COLUMBIA, Mo. - University of Missouri officials announced on Thursday that the annual Mizzou Giving Day raised more than $13.7 million.
The event surpassed last year's total by more than $5 million. The event was celebrated on from Wednesday to Thursday.
“The support we have received from Mizzou alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends shows how much this university and its mission means to them,” said Todd McCubbin, executive director of the Mizzou Alumni Association. “Private support for Mizzou is an important part of growing the university. We asked our supporters to step up through Mizzou Giving Day and they did in record fashion. They are all-in on making Mizzou stronger.”
The School of Journalism, the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business, and the College of Engineering raised the most money.
The new Mizzou Alumni Association Scholarship Challenge raised more than $122,000 for students scholarships through the Mizzou Giving Day website. Every dollar given through the website for the challenge was matched up to $2,500 per participating local chapter or affinity organization.