Every fall, Lieutenant General Ronald Sams dusts off his trombone, dons his faithful Spartan Marching Band Jacket, and marches onto the field at Spartan Stadium. It’s the Alumni Band Reunion and Ron, his wife Diane, and their children Robert and Laura— all alumni—never miss it. “It’s great to come back one day a year and pretend I’m a college student again,” says Ron, the retired inspector general of the U.S. Air Force. When Ron and Diane saw a push for donations to provide jackets for incoming members of the band, they didn’t hesitate to join in. They couldn’t be prouder to be part of the effort’s resounding success. But, they didn’t stop there. Ron got his start in the ROTC, so they also make it a priority to give to MSU’s ROTC program. “Everything our family has been able to do can go back to MSU in one way or another,” says Diane. “We are grateful and we want other people to have the same opportunity we had.” ANNUAL GIVING LEVELS Make a gift to support what matters to you and be recognized for your support. LEADERSHIP CIRCLE Spartan Strong $1,000 - $2,499/year Spartan Great $2,500 - $4,999/year Spartan Bold $5,000 - $9,999/year Spartan Inspired $10,000 - $19,999/year Spartan Extraordinary $20,000+/year LOYALTY LEVELS Spartan Loyal $100 - $499/year Spartan Proud $500 - $999/year All gifts made in a fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) will determine your annual level of recognition. Lifetime recognition begins at $50,000. LEARN MORE: go.msu.edu/spartanloyal SPARTANLOYAL Last year, more than 59,500 individuals gave $100 or more to MSU. Three ways to give: PHONE: (800) 232-4MSU (4678) ONLINE: givingto.msu.edu MAIL: University Advancement Spartan Way 535 Chestnut Road, Room 300 East Lansing, Michigan 48824
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