#BearsGive: MSU's John Goodman Giving Day

106% of 1,905 Donor goal
This campaign ended on October 14, 2021, but you can still make a gift to Missouri State University by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorMary Schrag matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorNeosha & John Mackey matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorDan & Jami Gay matched $1,500

An Anonymous DonorDan & Jami Gay matched $1,500

An Anonymous DonorCallie Carroll matched $2,000

An Anonymous DonorJon Baker matched $2,000

An Anonymous DonorDr. Melissa Burnett matched $2,000

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $2,000

An Anonymous DonorDee Uebel matched $4,000

An Anonymous DonorMike Minor matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorJulie Masterson & Gerald Masterson matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorCat Shoults matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorBill Moskoff matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorMarla Elliott matched $15,000

An Anonymous DonorRichard & Teresa Ollis matched $25,000

An Anonymous DonorMike Oldham & Tim Foote matched $50,000

An Anonymous DonorJohn Goodman matched $250,000
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Brent Dunn photoBrent Dunn gave $100

Tyler McLain photoTyler McLain gave $250

An Anonymous DonorMarla Elliott gave $1,000

An Anonymous DonorMatt & Patricia Harthcock gave $3,520

An Anonymous DonorMatt & Patricia Harthcock gave $3,980

An Anonymous DonorClif Smart gave $5,000

An Anonymous DonorMarla Elliott gave $9,000

Let’s put Missouri State University in the spotlight!

Join us October 13 & 14 with #BearsGive

When Bears give back, we all move forward.

#BearsGive is a day for students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, friends, and Bears around the globe come together to make a difference for students and the entire Missouri State University community.

Participation is key. Your gift of any size to your area of choice will ensure that we can continue to offer the best programs, private scholarships, state-of-the-art facilities, and all the things that make a Missouri State education the best you can receive.

  • Give now via the button in the top right. 
  • Login to your GiveCampus account and use the embedded share buttons to track your impact. 
  • Utilize any of the Advocate features while logged into your GiveCampus account to receive Advocate credit. All Advocates will receive a unique swag bag as our show of thanks. 
  • Challenge your friends and family to give to your area of choice and make your support go that much further. 
  • Follow the conversation on Facebook as we kick off #BearsGive with challenges, live interviews, and a special VIP happy hour. 
Missouri State University Foundation Facebook Page

Spread the word about Giving Day before of October 13, and encourage other Bears to join the fun with photos, graphics and more in our Social Media Toolkit.

Join us on October 13 & 14 to celebrate Bears pride and make a positive impact on all of
Missouri State University!

Calendar Reminder

Enjoy all the festivities and don't miss a thing! Download the calendar of events.

Last Push for Donors!

We are so close to meeting our goal of 1,905 donors for #BearsGive! 

Your gift, of any amount, can help us hit our mark. There are still thousands of dollars of challenge and matching funds waiting to be unlocked. 

Those funds go to support our students and provide a top-notch Missouri State education. 

One final push - make your gift now!

709 days ago by Zach Corbin
#BearsGive - Recap To Date

We've been inspired by the generosity of the Missouri State community during #BearsGive! Nearly 1,400 alumni and friends have made a gift to show their support for MSU.

There is still work to be done to hit our goal of 1,905 donors. A gift, of any amount, can help get us closer to our goal. 

Make your gift now to support students on campus today, and those who will be here tomorrow. Go Bears!

There's still time to use matching and challenge gifts to double your impact! There are matches to almost anywhere you can think of. One example is; Cat Shoults is matching gifts for the Dr. Tom Tomasi Biology Summer Research Award in honor of Dr. Tomasi. The two are pictured together below.

709 days ago by Alison Harper
Half-Way There!


We are half-way to our goal of 1,905 donors! And it's been so much fun getting there! Here's a few photos from the last 24 hours.

We still have a ways to go, so keep sharing! Keep giving!

But most of all, have fun!

709 days ago by Angela M Frizell
Swag Bags Are Here!

Don't forget to login to your crowdfunding account at the top right before hitting share!

Once your share receives three clicks, you will appear on the Advocate tab.

All Advocates will receive a very special swag bag as thanks for their help!



-Pilot G2 Gel Pen

-Color Changing Mood Cup (just add ice)


712 days ago by Alison Harper

Designation Leaderboard
DesignationDonors$ Raised
Missouri State Fund for Excellence308$45,073
Bear Pantry103$6,895
College of Business-General Funds100$78,342
College of Education-General Funds45$8,270
Band Fund38$3,270
Emergency Scholarship Fund30$2,335
First Generation Student Support Fund24$2,004
McQueary College of Health and Human Services- General Funds22$5,220
College of Natural and Applied Sciences-General Funds22$7,597
Women's Basketball22$3,985
MSU Libraries19$1,276
Multicultural Resource Center16$2,740
Graduate Student Research Award16$6,970
College of Humanities and Public Affairs General Funds15$1,980
William H Darr College of Agriculture-General Fund15$1,253
Chemistry Board of Advisors Summer Research Fellowship13$7,850
Judith Enyeart Reynolds College of Arts and Letters General Fund12$4,610
College of Business Scholarships10$601
John Goodman Amphitheatre10$2,270
MSU Foundation Trustees Fund10$5,150
Linda E. Dollar Volleyball Scholarship10$4,520
Tent Theatre Endowment9$250,350
Biology Dept-General Funds8$7,417
Psychology Dept-General Funds8$4,475
Women In Philanthropy8$800
Graduate College - General Fund7$850
Physical Therapy Department General Funds6$2,321
Wilda F. Looney Residence Life Leadership Scholarship5$700
Magers Health & Wellness4$2,001
Men's Basketball4$280
Political Science Dept-General Funds4$225
Dr. Tom Tomasi Biology Summer Research Award3$1,000
CHPA ROTC Bear Battalion Graduate Ring Award3$5,125
Concert Chorale2$25,000
Merchandising and Fashion Design-General Funds1$1,000
Dietetics Program1$25
Neosha and John Mackey Library Fund1$25
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John Goodman photo
John Goodman
matched a total of $250,000
Mike Oldham photo
Mike Oldham
matched a total of $50,000
Richard photo
matched a total of $25,000
Marla Elliott photo
Marla Elliott
matched a total of $15,000
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Marla Elliott
Gave $9,000 during a Challenge!
Clif Smart photo
Clif Smart
Gave $5,000 during a Challenge!
Cat Shoults photo
Cat Shoults
matched a total of $5,000
Julie Masterson photo
Julie Masterson
matched a total of $5,000
Bill Moskoff photo
Bill Moskoff
matched a total of $5,000
Mike Minor photo
Mike Minor
matched a total of $5,000