Bears Fund Benefits

When you give, you make a real difference in the lives of our student-athletes. Your contributions help MSU pay for recruitment efforts, tuition, room and board, fees, books, scholarships and other athletics or educational programs. Bears Fund contributions benefit all NCAA sports programs at Missouri State and enhance the collegiate experience of our nearly 400 student-athletes.

Gifts to the athletics program typically are cash gifts. However, contributions of personal property, goods or services, real estate or appreciated securities can result in substantial support for Missouri State athletics. We are happy to discuss any contribution you might like to make!

A Bears Fund gift is tax-deductible. Bears Fund members at all levels receive:

  • Recognition on our website and in football, men’s and women’s basketball
  • Priority points based on amount of gift
  • Bears window sticker
  • Exclusive email updates
  • Donor card with discounts to partner businesses
  • A discount at the MSU Bookstore
  • Early concert and event notification (at qualifying levels)

Priority Point System

Priority Points are awarded based on several criteria of support for Missouri State athletics. Your priority points will be updated annually and will determine the selection order for seating upgrades, purchasing of post season and tournament tickets, away-game ticket availability and other areas. Points will be determined on the following basis:

  • 1 point for every $100 in gifts to the Missouri State athletics program since 1982
  • 2 points for each season ticket purchased for each year as a Bears basketball season ticket holder
  • 2 points for each season ticket purchased for each year as a Lady Bears basketball season ticket holder
  • 10 points for being a Missouri State graduate (one-time distribution)

Members of The Founders Club Medallion Levels also will be given one-time points as follows:

Level Points
Founders Medallion 1,000
Platinum Medallion 500
Sterling Medallion 250
President's Medallion 100
Silver Medallion 50
Bronze Medallion 25

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