Invest In Champions


The Michigan State Athletic Department, with the volunteer efforts of over 225 Spartan student-athletes, held its inaugural Student-Athlete Thank-a-Thon from Feb. 19-21 at Spartan Stadium. The student-athletes volunteered their time to make personal thank you calls or write thank you letters to Spartan Fund members who generously give to MSU Athletics.

The purpose of the Spartan Fund is to generate the philanthropic support necessary to put each our 25 sports - nearly 800 student-athletes - in a position to succeed academically and athletically. Your investment into Spartan Athletics helps support the scholarship needs of our student-athletes while allowing them to compete for Big Ten Championship and NCAA post-season play.

Michigan State Athletics is entirely self-supporting and receives no state or university funds. This reality creates a significant need for private contributions. Our reliance on private support increases each year as the cost of education and the resources necessary to maintain a quality athletics program continue to escalate.

Please consider joining today! For as little as $50, you may become a member. Your annual support of the Spartan Fund is vital to growth and success of Spartan Athletics. For more information regarding Spartan Fund membership and benefits, please call 517/432-4610. A Spartan Fund representative will be happy to answer your questions and assist you in developing a lasting, impactful relationship with MSU Athletics. Join today!

Go Green Account
All members are asked to set up a Go Green account! Your Go Green account is the easiest, most secure way to monitor your philanthropic giving and your Spartan Points. For easy-to-follow instructions click here or call the Spartan Fund for assistance in setting up your account.

AD Advisory Council: Moving MSU Athletics Forward

The role of the A.D.'s Advisory Council (ADAC) is to provide valuable input, support and financial assistance to the Director of Athletics and the MSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. ADAC members advise the Athletic Director on various initiatives. Additionally, members assist with and participate in development activities while serving as special ambassadors for MSU Athletics. Potential areas of involvement include:

  • Athletic Department comprehensive campaign - identification and prioritization of capital projects, endowment giving and other departmental needs
  • Identifying ways to attract alumni back to campus and participate in development programs
  • Projects that enhance the overall image of MSU Athletics
  • Projects presented by the Athletic Director, executive staff of the athletics department and the head coaches

"This group of stakeholders meets twice a year and is comprised individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, loyalty and support of Spartan Athletics," shares Chuck Sleeper, Sr. Assoc. Athletic Director & Director of Development. "The AD's Advisory Council has provided invaluable input in key areas of our department.

Individually and collectively, the ADAC has allowed Spartan Athletics to make great strides and maintain our position as one of the most successful athletic programs in the nation."

ADAC members are contributors to Spartan Athletics at a minimum $25,000 per year. Membership on the Athletic Director's Advisory Council is for a one-year term and can be extended by Athletic Director or Senior Associate Athletics Director for Development.

ADAC Board Members (click here)


Merritt Jackson Bodenbach Eckerle Bracamonte
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2013 Parking
Letter from Athletic Director
Spartan Fund Event Registration


February 1 *NEW* season tickets go on sale for Spartan Fund members
June 15 New season tickets go on sale to the public
June 30 Deadline for gifts to increase your 2013-14 Spartan Fund Membership.
July 1 Beginning of new fiscal year. 2013-14 Spartan Fund Membership year begins based on gifts made July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013.