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Missouri State Foundation

The mission of the MSU Foundation is to unite with passionate supporters and donors of Missouri State University in pursuit of the university’s goals and priorities, and to create significant philanthropic resources for the university, its students, faculty, and staff, while serving as a responsible steward of those resources.
Missouri State University President Richard "Biff" Williams
Dr. Richard “Biff” Williams will take the helm of the university on July 1.

On July 1, Dr. Richard “Biff” Williams will become the 12th president of Missouri State University. “We’re confident Dr. Williams is the right person to lead MSU into the future,” said board Chair Lynn Parman. 

Missouri State accepts invitation to join

Missouri State University has accepted an invitation to join Conference USA as a full-league member, effective July 1, 2025.

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Missouri State University Foundation
The Missouri State University Office of Advancement team is moving! Our new building will give you a “living room” on campus. It will be your place to come home and celebrate being a Bear at every stage, from student to alumni to donor and friend.

Spring 2024 issue
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Private support has never been more important to the success and growth of Missouri State University. Every gift no matter the size transforms Missouri State.


University Advancement Events

Brooke Shields
Secure your spot now to meet Brooke Shields prior to her keynote speech on Sept. 24 at an exclusive VIP Experience. Register by Sept. 16.
Hosted by the Missouri State University Foundation, the new Lunch with an MSU Genius showcases the many types of genius at Missouri State University: from faculty research and initiatives to award-winning programs developed by staff, to students winning national awards.
MarooNation Ball
Springfield | St. Louis
Experience the fun and camaraderie of the MarooNation Ball! Save the date for two dazzling evenings benefitting Missouri State: October 4, 2024, where we'll kick up our boots at the Maroon Saloon hoedown hootenanny in Springfield, and November 2, 2024, for a night of Vintage Vegas glamour in St. Louis. Join us in supporting Missouri State while enjoying an unforgettable evening.