Athletics Giving Challenge #ILoveTheBears 2019

105% of $100,000 goal
This campaign ended on March 01, 2019, but you can still make a gift to Missouri State University by clicking here!
Matches iconMatches
View All
An Anonymous DonorPatricia K Creek matched $50

Sophie Pierpoint photoSophie Pierpoint matched $100

An Anonymous DonorMarty and Karin Prather matched $500

An Anonymous DonorMelissa Stokes matched $500

An Anonymous Donormelissa stokes matched $500

An Anonymous DonorSara Dietrich matched $500

An Anonymous DonorKaren Rivatto matched $500

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $500

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1,000

Dale Reeves photoDale Reeves Sutton matched $1,000

Michael Seabolt photoMichael Seabolt matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $6,450

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $7,500
Donate $30
Donate $30 or more to the campaign and receive a free "I Love The Bears" 2019 window sticker.

Donate $500
Track and Field/ Cross Country - Visit practice and get coaching tips from Coach Jeter, Coach Fife, or Coach Brydson

Donate $1,000
Track and Field/ Cross Country - Coordinate a visit to Coach Jeter’s office for photos with her Olympic Medals

Donate $1,500
Track and Field/ Cross Country - Lunch with Coach Jeter, visit practice, and photos with Olympic Medals

Donate $500
Men's Soccer - Exclusive Missouri State University Soccer Scarf

Donate $100
Volleyball - MSU Volleyball t-shirt

Donate $500
Volleyball - 2 Pop Sockets, 2 Volleyball t-shirts, & 1 sweatshirt

Donate $1,000
Volleyball - 2 Volleyball sweatshirts, 2 t-shirts, and coach for a day!

Donate $1,000
Volleyball - 2 Volleyball sweatshirts, 2 t-shirts, and free camp admission to any summer camp

Donate $1,000
Volleyball - 2 Volleyball sweatshirts, 2 t-shirts, and a day in the life of a MSU Volleyball player

Donate $5,000
Volleyball - 4 Volleyball sweatshirts, 2 4-shirts, 4 season tickets, and dinner for 2 with the MSU Volleyball team and staff

Donate $250
Softball - First pitch or you can be the bat girl or bat boy for the day!

Donate $500
Softball - Be the Coach for the day!

Make a gift today to show your love for your favorite MSU Bears team!  The Missouri State Athletics “I Love The Bears” February Giving Challenge, sponsored by The Bears Fund, invites alumni, family, friends, students and fans to make a gift to support their favorite team.

MSU student-athletes need your support!  When you make a gift to the team(s) of your choice, you are helping enhance the collegiate experience for each student-athlete at Missouri State University. Your donation today will be used by each team to support their individual needs. The Bears Fund will reward five top performing teams with an extra $1,000!

Donors of $30 or more receive a complementary “I Love The Bears” window sticker; giving to this campaign is the ONLY way to get this sticker! Many other great incentives are available for other donation levels!

Show your love for the Bears by making a gift today! Click the GIVE NOW button, choose the sport(s) you want to support, select your incentive and enter your payment method. It is quick, easy and secure!  After you’ve given to the campaign, encourage others to give by sharing this page on social media.

Thank you for your support and remember #ILoveTheBears! 

If you have questions on the campaign or about incentives, please contact To be eligible for a sport specific incentive be sure you claim the incentive for the sport you're donating to.  

*In addition, MSU alumni who make a qualifying gift of $50 or more receive a V.I.B.card - Very Important Bear

Visit MSU Alumni Association for additional information how to become engaged with the association and what events are coming to your area.

To read a transcript of the video, click here to download. 

The Bears Need Your Help!

Hey Bears Fans! 

The 2020 #ILoveTheBears Athletics Giving Challenge is a little over halfway to reaching this year's goal of $100,000. The only way we can succeed is with donors like you! 

Please help by giving to your favorite team, or by simply sharing the campaign.

Every dollar counts! Click the link below to show your LOVE for the BEARS!

1381 days ago by Callie Carroll
FINAL DAY for "I Love The Bears" 2019!

Bears Fans! 

Thank you so much for giving to the 2019 "I Love The Bears" Athletics Giving Challenge! 

Today is the final day for the campaign and we are trying to get in all last minute gifts to help us reach our goal. 

Please share the link for the campaign and encourage others to give on the final day. 


1737 days ago by Callie Carroll

Donor Maps
Team Leaderboard
TeamDonors$ RaisedGoal ($)%
Women's Soccer89$11,401$8,000142.5
Men's Soccer70$9,135$8,000114.2
Men's Basketball10$7,723$15,00051.5
Women's Golf21$4,000$5,00080.0
Men's Golf16$3,890$5,00077.8
Women's Tennis11$3,570$5,00071.4
Women's Basketball14$3,490$15,00023.3
Women's Track & Cross Country46$3,370$8,00042.1
Swimming and Diving28$2,031$8,00025.4
Beach Volleyball13$1,230$5,00024.6
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon54%Alumni
Book icon7%Students
Parent icon25%Parents
Suitcase icon15%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon27%Friends
Most Recent Donors
Jamie L Adams photo
Jamie L Adams
Justin Dillon photo
Justin Dillon
Sandra S Maxwell photo
Sandra S Maxwell
Mosquera photo
Brandon Weissman photo
Brandon Weissman
Maryln Winstead photo
Maryln Winstead
Max Schliebener photo
Max Schliebener
Ger Coppinger photo
Ger Coppinger
Alison Harper photo
Alison Harper
Brian Buchheit photo
Brian Buchheit
View All Donors


Maryse Bard photo
generated 2416 clicks and 71 gifts, totaling $8,790
Anonymous photo
Heart icon matched 33 gifts for a total of $7,500
Anonymous photo
Heart icon matched 51 gifts for a total of $6,450
Callie Carroll photo
generated 2148 clicks and 54 gifts, totaling $6,147
Community Advocates photo
generated 1571 clicks and 68 gifts, totaling $5,796
Beth Perine photo
generated 434 clicks and 19 gifts, totaling $3,080
Neal Stafford photo
generated 525 clicks and 9 gifts, totaling $1,710
Dale Reeves photo
Heart icon matched a total of $1,000
generated 2 clicks
Anonymous photo
Heart icon matched a total of $1,000
Michael Seabolt photo
Heart icon matched 24 gifts for a total of $1,000