The Founders Club was established in January of 1983 to recognize the spirit of two individuals, H.B. McDaniel and Senator Frank M. McDavid, whose tremendous efforts in the early 1900s helped gain approval to locate Missouri State Normal School Number 4, now Missouri State University, in Springfield.
Individuals, businesses, foundations and organizations which make a minimum commitment of $10,000 in cash, securities, or real or personal property to the Missouri State University Foundation, usually in payments of $1,000 or more annually, meet the criteria for membership in The Founders Club. Additionally, membership is extended to those making planned gifts through a bequest, life income agreement, trust agreement, or another acceptable planned or deferred giving instrument with a value of at least $10,000.
Following a gift commitment, membership is activated by completing, signing and returning a Statement of Acceptance for membership in The Founders Club.
Medallions are presented to those members whose generosity significantly exceeds the minimum level of giving necessary to qualify for membership. The minimum cumulative giving levels are as follows:
Medallion Reception 2014
Membership in The Founders Club provides support to the University and benefits for the contributor. Benefits of membership include:
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