How to Give



Show your support for the College of Music by making your gift through Michigan State University's secure online gift processing system. This is an easy, fast, and safe way to give to the College of Music programs of your choice. This credit card-based system authorizes your transaction in real time. We do not record or keep your credit card information at the College of Music. 

By Phone

Call Rebecca Surian, senior director of development, at (517) 353-9872.

By Mail

You may mail a check payable to Michigan State University to:

Rebecca Surian
Senior Director of Development
College of Music
Michigan State University
103 Music Building
East Lansing, MI 48824-1005

Be sure to include the name of the fund you wish to support on the memo line of your check.

Gifts of Securities

Gifts of securities can be made easily through your broker, who can transfer shares electronically to the university. MSU has accounts with multiple brokerage firms. Please contact University Development at (517) 884-1024 or (517) 884-1000 to obtain the necessary information to complete a stock gift, whether an electronic (wire) transfer or a gift of an actual certificate(s).

Gifts of Instruments

The College of Music accepts gifts of new or gently used instruments for use by current students on campus and at our Community Music Schools in East Lansing and Detroit. In return, donors are provided with a tax receipt and gift credit to MSU.


The College of Music is dedicated to helping you define and execute your charitable intentions in the most efficient manner possible for you, your heirs, and MSU. By including charitable giving strategies in your comprehensive estate plan, you can fulfill philanthropic goals, reduce income taxes, avoid capital gains and estate taxes, retain a life income, increase spendable income, and/or reduce the cost of estate settlement, all while enjoying the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve provided significant future financial support for the College of Music designated precisely in accordance with your wishes. Planned gifts can take many forms, including charitable bequests, gifts of retirement plan assets, gifts of new or existing whole-life insurance policies, and a variety of trusts and gift annuities.

For more information, please visit MSU's Office of Development at You may download a copy of MSU's "Guide to Giving" here. You may also contact the College of Music at (517) 353-9872 or email Rebecca Surian, director of development.