Annual fund drive benefits Metropolitan students

By Robert Boos
Posted April 6, 2016

Faculty and staff at Metropolitan State have an opportunity to make an impact and transform the lives of our students. In addition to sharing time and talent, we can support our students through a gift to the Annual Fund. This year, there is an even greater incentive to give to Metropolitan State. The President’s Cabinet has pledged to donate $50 for the first 50 new donors to the Annual Fund Drive who comes on board in the month of April.

During the month of April, the Annual Fund Drive is a reminder to faculty and staff about the opportunity to make a financial gift in support of our students. You can support the university and our students in several ways:

  • Improve access: A student’s savings can be matched 3:1 through the TuitionMatch-MN
  • Support student success: With more than 100 funds to choose from, you can designate your gift to suit your passion.
  • Provide financial scholarships: 66 percent of our students are eligible for financial aid; in the 2014-2015 school year, we were pleased to provide 123 students with more than $157,000 in privately raised scholarship funds.
  • Embrace new opportunities: The General Fund supplies the university with private funding to take advantage of opportunities not allocated in the State budget.

“As you consider your philanthropic priorities, I respectfully ask that you make Metropolitan State one of the top three organizations that receives your financial support,” says Kristine Hansen, Annual Fund and Alumni Relations director. “The support of the President’s Cabinet for this year’s Annual Fund Drive is huge. It sends a real message to our community, and or partners internally and externally, that we believe the philanthropy can make a difference at our university.”

During the April Faculty and Staff Annual Fund Drive, our goal is to achieve 150 total donors in FY 2016 by retaining existing donors and acquiring additional donors.

You can make a gift in a variety of ways. You can make a pledge and give through ongoing payroll deduction on a bi-weekly basis. You can make a one-time gift by check. You can make a donation via credit card using the online form. The Annual Fund Drive pledge form is available online or from the Foundation Office at 651-793-1830 or You can return your pledge forms to the Foundation Office.


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