The A-CAPP Center is an independent university center located within the College of Social Science. As an independent Center, our operations are dependent on partnerships with brand owners, government agencies, academics, and other stakeholders. If you are interested in providing support to the Center, please explore the options below. Questions can be directed to Kari Kammel.


The Center can work with you and your company on specific research projects related to anti-counterfeiting and brand protection with support through sponsored research or contracts.



The Center can work with your company to develop and conduct executive education on anti-counterfeiting and brand protection related topics. The sessions can be customized for your internal team or a sponsored session at a professional conference.



The Center accepts support for its various outreach activities, such as The Brand Protection Professional, Brand Protection Strategy Summit, and other general outreach activities.


The Center is thankful to receive support in the form of a gifts, which are used to support our organizational structure and various programs. To provide a tax-deductible gift, please click here.

Matthew Ronald Maher Scholarship Fund

Matthew Ronald Maher was an intern with the Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection and a 2017 MSU graduate. Matt was a natural leader, characterized by his positive demeanor and uplifting spirit. He exemplified what it means to be compassionate, hard-working, loyal, trustworthy, and generous. His untimely passing does not diminish the impact he has had on MSU, the A-CAPP Center, and his friends. This scholarship was established by Matt’s friends and colleagues as a tribute to him, and to
perpetuate his memory.


The scholarship is awarded a MSU student to work with the Center for one semester on a project relating to anti-counterfeiting and/or brand protection research, outreach or education. At the conclusion of the scholarship, the student will provide a written report and speak to the scholarship’s impact at our annual Brand Protection Strategy Summit.


To provide a donation to the Matthew Maher Memorial Scholarship, please click here.