It is an opportunity for all members of the campus community to participate by supporting the areas of the University that are most important to them. It is an internal effort specifically focused on the participation of the campus community. All donations, regardless of amount or designation, made by faculty and staff during the fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) count toward the Missouri State Way faculty and staff giving total.
As with universities across the nation, the funds that have traditionally supported higher education have been drastically reduced. In fact, last fiscal year, state appropriations provided less than 38 percent of our total University budget, compared to nearly 70 percent in 1990. Private gifts are sought from alumni, friends, parents, faculty, staff and even students to make up part of the difference.
The reasons faculty and staff members choose to give are as unique and personal as each individual. There is a common factor for all — a passion for Missouri State University and our students. In addition to enhancing programs and facilities, financial support by faculty and staff also serves as a contributing factor in the University’s eligibility to receive grants from major corporations and foundations.
You decide what area of the University you want to support. A searchable database and directory of accounts can be found online here. Please review the database to make your designation. If you don’t locate the area you want to support, call the office of development at extension 64143.
You may elect to have an amount automatically deducted each month through payroll deduction. To sign up, download and complete the pledge and payroll deduction form. All current and new payroll deduction gifts will be applied to the Missouri State Way Campaign.
Yes. By documenting a legitimate expense, you can receive credit for participation. Please call the office of development at extension 64143 about receiving a gift-in-kind form, or download the form. Tax credit will be receipted if the gift qualifies within the standards defined in the IRS guidelines.
As members of the Missouri State University faculty and staff, we are uniquely aware of the need for additional investment in our programs, people and infrastructure. Our goal is participation. The Missouri State Way Campaign shows the power of each individual. One person’s gift adds to another’s, and another’s — and together, our gifts total a significant amount.
Give online: www.missouristate.edu/giving
Call: 417-836-4143 or campus extension 64143
Campus Mail: Return the pledge form in campus mail or mail to the Missouri State University Foundation.