Athletics Giving Challenge #ILoveTheBears 2019

This campaign ended on March 01, 2019, but you can still make a gift to Missouri State University by clicking here!

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. 



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Team Leaderboard

TeamDonorsDollarsGoal ($)%
Volleyball 39$19,155$8,000239.4%
Baseball 37$17,015$15,000113.4%
Softball 71$15,030$8,000187.9%
Women's Soccer 89$11,401$8,000142.5%
Men's Soccer 70$9,135$8,000114.2%
Men's Basketball 10$7,723$15,00051.5%
Women's Golf 21$4,000$5,00080.0%
Men's Golf 16$3,890$5,00077.8%
Women's Tennis 11$3,570$5,00071.4%
Women's Basketball 14$3,490$15,00023.3%
Women's Track & Cross Country 46$3,370$8,00042.1%
Swimming and Diving 28$2,031$8,00025.4%
Beach Volleyball 13$1,230$5,00024.6%
Football 4$355$15,0002.4%

Donor affiliations

54% Alumni

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7% Students

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25% Parents

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15% Faculty/Staff

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28% Friends

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Donor list

Jamie L Adams
Justin Dillon
Sandra S Maxwell
Brandon Weissman
Maryln Winstead
Max Schliebener
Ger Coppinger
Alison Harper
Brian Buchheit
Theodore A. Hanson
Joseph Highley
Joseph Highley
Joseph Highley
Matthew D Booth
Kerry & Leslie Nelson
Brad Durnin
Melinda Spangenberg
Phil Hull
Dennis McQuaid
Marilyn A. Sailors
William Lee
Mike Kucera
Robert Lee
Jackie Stiles
Kyle McQuaid
melissa stokes
Dan Schultz
Crista Hogan
Michelle d sullivan
Nick Langley
Jay and Peggy Collins
Sophie Pierpoint photoSophie Pierpoint
Patricia K Creek
Callie Carroll photoCallie Carroll
Kelly Smulczenski
Leslie and Scott Padgett
Nikolaus Opel

Patricia K Creek matched $50
Sophie Pierpoint photoSophie Pierpoint matched $100
Marty and Karin Prather matched $500
Melissa Stokes matched $500
melissa stokes matched $500
Sara Dietrich matched $500
Karen Rivatto matched $500
An Anonymous Donor matched $500
An Anonymous Donor matched $1,000
Dale Reeves photoDale Reeves Sutton matched $1,000
Michael Seabolt photoMichael Seabolt matched $1,000
An Anonymous Donor matched $6,450
An Anonymous Donor matched $7,500
No Challenges

Donate $30 or more to the campaign and receive a free "I Love The Bears" 2019 window sticker.


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


Men's Soccer - Exclusive Missouri State University Soccer Scarf


Volleyball - MSU Volleyball t-shirt


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


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


Softball - Be the Coach for the day!