This is the 2019 May Day page.  Click here to visit the 2020 May Day page.

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There is a student on the journey to a college education. This student needs your help. Our May Day 24-hour day of giving is here for all alumni and friends to make a gift of $10 or more to help a student. Whether it's a scholarship for a specific area of study, a freshman academic scholarship, or a gift to where student needs are greatest, this is the day we ask for your help!

Will you help us reach the goal of $50,000 to benefit Mayville State students?

Why are you thankful for Mayville State?

Past donors to our Day of Giving had this to say:

  • It is a GREAT school!
  • I'm thankful for Mayville State because it was a nice small college that was a perfect fit for me in my college years, and it is still a great learning environment.
  • The great professors - and my friends and I still keep in touch today.
  • Best four years of my life!
  • I am thankful for Mayville State because of the education they gave me to be successful today.
  • Outstanding education and lifelong friends!
  • Great education, friendships for a lifetime, wonderful professors, lots of fun! It taught me the art of teaching. MSU does a beautiful job!
  • I received an excellent education without accruing debt in a great community.
  • The people at Mayville State were hard-working, humble, and kind, helping students succeed!
  • MSU gave me opportunities to do things I couldn't have done at a larger university.
  • A great institution of higher education and a wonderful employer.
  • I would not be where I am without being a Comet.
  • It really is a School of Personal Service.

2018-19 Gift Impact from May Day Gifts

  • Gifts to our annual fund where the needs are greatest were matched and helped us to create 527 scholarships!
  • Our average scholarship award was $800!
  • We grew our endowment funds to $6,854,914!

Take Advantage of Our $50,000 in Matching Funds!

  • Double your gift to our Annual Fund with our Board/Donor Match Fund! This fund helps us meet the area of greatest need for our students.

Pick your favorite funds!

  • Choose any fund to benefit one or more of your favorite degree programs.

Five Easy Ways to Give

  1. Mail in your gift to MSU Foundation, 330 Third Street NE, Mayville, N.D. 58257 and postmark your gift check by May 1, 2019 to be eligible for any matching gift offers.
  2. Call 701-788-4864 (Stacy), 701-788-4687 (Andrew), or 701-788-4787 (John) and we can help make a credit card gift over the phone.
  3. Make your gift online by clicking on any of the links to the right.
  4. Use your smartphone to make a gift by texting Comet to 444999.
  5. Stop in at the MSU Alumni Center at Mayville State any time between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on May 1 and we'll help you make a gift! And if you have time, join us for a "thank you" lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Help us promote this day of giving on social media!

Challenge your friends and family on social media! Share our website address on your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram accounts and let your friends know you supported Mayville State May Day!