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MU Celebrates Success of For All We Call Mizzou Campaign

Final campaign donations total 104 percent of $1 billion campaign goal

Feb. 12, 2009

Story Contact:  Emily Smith, (573) 882-3346,

COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri officials announced today the final totals for the For All We Call Mizzou campaign. Since the campaign began in 2000, alumni, friends, university personnel, corporations and foundations have given $1,038,909,621 to the state’s flagship university to fund scholarships, faculty, programs and facilities. The $1 billion campaign goal was surpassed in November, and the campaign officially concluded on Dec. 31, 2008.

“The astounding success of the campaign is evidence that MU alumni and friends are committed to supporting the University of Missouri even during challenging economic times,” MU Chancellor Brady Deaton said. “We are deeply appreciative of the support from our donors throughout the past eight years. We will continue to build support for the university through development efforts, including the MU Flagship Scholars Program, which ultimately will provide a four-year scholarship to at least one student in every Missouri county.”

Gifts to the campaign in the past eight years will continue to make a significant impact. Donor contributions of $221 million have allowed MU to fund an additional 1,500 merit and need-based scholarships. Donors have contributed $87 million to help create 91 new endowed faculty positions, $487 million to enhance programs and facilities, and $242 million to support private research.

“As we look to the future, our development priorities will include generating scholarships to ensure access for students, especially those in Missouri, and attracting and retaining outstanding faculty,” said David Housh, Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations. “Specific priorities for schools and colleges will be identified during the next several months.”

The For All We Call Mizzou campaign total includes gifts from alumni, corporations, foundations, friends, grants, organizations and students.

Donor Group Total Gifts

Alumni $390,340,218.15
Friends (non-alumni) $172,436,564.96
Corporations $142,433,257.53
Foundations $67,848,160.24
Grants $242,291,245.27
Organizations $14,833,311.06
Faculty/staff/retirees* $8,726,863.92
Total: $1,038,909,621.13

*Some donors are both alumni and MU faculty, staff or retirees. In the chart above, faculty, staff and retirees who also are alumni are included in the alumni category. Faculty, staff and retirees gave $38 million during the For All We Call Mizzou campaign.
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