Give the Green Day Nets $1.34 million in support | MSUToday

On Tuesday, March 15, Michigan State University’s sixth #GiveGreenDay campaign raised more than $1.34 million to support students and community initiatives, thanks to more than 7,050 donations from donors around the world.

The gifts came from 48 US states and 16 countries. The first gift was made at exactly 00:00:01 and the last was made at 23:59:45

Throughout the day and night, alumni clubs around the world as well as faculty, staff and university students connected with Spartans to raise awareness of dozens of crowdfunding projects, and each of MSU colleges encouraged support for important initiatives and needs.

Twenty-three projects exceeded their fundraising goals – some doubling and tripling their goals – and even the projects that fell short raised thousands of dollars.

MSU alumni clubs have raised more than $183,000 for scholarships that support current and future Spartans from each club’s regions. Five colleges have raised funds for their emergency funds, which can provide immediate financial assistance to students facing unexpected challenges. Notably, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has raised more than $19,000 for its Whole Student Success Fund, which helps address housing and food security gaps, technology needs, and emotional support for at-risk students to to ensure they have the tools they need to be successful in school and in life.

And the College of Natural Science nearly doubled its goal to raise $7,500 for the Dean’s Research Scholars Program, raising more than $14,200 to support exemplary students who share their research and classroom experiences as college ambassadors. .

Of the more than 7,050 gifts, more than 65% came from alumni and nearly 14% came from university faculty and staff, including MSU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD , and his wife, Ellen Li, MD, Ph.D.

Learn more about #GiveGreenDay and see a full breakdown of the results on givingday.msu.edu.