With gifts of at least $25,000, donors may create endowments for scholarships, technology, research, lecture series and other purposes. These gifts may be in the form of cash, securities — stocks and bonds — or property. A minimum endowment of $550,000 is required for a named professorship, and a faculty chair endowment may be created with a gift of $1.1 million.
Faculty Scholars Program
The Faculty Scholars Program is a unique naming opportunity for endowment support that recognizes exceptional faculty members. Minimum amounts range from $100,000 to $250,000.
Major gifts may be made by contacting the College of Human Environmental Sciences' Development Office at (573) 882-5142 or by e-mail at HESDevelopment@missouri.edu.
Bequests are one of the easiest forms of planned giving. A bequest may be provided through a will or trust, but it must be worded correctly in order to ensure that the donor’s wishes are fulfilled. The Office of Gift Planning and Endowments will provide sample language that may assist in establishing a bequest.
Donors may name the University as the beneficiary of their retirement account. This gift option may provide significant income tax and estate tax benefits.
Permanent life insurance policies may be donated to the University. Donors will obtain the greatest tax benefits by naming the University of Missouri-Columbia as both the owner and beneficiary of the gifted policy.
Gifts That Give Back
Donors and the University both receive financial rewards through the following three types of gifts:
The information provided above on planned gifts is presented in summary form. For an illustration of a planned gift tailored to a specific request, donors may contact the Office of Gift Planning and Endowments. Also, donors should consult with their attorneys or tax advisers for legal and tax advice.
The Mizzou Annual Fund plays an important role in supporting numerous University of Missouri schools, colleges and organizations.
Through the Mizzou Annual Fund, donors may support the College of Human Environmental Sciences' greatest needs:
Check or Credit Card
Many donors find that the easiest ways to make a gift to the Mizzou Annual Fund are by check or credit card. Checks may be made payable to the University of Missouri and mailed along with a pledge form* to:
Mizzou Annual Fund
401 Reynolds Alumni and Visitors Center
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
The Mizzou Annual Fund also accepts gifts through Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards. To make a gift with a credit card, please choose one of the following options: