2013 Initiatives

110% Challenge

Like true Spartans, MSU student-athletes give 110% each and every day in the classroom, at practice and during competition. The 110% Challenge serves as a call to our loyal supporters to give the same 110% effort.

To accept the challenge, Spartan Fund members are asked to give 10% more than their gift last year (2012 Giving, plus 10%), with the extra 10% allocated to the Unrestricted fund. Dollars allocated to the Unrestricted fund provide valuable resources to the greatest needs of MSU Athletics.

Next Level

Spartan student-athletes take their commitment to the next level in order to achieve excellence on and off the field, now Spartan Fund members can do the same! Members who increase their 2012 Spartan Fund annual membership level to the next level will receive additional benefits that correspond with your increased level of giving. To review the additional benefits, please see the Benefits Chart

Rep Program

Strength comes in numbers and the Spartan Fund is calling on you to help build Spartan strength by becoming a Spartan Fund REP. A Spartan Fund REP recruits new members, such as family members, friends, and fans and encourages them to join the Spartan Fund. In return for their recruitment, the REP will be awarded a Spartan Point ($100 value) for every new Spartan Fund member they bring in to the program!

For more information about becoming a REP, please call the Spartan Fund office at 517-432-4610.

Join/Renew Membership

Making a donation is easy. For as little as $50 you may become a Spartan Fund member. Membership is easy! Your gift may be made one of three ways and may be designated to the area of your choice! With your membership comes tremendous benefits and access into Spartan Athletics.

How To Join

Online

Making a contribution to Spartan Athletics has never been easier! All Spartan Fund members are encouraged to set up a "Go Green" account. Your Go Green account is the most convenient way to make your gift to MSU Athletics and allows you to view your complete giving history and check your current Spartan Points. To access your "Go Green" account, please click here.

If you need assistance in establishing your Go Green account, please contact the Spartan Fund at (517) 432-4610.

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.

Mail or Fax

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

Designating Your Gift

The Spartan Fund provides you with the opportunity to designate your contribution to the area of your choice. Please consult your tax advisor for charitable deduction percentages and IRS guidelines.

Unrestricted Gift

Unrestricted gifts are most vital to the Spartan Fund and Spartan Athletics. These dollars are allocated based on the pressing priorities as identified by Athletics Director, Mark Hollis.

Endowed Giving

An endowed scholarship is a meaningful and lasting way to impact the life of current or future Spartan student-athletes. Gifts to establish an endowed scholarship may be given outright or pledged over five years. A named endowment may be created with a minimum gift of $50,000 or a pledge of $10,000 annually for 5 years.

Sport Specific

Your contribution to the Spartan Fund may be allocated to the sport of your choice. MSU fields 25 athletic teams. Go to http://www.msuspartans.com and click on "Sports" for a full listing of teams as well as important team information. Pick your passion...support the team of your choice!

Premium Seating

Enjoy Spartan Athletics from some of the best seats in the house. Premium seating offers fans the opportunity to view the game in designated areas in football, men's basketball, women's basketball, hockey and volleyball. Gifts made to our premium seating program primarily support scholarships for our student-athletes.

Under current IRS guidelines, all premium seating is 80% tax-deductible and counts toward annual Spartan Fund membership. For details on premium seating, please click here, or you may contact the Spartan Fund.








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