The University Advancement Division assists the University in achieving its single purpose -- "To develop educated persons" -- by:
- providing financial support from the private sector
- promoting public support
- seeking governmental support
- encouraging volunteerism
- providing co-curricular educational activities and events
Development and Alumni Relations
The Development and Alumni Relations Office is responsible for the University's fund-raising activities and for maintaining relationships with its alumni. The Development staff works closely with the Missouri State University Foundation to raise $19,206,438 during Fiscal Year 2015. The Alumni staff works with the Missouri State University Alumni Association to provide a variety of programs and services to the University's over 110,000 alumni. Visit the Missouri State Foundation web site for more information about the following: Annual Funds, The Founders Club, The Bears Fund, Phone Campaign, Ride With Pride and the Travel Program.