About Bears WIN

Bears WIN advocates honor the impact of women by addressing some of the most pressing needs of students at MSU. Research shows that women are the driving forces behind many philanthropic decisions, and that women’s philanthropy tends to be based on having empathy for others.  

To recognize this distinct role, the Missouri State University Foundation began the Bears WIN, or Women’s Impact Network. This initiative encourages everyone to celebrate and honor the impact of women. Members of Bears WIN are able to give time, talent, treasure or testimony. Most of all, the goal of this initiative is to make a long-lasting and positive effect on Missouri State University. 

Our goals

By 2026, Bears WIN hopes to celebrate raising awareness and at least $500,000 for three areas that affect students from all backgrounds across the MSU system. Your gift of any size will bring us that much closer to our philanthopic goals.