 Equine Horsemanship $7,075.00
10 Hilleman Scholars Program $6,425.00
11 Montana Access Scholarship $5,625.00
12 Clean Snowmobile Club $5,595.00
13 Veteran Support Center $5,320.00
14 MSU Library $4,510.00
15 Students Against Sexual Assault $4,325.00
16 Montana Archers $4,185.00
17 Global Leaders in Agriculture $3,915.00
18 Inclusive Community Camp $3,680.00
19 Ecology Research $3,490.00
20 JoAnn Paterson Scholarship $3,455.00
21 AIChE $3,450.00
22 Bounty of the Bridgers $3,125.00
23 Women+ in Physics $3,125.00
24 Bridger Solar Team $2,840.00
25 Women in Computing $2,275.00
26 Caring for Our Own Program $2,180.00
27 Construction Estimating $2,060.00
28 All Staff Scholarship $1,995.00
29 Music Technology Club $1,942.00
30 Diversity & Inclusion $1,835.00
31 Montana Shakespeare in the Parks $1,770.00
32 Hispanic Professional Engineers $1,660.00
33 Landscape Design $1,525.00
34 Gallatin College Scholarship $1,475.00
35 Bataan Memorial Death March $1,305.00
36 Festival of the West $1,285.00
37 Cezanne's Path Student Trip $1,226.00
38 Science Olympiad Scholarships $1,160.00
39 Health Equity Circle $1,061.00
40 Collegiate Cattlewomen $990.00
41 Montanathon Dance Marathon $980.00
42 LRES Research Colloquium $785.00
43 Rocketry Club at MSU $745.00
44 ASHRAE - MSU Branch $710.00
45 Shadows of Our Past $520.00
46 Model UN $450.00
47 Sigma Phi Epsilon $300.00
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Success!
One-hour Ambassador Challenge: Fast Starter
First Place Winner - Sarah Deaton - Awards $500 to Ecology Research
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One-hour Challenge: Happy Hour
It’s Happy Hour, Bobcats! For the next hour, until 5 p.m., the project that gets the most donors wins $750 toward their MSU Giving Day cause. The runner-up team gets $500.
Rank Prize All teams Gifts
1 $750 MSU's Treasure State Poll 32
2 $500 Student Memorial Renovation 13
3 MSU Leadership Institute 11
4 Veteran Support Center 5
5 Bobcat Club Annual Scholarship 4
6 Students Against Sexual Assault 4
7 Jabs Hands-On 4
8 Engineers Without Borders 4
9 Science Olympiad Scholarships 4
10 Tiny Shelter Initiative 3
11 Inclusive Community Camp 3
12 Spirit of the West Marching Band 3
13 Montana Shakespeare in the Parks 3
14 AIChE 2
15 All Staff Scholarship 2
16 Global Leaders in Agriculture 2
17 Hilleman Scholars Program 2
18 Caring for Our Own Program 2
19 Diversity & Inclusion 2
20 Festival of the West 2
21 Equine Horsemanship 1
22 Clean Snowmobile Club 1
23 Bataan Memorial Death March 1
24 Health Equity Circle 1
25 Hispanic Professional Engineers 1
26 MSU Library 1
27 Bounty of the Bridgers 1
28 LRES Research Colloquium 1
29 Women in Engineering 1
30 Shadows of Our Past 1
31 Montana Access Scholarship 1
32 ASHRAE - MSU Branch 0
33 Bridger Solar Team 0
34 Cezanne's Path Student Trip 0
35 Collegiate Cattlewomen 0
36 Construction Estimating 0
37 Ecology Research 0
38 Gallatin College Scholarship 0
39 JoAnn Paterson Scholarship 0
40 Landscape Design 0
41 Model UN 0
42 Montana Archers 0
43 Montanathon Dance Marathon 0
44 Music Technology Club 0
45 Rocketry Club at MSU 0
46 Sigma Phi Epsilon 0
47 Women in Computing 0
48 Women+ in Physics 0
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One-hour Challenge: Early Bird Special!
The project or cause that gets the most donors to make a gift from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. gets $1,000 toward their MSU Giving Day project! Second place wins $500 and third place will be awarded $300.
Rank Prize All teams Gifts
1 $1,000 Health Equity Circle 15
2 $500 Student Memorial Renovation 8
3 $250 Montanathon Dance Marathon 4
4 MSU Leadership Institute 2
5 Spirit of the West Marching Band 2
6 Hilleman Scholars Program 1
7 All Staff Scholarship 1
8 Caring for Our Own Program 1
9 Festival of the West 1
10 Gallatin College Scholarship 1
11 MSU Library 1
12 Students Against Sexual Assault 1
13 Science Olympiad Scholarships 1
14 Veteran Support Center 1
15 Women in Engineering 1
16 Shadows of Our Past 1
17 Women+ in Physics 1
18 Bobcat Club Annual Scholarship 0
19 Montana Access Scholarship 0
20 AIChE 0
21 ASHRAE - MSU Branch 0
22 Bataan Memorial Death March 0
23 Bounty of the Bridgers 0
24 Bridger Solar Team 0
25 Cezanne's Path Student Trip 0
26 Clean Snowmobile Club 0
27 Collegiate Cattlewomen 0
28 Construction Estimating 0
29 Diversity & Inclusion 0
30 Ecology Research 0
31 Engineers Without Borders 0
32 Equine Horsemanship 0
33 Global Leaders in Agriculture 0
34 Hispanic Professional Engineers 0
35 Inclusive Community Camp 0
36 Jabs Hands-On 0
37 JoAnn Paterson Scholarship 0
38 Landscape Design 0
39 LRES Research Colloquium 0
40 Model UN 0
41 Montana Archers 0
42 Montana Shakespeare in the Parks 0
43 MSU's Treasure State Poll 0
44 Music Technology Club 0
45 Rocketry Club at MSU 0
46 Sigma Phi Epsilon 0
47 Tiny Shelter Initiative 0
48 Women in Computing 0
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One-hour Challenge: Mad Dash to the Finish!
The project or cause with the most donors during the final hour—4 p.m. and 5 p.m.—of MSU Giving Day will have another $1,000 added to their total. Second place will receive $750 and third place will be awarded $500.
Rank Prize All teams Gifts
1 $1,000 MSU's Treasure State Poll 36
2 $750 Student Memorial Renovation 34
3 $500 Spirit of the West Marching Band 14
4 Health Equity Circle 14
5 Engineers Without Borders 8
6 Montana Access Scholarship 6
7 Bounty of the Bridgers 6
8 Bobcat Club Annual Scholarship 5
9 MSU Leadership Institute 4
10 Students Against Sexual Assault 4
11 Veteran Support Center 3
12 Hilleman Scholars Program 3
13 Global Leaders in Agriculture 2
14 Ecology Research 2
15 LRES Research Colloquium 2
16 All Staff Scholarship 2
17 MSU Library 2
18 Tiny Shelter Initiative 2
19 Montanathon Dance Marathon 2
20 Hispanic Professional Engineers 1
21 Bridger Solar Team 1
22 ASHRAE - MSU Branch 1
23 Cezanne's Path Student Trip 1
24 Jabs Hands-On 1
25 Bataan Memorial Death March 1
26 Collegiate Cattlewomen 1
27 Equine Horsemanship 1
28 Landscape Design 1
29 Sigma Phi Epsilon 1
30 Festival of the West 1
31 JoAnn Paterson Scholarship 1
32 Montana Shakespeare in the Parks 1
33 Gallatin College Scholarship 1
34 Music Technology Club 1
35 AIChE 0
36 Caring for Our Own Program 0
37 Clean Snowmobile Club 0
38 Construction Estimating 0
39 Diversity & Inclusion 0
40 Inclusive Community Camp 0
41 Model UN 0
42 Montana Archers 0
43 Rocketry Club at MSU 0
44 Science Olympiad Scholarships 0
45 Shadows of Our Past 0
46 Women in Computing 0
47 Women in Engineering 0
48 Women+ in Physics 0
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Jim McCray '97, Political Science
The MSU Leadership Institute is making a difference on campus and in our community. Your gift brings us one step closer to bringing inspiring world class speakers to MSU and our community. Jim McCray will match every gift given to the MSU Leadership Institute, dollar-for-dollar, up to a total of $2,500.
$2,500 MATCHED
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Jan Ostermiller ’11, ’14 M Nursing
JoAnn, faculty at the MSU College of Nursing in Billings, made a significant impact on our nursing students and in the Billings community. Your gift brings us one step closer to funding scholarships for MSU College of Nursing-Billings students in JoAnn’s memory. Jan Ostermiller will match every gift given to the JoAnn Paterson Scholarship, dollar-for-dollar, up to a total of $1,000.
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Dairy Farmers of Montana
For every gift given to the Bounty of the Bridgers Food Pantry, the Dairy Farmers of Montana will match it dollar-for-dollar up to a total of $5,000.
$3,125 MATCHED
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President Waded Cruzado – All Staff Scholarship
MSU President Waded Cruzado will match all gifts to the All Staff Scholarship dollar-for-dollar up to a total of $2,500.
$1,995 MATCHED
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Most Donors Acquired – MSU Giving Day
The projects or causes that get the most donors to make a gift to them during the 29-hours of MSU Giving Day will receive a special bonus. The #1 project will receive $2,000 and the runner-up will receive $1,500.
Rank Prize All teams Gifts
1 $2,000 Student Memorial Renovation 157
2 $1,500 MSU's Treasure State Poll 144
3 Spirit of the West Marching Band 143
4 MSU Leadership Institute 99
5 Inclusive Community Camp 83
6 Engineers Without Borders 79
7 Veteran Support Center 74
8 Bounty of the Bridgers 64
9 Tiny Shelter Initiative 59
10 Students Against Sexual Assault 55
11 Health Equity Circle 52
12 Montana Access Scholarship 51
13 Hilleman Scholars Program 49
14 Jabs Hands-On 46
15 MSU Library 45
16 All Staff Scholarship 44
17 Women in Engineering 43
18 Ecology Research 36
19 Global Leaders in Agriculture 31
20 JoAnn Paterson Scholarship 31
21 Diversity & Inclusion 29
22 Festival of the West 28
23 Gallatin College Scholarship 25
24 Science Olympiad Scholarships 24
25 Montanathon Dance Marathon 24
26 Women+ in Physics 23
27 Caring for Our Own Program 22
28 Equine Horsemanship 20
29 Music Technology Club 20
30 Clean Snowmobile Club 19
31 Bridger Solar Team 18
32 AIChE 17
33 LRES Research Colloquium 17
34 Bataan Memorial Death March 15
35 Shadows of Our Past 15
36 Hispanic Professional Engineers 14
37 Collegiate Cattlewomen 14
38 Montana Shakespeare in the Parks 12
39 Cezanne's Path Student Trip 11
40 Rocketry Club at MSU 11
41 Women in Computing 10
42 Construction Estimating 8
43 Landscape Design 6
44 ASHRAE - MSU Branch 6
45 Model UN 6
46 Sigma Phi Epsilon 6
47 Montana Archers 5
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One-hour challenge: MSU Giving Day Kickoff
The project or cause with the most donors at the end of the first hour of MSU Giving Day (noon to 1 p.m.) will have $1,000 credited to their total. The runner-up will receive $500 and third place will be awarded $250.
Rank Prize All Teams Gifts
1 $1,000 MSU Leadership Institute 34
2 $500 Spirit of the West Marching Band 18
3 $250 Montana Access Scholarship 17
4 Bobcat Club Annual Scholarship 15
5 Student Memorial Renovation 13
6 Tiny Shelter Initiative 11
7 Engineers Without Borders 9
8 Inclusive Community Camp 9
9 Veteran Support Center 7
10 Hilleman Scholars Program 6
11 Jabs Hands-On 6
12 Festival of the West 6
13 All Staff Scholarship 6
14 Bounty of the Bridgers 5
15 Montana Shakespeare in the Parks 4
16 Caring for Our Own Program 4
17 Diversity & Inclusion 4
18 Women in Engineering 4
19 Bataan Memorial Death March 4
20 Science Olympiad Scholarships 4
21 MSU's Treasure State Poll 3
22 Students Against Sexual Assault 3
23 Global Leaders in Agriculture 3
24 LRES Research Colloquium 3
25 Health Equity Circle 3
26 JoAnn Paterson Scholarship 2
27 Montanathon Dance Marathon 2
28 Rocketry Club at MSU 2
29 Model UN 2
30 Ecology Research 2
31 Equine Horsemanship 2
32 MSU Library 2
33 Bridger Solar Team 1
34 Cezanne's Path Student Trip 1
35 Music Technology Club 1
36 Women in Computing 1
37 Women+ in Physics 1
38 ASHRAE - MSU Branch 1
39 Collegiate Cattlewomen 1
40 Shadows of Our Past 1
41 Sigma Phi Epsilon 1
42 Clean Snowmobile Club 1
43 Gallatin College Scholarship 1
44 AIChE 0
45 Construction Estimating 0
46 Hispanic Professional Engineers 0
47 Landscape Design 0
48 Montana Archers 0
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Success!
Eight-hour Ambassador Challenge: Day Two Leader
1st - Carmen McSpadden (MSU Leadership Institute)
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One-hour Challenge: Prime Time Push Classes of 2014 – 2019!
1st Place - Student Against Sexual Assault ($1,000) 2nd Place - MSU Treasure State Poll ($750) 3rd Place - MSU Marching Band ($300)
What is your preferred class year?
Rank Answer Gifts
1 2019 27
2 2017 15
3 2015 13
4 2018 11
5 2016 8
6 2014 3
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One-hour Challenge: Let's Do Lunch!
The project or cause with the most donors from noon to 1 p.m. today will receive a $750 bonus. The runner-up will win $500.
Rank Prize All teams Gifts
1 $750 JoAnn Paterson Scholarship 9
2 $500 Health Equity Circle 9
3 Bobcat Club Annual Scholarship 5
4 Jabs Hands-On 4
5 Spirit of the West Marching Band 4
6 MSU's Treasure State Poll 4
7 Inclusive Community Camp 4
8 Hispanic Professional Engineers 3
9 MSU Library 3
10 Students Against Sexual Assault 2
11 Gallatin College Scholarship 2
12 Veteran Support Center 2
13 Equine Horsemanship 2
14 Women+ in Physics 2
15 Bounty of the Bridgers 2
16 AIChE 1
17 Collegiate Cattlewomen 1
18 Tiny Shelter Initiative 1
19 All Staff Scholarship 1
20 Landscape Design 1
21 Music Technology Club 1
22 Women in Computing 1
23 Montanathon Dance Marathon 1
24 MSU Leadership Institute 1
25 Diversity & Inclusion 1
26 Hilleman Scholars Program 0
27 Montana Access Scholarship 0
28 ASHRAE - MSU Branch 0
29 Bataan Memorial Death March 0
30 Bridger Solar Team 0
31 Caring for Our Own Program 0
32 Cezanne's Path Student Trip 0
33 Clean Snowmobile Club 0
34 Construction Estimating 0
35 Ecology Research 0
36 Engineers Without Borders 0
37 Festival of the West 0
38 Global Leaders in Agriculture 0
39 LRES Research Colloquium 0
40 Model UN 0
41 Montana Archers 0
42 Montana Shakespeare in the Parks 0
43 Rocketry Club at MSU 0
44 Science Olympiad Scholarships 0
45 Shadows of Our Past 0
46 Sigma Phi Epsilon 0
47 Student Memorial Renovation 0
48 Women in Engineering 0
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Bobcats far and wide, show your blue and gold pride!
Rank State Donors
1 MT 1168
2 WA 97
3 CA 83
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