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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for giving to Missouri State University. We are coming close to the end of the “Our Promise” campaign which will end on December 31, 2012. We will make a special announcement on Friday, January 11th to conclude the $125-million dollar campaign. If you haven’t made a gift yet, I encourage […]

Foundation update

The activity on campus is getting busier as the fall semester is here! Recent private gifts have changed this campus. Later this fall we will dedicate the Bill R. Foster and Family Recreation Center. The Foster family and many other gifts along with a big commitment from students made this facility possible. The Foster Recreation […]

Campaign exceeds goal

Good news today. The “Our Promise” Campaign Committee announced we went over our goal of $125 million dollars and will try to reach $150 million dollars before the campaign concludes at the end of 2012. Thank you to all our donors to the campaign. The other good news: we have had 70,000 donors to the […]

We’re counting on you

Summer is here!  The campus is still buzzing.  Summer school is in session and it won’t be long until the fall semester begins.  The campus seems to never sleep. The end of June is the end of our fiscal year and we are looking to break another record in private gifts, however, we still have several […]

Foundation update

The Missouri State Foundation is on track to have another record year in gifts.  We will know more as we get closer to the end of our fiscal year on June 30th.  This potential record is even more special while the Foundation is celebrating our 30th anniversary this year.  We also are working on some […]

Happy 30th Anniversary

What a great way to start our 30th Anniversary of the Missouri State University Foundation this month. We announced new gifts totaling three million dollars. Over 30 new scholarships were also announced. We honored over 240 donors who have made a gift each year for the last 30 years. While we still are in the […]

Celebrating 2010 and looking forward to 2011

The year 2010 is soon coming to a close.  It has been a good year for Missouri State University.   Please don’t forget to make a year-end gift to help an area you have an interest.   While we have had record breaking gifts to the Foundation, we will start the new year with news of budget reductions from the […]

Exciting New Year

We were excited to announce a record year in fundraising in Fiscal Year 2010.   We broke last years record by $500,000 and we hope to announce a new record at the end of June 2011.   Our celebration is not for just breaking a record but we celebrate what these gifts will do to advance education at […]

Campaign Update

I don’t think I will ever forget February 12, 2010.    The announcement was made about the second largest gift ever to the Missouri State Foundation.     A 3,300 ranch was donated by the Journagan family in which the value is estimated over seven-million dollars.    We celebrated the gift during a press conference.   While the gift helps […]

“Our Promise” Campaign

It was a great day last week on August 28th when we offically revealed the “Our Promise- The Campaign for Missouri State University.”   Nearly 4,000 students, faculty, staff, donors, alumni and friends of Missouri State were in attendance when we  announced we intend to raise $125,000,000 over the course of the campaign and also announced we are currently […]