Donations to the Missouri State University Foundation in Fiscal Year 2018 set a record. According to MSU, $21,534,074 was given to the foundation in the fiscal year, which ended June 30. The previous record was $20.3 million in FY 2012.
More than 20,000 donors contributed to various campaigns. The money supports student scholarships and programs, faculty research and facilities enhancements.
Missouri State President Clif Smart says, as state appropriations have continued to decline, the foundation funds are even more important to the success and growth of the university.