Once again thank you for your interest in supporting engineering education, research and programs at MSU. This section of the website outlines various gift opportunities and methods of giving available to you. We welcome you to explore these options and consider joining the College of Engineering's family of supporters.

The College of Engineering receives a great deal of its private support through annual donor campaigns, endowment funds, and special campaigns. In this section of the website you can explore the various annual donor campaigns (e.g. Corporate In-House Campaigns) as well as several special campaigns focused on new research facilities projects and the upcoming Capital Campaign. You can also explore the opportunity to support or established endowed funds to benefit the College. Endowment gifts allow the College of Engineering to provide continual funding to a specific program or project. The principal of these gifts is invested and a portion of the annual earnings is used for annual program support. Endowment income can provide stable, long-term funding for faculty positions, scholarships, and program enhancement.

Giving Stories

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Campaign update: Engineering raises $63 million; at 79 percent of $80 million goal 

For the third consecutive year, the MSU College of Engineering has ended the year in record-breaking fashion. In 2015-16, alumni, corporate friends, and generous donors helped raise $19.3 million. That's up from $16.4 million the year before and $12.6 million in 2013-14. The college's fundraising totals contribute to MSU's Empower Extraordinary success.

Michigan State University raised $272 million in 2015-16 -- its best fundraising year in the university's history. The $272 million is a major step toward MSU's Empower Extraordinary campaign goal of $1.5 billion.

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$2 million estate gift will endow bridge research at MSU

The largest single donation ever given to Michigan State University's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will enhance research focused on the nation's strained transportation infrastructure. An anonymous couple from the Greater Lansing Area has designated $2 million of their estate to fund an endowed faculty chair with an emphasis on bridge research.

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Craig Rogerson '79 donates $1.7 million real estate gift to advance chemical engineering

MSU's ability to advance the fields of chemical engineering and materials science has been enhanced with a real estate gift appraised at $1.725 million to support the College of Engineering. An endowed faculty position and scholarship will be created through the gift from Craig A. Rogerson, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Chemtura. He is a 1979 chemical engineering graduate of MSU.

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Bosch and the Bosch Community Fund renew $200,000 for the CoRe ExperiencePhoto of a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Bosch Community Fund, President Lou Anna Simon and Engineering Dean Leo Kempel cutting the ribbon.

Bosch and the Bosch Community Fund have continued their support of MSU with $200,000 in grants for the university's Engineering CoRe (Cornerstone and Residential) Experience. CoRe is designed to engage first-year engineering students in experiential learning opportunities, inside and outside of the classroom. Bosch's corporate human resources department provided $70,000, while the Bosch Community Fund awarded a $130,000 grant. In addition, the Bosch Community Fund provided a $70,000 grant to support the university's STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Success program to develop high school students' foundational math skills before entering undergraduate programs.

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