Change for Change

This campaign ended on March 20, 2019, but you can still make a gift to Missouri State University by clicking here!

We are members of the Student Alumni Association—a group that seeks to bridge the gap between students and alumni. We are calling on MSU students to support our annual Change for Change campaign.

As students who work with alumni, we see the impact that alumni make through the donation of their time, talent and treasure. We want students to be part of that impact! This fundraising project gives you an opportunity to give back to campus in the area that matters most to you. The idea is to donate change that promotes change on campus and has a lasting impact on current and future Bears.

Last year, the Missouri State Foundation raised over $21.5 M to support hundreds of different funds on projects on campus. These donations help our campus to grow, provide scholarships, and keep our tuition low. You can support one of the suggested funds, or pick any other university fund to support.


We’re asking you to participate in 2 easy ways:

  1. Donate to the area that matters most to you - gifts of any size add up to make an impact. If 60 people give $10, we will hit our goal. The campaign runs through MSU’s birthday party on March 19, so consider it an early birthday gift to MSU.
  2. Become an advocate. We know not everyone can support monetarily, please share this campaign and encourage others to give.

Suggested Funds: 

  • Missouri State Fund for Excellence – goes to University’s area of need
  • Multicultural Student Services – supports multicultural student services on campus
  • First Generation Student Support Fund – supports first generation college students
  • Emergency Scholarship Fund – support students who experience an emergency and require assistance to continue their education

The top five student fundraisers (and a friend) will win a dinner with President Smart. Giving to your alma mater and dinner with the coolest university president ever. What are you waiting for?!

If you have questions, please reach out to Student Alumni Association

*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.

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US Donor Map

Fund Leaderboard

Emergency Scholarship Fund 11$166
First Generation Student Support Fund 4$45
Missouri State Fund for Excellence 3$18
Multicultural Student Services 2$15

Class Leaderboard

The Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Students, Parents
2016 1$8
2017 1$150
2018 1$20
2020 2$6
2021 5$78

Donor affiliations

20% Alumni

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56% Students

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8% Parents

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20% Faculty/Staff

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12% Friends

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Donor list

Julia Wilks
Candice Wolf
Brody Olson photoBrody Olson
Keegan Wilson
Cassidy Fox
Abigail Morrow
Tara Long photoTara Long
Elizabeth Strong
Melissa Stallbaumer
Sandra Miller photoSandra Miller
Luke Harris
Elizabeth Connelly
Tylyn Anders
Gloriana Anders
Michael Anders
Connor Fleming
Scott W Carter
Ryne Anders
Camdyn Anders
Miranda O'Connell photoMiranda O'Connell
Nathan Hilker
Lori Fan photoLori Fan
Alison Harper photoAlison Harper
Candice Wolf photoCandice Wolf

Melissa Stallbaumer matched $8
Candice Wolf matched $100
Lori Fan photoLori Fan gave $100 because 10 donors made a gift in 5 days.
Luke photoLuke Harris gave $150

Social Media Shoutout--we will personally thank you on social media.