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Tax Legislation and Athletic Seating

Effective January 1, 2018, payments associated with Scholarship Seating (Zones A-F) and/or Premium Seating (Huntington Club, Huntington Club Suites, and Sideline Club) are no longer tax-deductible (Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, 2017).


Give Online

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


Give 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.


Give 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
550 S. Harrison Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48823

When writing a check, please make check payable to “Spartan Fund.”


Gifts of Securities

Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, etc., are accepted.  When you are ready to electronically transfer stock give your broker the following information about our preferred broker:

Wells Fargo Advisors
MSU’s account number 5493-4797
Name on Account: Michigan State University Board of Trustees
DTC #: 0141

MSU’s Federal ID#: 38-6005984

For further instructions on how to transfer gifts of securities, please contact the Spartan Fund at 517-432-4610


Cash-ACH Wire Transfer

The information below can be used to initiate a wire transfer directly to MSU’s bank account.

Bank Name: Bank of America
Bank Address: 2600 W. Big Beaver Rd
Troy, MI 48084

Bank Identifier: SWIFT Code – BOFAUS3N
ACH (Direct Deposit) Routing Number – 071000039
Wire Routing Number – 026009593
IBAN – the United States does not participate in the IBAN routing system

Beneficiary: Michigan State University
Beneficiary: Hannah Administration Bldg.
Address: 426 Auditorium Rd., Room 110
East Lansing, MI 48824

Account Number: 1935218139

Remittance Info: Keena Dunn; kmckenna@msu.edu

For questions regarding the status of a wire transfer, please contact Keena Dunn at kmckenna@msu.edu or the Cashier’s Office at incomingwires@ctlr.msu.edu; it is also very helpful to notify MSU of the details of any wire transfer being sent. Please let us know the sender’s name, amount, and department name, department contact and/or department account number.

NOTE: Depending on the country of origin, wire transfers may take up to 10 business days to arrive. The sending party is responsible for all wire transfer fees, including those that may be assessed by a third-party bank. The wire transfer will only be credited for the amount received by MSU.


Matching 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


Planned/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

Donated services or items (food and beverage, athletic equipment, printing, and air travel, etc.) that would normally be purchased by the MSU Athletics 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.


Tax Receipt

Individuals who make a contribution to MSU Athletics will have their gift processed and tax receipt issued by Michigan State University.  Contributions are deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consult your tax advisor(s) to determine the deductibility of your contributions to MSU Athletics.


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.


IRA qualified CHARITABLE distribution – Ages 70 1/2 or older

Donors aged 70 1/2 or older may move up to $100,000 from their IRAs directly to qualified charities without having to pay income tax on their distribution.

For more information, please click here


REFUND REQUESTS

By making a philanthropic gift to MSU Athletics, the donor understands that charitable donations are not refundable.

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