Save the date for MSU Giving Day 2021!
When is Giving Day 2021?

Mark your calendar to join us from noon on Thursday, February 11 through 5 p.m. on Friday, February 12 and let’s gear up for Montana State.
To support projects important to you and to follow the progress of our 2021 29-hour MSU Giving Day expedition, go to
givingday.montana.edu.

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Do you represent a Giving Day team or project? 2021 MSU Giving Day registration is now open.

Apply now!
Applications will close on Sunday, September 20.

First MSU Giving Day was a heartfelt success
Aug 25, 2020

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!

While the ticker has stopped counting, we are continuing to process MSU Giving Day gifts. Check back for final numbers.

Didn’t have a chance to participate in Giving Day? Visit https://www.msuaf.org/give today and make your gift to the areas at MSU that you care about the most!

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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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Bobcats far and wide, show your blue and gold pride!
Rank State Gifts
1 MT 1168
2 WA 97
3 CA 83
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