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How to Give

monitorGive Online

Establish a “Go Green account” to make a gift, view your Spartan Points, and your entire giving history to MSU Athletics!

phoneGive by Phone

By calling (517) 432-4610, a Spartan Fund representative will be happy to assist you in making your contribution over the phone. Please note only credit card payments may be made using this option.

mailerGive by Mail or Fax

Individuals wishing to mail or fax a donation may print this gift form (.PDF) and fax it to (517) 432-6219 or mail the form to:
Spartan Fund
535 Chestnut Rd, Room 200
East Lansing, MI 48824-4005
When writing a check, please make check payable to “Spartan Fund.”

giftsMatching Gifts

Check with your employer to determine if your donation to MSU Athletics is eligible for a matching gift!  Matching gifts not only provide additional resources but can also serve as a vehicle for you to increase your donor priority! If your company will match gifts to MSU Athletics, please enclose your company’s form with your contribution.

PLEASE NOTE:  Matching gifts may not be utilized to fulfill any seating requirements and/or be a part of a fulfillment to a pledge.

givingPlanned/Estate Giving

Wishing to leave a legacy with MSU Athletics while planning for the future?  Gifts in the form of life income gifts (Charitable Remainder Trust, Charitable Gift Annuity), charitable lead trusts, and/or bequests are common ways to state your intentions of leaving a future gift to MSU Athletics – all while receiving substantial income, estate, and gift tax benefits now!

For more information, please see our Planned Giving information.

Gift-in-Kind

footballDonated services or items (food and beverage, athletic equipment, printing, and air travel, etc.) that would normally be purchased by the MSU Athletic Department are considered gifts-in-kind, and are always appreciated. Subject to university approval and IRS regulations, the value of the contribution is credited to your name.

securitiesGifts of Securities

Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, etc., are accepted.  For instructions on how to transfer gifts of securities, please contact the Spartan Fund at 517-432-4610.

taxTax Receipt

Individuals who make a contribution to MSU Athletics will have their gift processed and tax receipt issued by Michigan State University.

DONOR ADVISED FUNDS & PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS

Federal law prohibits charitable distributions from either a donor advised fund or private foundation when goods or services that may be considered more than incidental, including premium seats, are obtained by the donor in exchange for the gift.  Therefore, the Spartan Fund cannot accept seat-related gifts from either a donor advised fund or private foundations and will return such gift if received.  Please contact University Advancement at 517-884-1000 for additional information or assistance.

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