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No Alumni Chapter Near You?

The Mizzou Alumni Association will help you start one.

Todd McCubbin, M Ed ’95

Todd McCubbin, M Ed ’95. Photo by Rob Hill.

Volunteer numbers are booming at your Mizzou Alumni Association. Since November 2011 we have 26 new or redeveloping alumni chapter areas. The move to the Southeastern Conference is an important factor, but not the only one. We honored 36 alumni chapters in September 2012 at our annual Leaders Day Celebration, where volunteer attendance was up by more than 15 percent.

It’s so rewarding to assist alumni who dedicate their time and talent to Mizzou. Alumni chapters, along with our school/college and affinity organizations, are the backbone of alumni engagement. Regional alumni chapters establish Mizzou networks in communities and cities around the world. They raise money for scholarships so students can attend Mizzou. They host events and activities that keep alumni connected to Mizzou and welcome new graduates to the area. And they love to get together and watch Tiger sports. Such gatherings at The Parlor in Los Angeles, The Derby in Chicago or Blackstone in New York City are something to experience.

Starting an alumni chapter or an affinity organization (for instance, Marching Mizzou Alumni) is easy. Our alumni engagement team is eager to assist groups and individual volunteers. You can find resources on our website or give us a call.

So, if you’ve ever thought about starting an alumni chapter or organization, now is the time — everybody’s doing it!

Follow the Money

The Mizzou Alumni Association is a $3.8 million operation that supports MU in numerous ways. Membership dues are critical to these efforts, says David Roloff, director of alumni relations for the association. Here’s a look at the association’s revenues and expenditures.

Revenues and Expenditures graphic