Hail State Giving Days
Frequently Asked Questions:


What is Hail State Giving Days?

Hail State Giving Days is MSU’s annual online philanthropy event that encourages Bulldogs everywhere to come together and support the MSU area they are most passionate about.  Each year, Hail State Giving Days focuses attention on projects and departments at MSU that need annual support to continue thriving. In most cases, these areas would not exist without contributions from alumni and friends like you.  Hail State Giving Days is another effort to publicize the good work going on at MSU and encourage investment in it.


What is the timeframe for Hail State Giving Days?

Hail State Giving Days will begin on Wednesday, February 27th and run through midnight on Thursday, February 28th.  February 28th, 2019 is the 141st birthday of Mississippi State University so we like to think that all gifts given during the event are birthday gifts to the university!  Happy Birthday MSU! 


What is our goal?

Our goal is to get 1,000 gifts (and hopefully more) during the 48 hours of the event.  Gifts can be to any area on campus that you are passionate about.  Those 1,000 gifts combined together will have a huge impact on the students at MSU. 


What will my participation mean?

Your participation means everything to the students, faculty and staff of MSU. Many of the opportunities and services on campus are only possible through private support.  Your gifts help fund scholarships, much needed equipment and classroom space, books for the library, health programs, disability support, veterans’ services and so much more. Your gift, no matter the size, can have a huge impact.  Lastly, your gift will combine with many, many others to get us to the goal of 1,000 gifts in 48 hours.


Where do gifts go?

Choose any MSU area to support!  All gifts made during Hail State Giving Days will be counted toward the goal of 1,000 donations and will make an immediate impact!


Will my Hail State Giving Days gift be tax deductible?

Yes. Your gift is tax deductible. You will receive an email confirmation after making your gift online and an email receipt several business days later.


How do I decide where to give?

We encourage you to make a gift to one of the featured Hail State Giving projects.  Choose the area that matters to you most and make a gift!


What can I do to help get the word out about Hail State Giving Days?

Post about MSU’s 141st birthday and Hail State Giving Days on your social networks like Facebook and Twitter.  Join in conversations about Hail State Giving Days by using the hashtag #GiveToMSU and spread the excitement! Follow the progress here at Hailstategiving.com and on Facebook @hailstategiving. 


Can a donor send a gift by mail or phone?  Absolutely! 

To make a gift over the phone please call

Tammie Jackson at 662-325-1834 or
Janna Sanford at 662-325-5802

To make a gift by mail, please mail to*:

MSU Annual Giving
Hail State Giving Days
P.O. Box 6149
Mississippi State, MS 39762

*PLEASE NOTE: We can only count gifts that we have in hand during the 48 hours of the event, so if you would like to give by mail, please send it early.

Is it safe to make my gift online?

Yes. Our online giving site is very secure. Your personal information collected during this philanthropy event is only used by Mississippi State University.  It will not be sold or shared with any third-party organizations.


Can I create a recurring gift?

Yes. You can make a recurring gift by visiting our giving page at msufoundation.com. Please note that only the payment processed today will count toward Hail State Days goal.