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What can Alumni Relations and Annual Giving do for you?

Think crowdfunding, event support and more.

By Lynne Winter

March 15, 2018

Mug Club

MSU Denver Alumni Relations and Annual Giving have one question: How can they help you?

You may have heard of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving because you are a member of the Mug Club. But other than hosting “rowdy” happy hours at the Tivoli Tap House once a month, did you know what other services they can provide?

Take a look at what Brandi Rideout, director of alumni relations, and Bre Milnes, director of annual giving, have to offer:

Annual Giving – Bre Milnes

  • Crowdfunding
    • Fundraising projects with goals up to $3,000
    • Support campus programs and projects
    • Encourage student involvement
    • Fundraising for student groups or projects (we cannot fundraise for individual students)
  • Promoting Day of Giving projects
    • Feature programs or projects as part of our Day of Giving crowdfunding projects
    • Have a great student story about your department? Let us know and our Reach-a-Roadrunner students will relay the message to our alums.
  • Student Call Center

Alumni Relations – Brandi Rideout

  • College and department newsletters
    • Formatting your content into an email newsletter and distributing to alumni
  • Communications
    • Sending emails to alumni
  • Event Support
    • Setup online registration pages, manage RSVPs, invite alumni
  • Travel program, Mug Club, MSU Denver license plates, upgrading diplomas
  • Recruiting alumni volunteers
  • Taking care of alumni campus visitors
  • Let us know when alumni visit campus or volunteer. We can add this information to their records to improve future experiences and communications.

A hidden gem waits in SSB 410 with services and assistance that can improve departmental fundraising capabilities, alumni connections, events planning and more — all with the goal of supporting student access to an affordable education.

For more information, contact Rideout at or Milnes at

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