Student Emergency Fund 2020

This campaign ended on March 20, 2020, but you can still make a gift to Metropolitan State University of Denver by clicking here!

What is the Student Emergency Retention Fund?
Circumstances can change at any moment. Fires, temporary homelessness, injuries and loss of family are examples of hardships that can become turning points for students, forever altering the course of their lives and educational goals. These are only some of the reasons why MSU Denver has created the Student Emergency Retention Fund. The fund provides one-time emergency assistance to students who are dealing with an unanticipated life event. Students can receive funding up to $500 one time during their academic career; only after they have exhausted all other funding options. 

The Student Emergency Retention Fund can cover expenses such as emergency housing assistance, urgent rent or utility assistance, costs related to major accidents or loss due to fire, theft, or natural disaster, and much more. 

Why We Need Funding  
The Student Emergency Retention Fund allows students to remain focused on their educational goals instead of the financial toll of an emergency. Giving a gift to the Student Emergency Retention Fund supports student success and graduation rates by meeting the basic needs of our students. Your support can help our students overcome temporary crises and go on to make an impact in our community. During the Fall 2019 semester, the Student Emergency Retention Fund supported 60 students!

Support a Student 
The Student Emergency Fund is made possible through donors like you! The number of awards given to our students is dependent on the support we get from our generous donors. Any gift, any amount, makes a tremendous impact on our students. 

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26% MSU Denver Alumni

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46% Faculty/Staff

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3% Students

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5% Parents/Family Members

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4% Foundation Board Members

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24% Friends

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Donor list

Cory Phare
Mark Baccei
Joan Foster
Daniel Silverberg
Hanh Tran
Tori Meyers
David Grinton
CLAY DAUGHTREY
Andrea Borrego
Jessica Critten
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Sarah Hunsinger
Courtney Matsumoto
Carrie Morgridge
Anonymous
Tom & Amy Lai
Liz and Steve Rawlings Chalupsky
Lisa Marie Main
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Emma Marlow
Nadia Schadlow
Robin Smith
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Sarajane Wallace
Marc Kornmesser
Lorelei Kelly
Katherine Nittmann
James P Davidson
Michael Benitez
Danielle Simoneau
Rakhee Shastry
Emerson Brooking
Scott Sherwood
Kim VanHoosier-Carey
Randi Smith
Stephanie DeBord
Diana Ibarra
Kathleen Jenner
Claudia Marchman
Anonymous
Brett Befus

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