Bear Power

Missouri State University is developing a new, two-year inclusive college program for people, ages 18–26, with intellectual disabilities called Bear Power (Promoting Opportunities for Work, Education and Resilience).

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Bear Power Donors

The Bear Power team would like to extend a special thank you to the donors who contributed at the $1,000 level or above. Your generous contributions have allowed for further development of the program! We appreciate your support!


  • Richard and Jana Bachus
  • Dee Bachus
  • Community Foundation of the Ozarks Inc.


  • Jordan Heinz State Farm
  • Gregory and Jennifer Spears
  • Michael and Kathy McCormick
  • Penmac Staffing Service Inc.
  • Randy and Pam Bachus
  • Terry and Gretchen Heinz
  • Robert E Low / Prime
  • Southern Missouri Containers
  • Down Syndrome Group of the Ozarks
  • State Farm Companies Foundation
  • Mike and Rhonda McCoy