Your support means new buildings, scholarships, faculty positions
Our Promise started with a silent phase in 2005, and was publically announced Aug. 28, 2009. By that time, the Missouri State University Foundation had raised ,934,531 toward its original goal.
Since the campaign launch, the Missouri State University Foundation has received 16 gifts greater than million, 34 gifts from ,000 to million, 89 gifts from ,000 to ,000, 90 gifts from ,000 to ,000 and 866 gifts from ,000 to ,000. Thousands of other alumni and friends gave smaller sums that added up to final incredible amount.More than 375 new scholarships were established, which will benefit more than 8,000 students. In addition, 17 new faculty positions were established.
A total of 73,270 donors gave to the campaign.
“It is inspiring to learn that more than 73,000 donors supported Our Promise,” Strong said. “It was more than just a few individuals; it was a network of Missouri State family, friends and alumni that allowed us to exceed our expectations. Raising more than million speaks to the loyalty of those who love Missouri State.”
This is ‘the groundwork for a better Missouri State’
This level of support ensures the future of the University, McQueary said during the unveiling of the final amount: “The generosity of those who invest in Missouri State students are not just helping students of today thrive, they have laid the groundwork for a better Missouri State educational experience for generations of students to come.”
Though the campaign has concluded, the Foundation continues to raise money for the University since private support is so vital to Missouri State.
“There are many new goals and new initiatives to fund. And we will always need to increase scholarship support for students,” said Brent Dunn, vice president for university advancement. However, our current success will lead to even greater things, he said.
“The Our Promise campaign will help us raise even more private support in the future as we expand our outreach nationally and around the world.”