Generous donors continued their invaluable support for Missouri State University.
Almost 20,000 alumni and friends of the university – an increase of 818 donors – contributed $24,243,093 in gifts to the MSU Foundation in Fiscal Year 2023 (July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023).
This is the sixth year in a row that gifts surpassed $20 million. The foundation also recorded an additional $7,670,354 in pledges during the fiscal year.
“Once again, our donors stepped up and gave gifts of all sizes. Their contributions will no doubt positively impact Missouri State and the lives of our students for years to come,” said Brent Dunn, executive director of the MSU Foundation.
Investing in students
One of the key areas the gifts support is student scholarships.
The foundation increased the total amount of donor-funded scholarships awarded to students in the 2022-23 academic year to nearly $3.5 million.
Record of success
For the past six years, the foundation has raised more than $20 million per year in financial support. The highest amount of $32 million came in FY2022 when a single gift of $8.4 million was received.
Since the foundation began in 1981, it has raised more than $450 million.