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From the Alumni Office

Nick McLaren - Executive Director, MSU Alumni Office

From the Alumni Office

Stay Connected, from Give Green Day to the Global Day of Service.

As I reflect on the events of 2020, I’m warmed by the generosity and dedication of our alumni and donors. Even while facing their own individual challenges, Spartans answered our call for help, demonstrating the ever-present collective power and will of our global MSU community.

Through participation in GivingTuesday, alumni and donors all over the globe generously contributed to causes supporting vital resources for students and notable campus initiatives. In one day, more than $382,000 was raised from 1,924 donations. We are extremely grateful to those who contributed.

This year, our largest annual giving initiative, Give Green Day, will take place March 16, 2021. The 24-hour period allows for Spartans and friends to come together and give back to make a positive impact for current and future students. In 2019, more than 5,000 donors raised over $1.6 million on Give Green Day. From support for emergency funds to scholarship programs, Give Green Day is vital to the success of MSU.  

Spartans will have another opportunity to make an impact April 17, 2021, during our annual Global Day of Service. This event is committed to demonstrating the amount of good that can be done in a single day, therefore we are encouraging Spartans across the world to participate in service projects impacting their communities. For this year’s day of service, we will also ask Spartans to advance the common good, with social distancing in mind. For more information, visit

I hope that when I write again, we may be able to meet in person safely. We have missed meeting with our fellow alumni and friends at the many events we host annually. In the meantime, I encourage you to participate in virtual engagement opportunities hosted through the MSU Alumni Office and to please continue to stay in touch. Throughout this past year, we have been continually inspired by the many ways Spartans have found to stay connected. As always, Spartans Will.  

Go Green!

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Nick McLaren, ’99
Executive Director, MSU Alumni Office