• Faculty, Staff & Retiree Giving Program
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  • Support Our Students

    Why Should I Give?

    Every dollar you give is a dollar that will Support Our Students in one way or another. Your gift will help MSU Moorhead be a leader in student success. Not only can you support scholarships, but you can also support an educational experience that will have lifelong relevance. 

    "This scholarship will follow me as a symbol for what reward can be had for hard work and determination." - Elli Teige, Scholarship Recipient

    Your Gift, Your Choice

    You can designate exactly where you want your gift to go to make an impact. Here is a list of funds.

    • Scholarships can be used to recruit high-caliber students and to provide access to a diverse group of students
    • Discretionary funding is key to enhancing the student experience through applied learning experiences, emerging technologies, and other opportunities
    • Endowed funds can provide a lasting system of support that will continue for years to come

    Payroll Deduction

    By signing up for payroll deduction, MSUM employees can give a little each pay period and have it add up to a significant amount by the end of the year. Anybody can also sign up for quarterly, monthly, or weekly gifts via credit or debit card. Click here to sign up for payroll deduction.

    Team Participation Challenge

    Each area or department has been divided into a team and is challenged to reach 100% team participation, with every full-time employee giving $1 or more. Employees and teams will be thanked for their participation:

    • 50% participation: Support Our Students Lanyards
    • 75% participation: Donut Delivery to team office
    • 100% participation: Team Lunch with President Blackhurst

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the deadline for the Team Participation Challenge?

    The Support Our Students campaign runs during the month of September. The Team Participation Challenge will end on September 30th and will count any gifts made so far in this fiscal year. However, faculty and staff can give anytime throughout the year, and you will be counted as a participant in the yearly faculty/staff campaign!

    What did I give last year?

    Your giving history is noted on the letter enclosed in your packet. It is also available online at donate.mnstate.edu. Just login or create a profile to see your complete giving history. If you need to create a new account, it may take up to 48 hours to be verified.

    What funds can I give to?

    There are literally hundreds of funds to choose from, too many to list. You can view all of the available funds in this PDF.

    When does my payroll deduction end?

    All payroll deductions are on-going. This means they will continue from year to year until you say stop, which you can do at any time throughout the year. 

    I have some more question. Who should I call?

    All questions can be directed to Anna Miller, Director of Annual Giving for the Alumni Foundation. You can reach her at 218.477.2556 or at anna.miller@mnstate.edu