Help us reach our goal of $200,000 this academic year!

Simply put, your gifts allowed us to provide unrestricted possibilities to Griffons.

Your gifts provide flexibility to respond to the ongoing needs of Missouri Western and our students.

Some of the ways your gift provides support include:

  • Scholarships for deserving students
  • Grants for faculty members to enhance learning in the classroom
  • Innovative programs

Every gift – no matter how big or small – is important.

We want your Annual Fund gifts to be recognized!

Western League for Excellence
Western League for Excellence members make an annual undesignated gift of $100 or more and are recognized as League Members in our annual report.

Here are the giving levels:
Founder’s Circle $5,000 or more
Regent’s Circle $1,000 – $4,999
President’s Circle $500 – $999
Cabinet’s Circle $250 – $499
Dean’s Circle $100 – $249

For more information about how you can become a member, visit the Western League for Excellence webpage or simply contact the foundation office and we will be pleased to send you more.

Matching Gifts
Many employers match contributions made by their employees. Matching gifts are a great way to generate an additional gift, which may double or triple your contribution to the Missouri Western Annual Fund. To find out if your employer matches gifts to higher education, visit the Matching Gifts webpage or contact your Human Resources department. If it does, send in a completed matching gift form along with your donation.

Scholarships and the Annual Fund
There are several scholarships already established at Missouri Western, many of which are named in honor or memory of beloved faculty members, administrators, alumni and friends of the university. Some of these scholarships have criteria that limit assistance to students, such as a specific major, minimum grade point average, or year of study, to name a few. A complete list of established scholarships can be accessed on the financial aid website.

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Kim Weddle, Executive Director of Advancement

Missouri Western State University
4525 Downs Drive
St. Joseph, MO 64507
(816) 271-5648