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Accounting for Success

Take a look back at the For All We Call Mizzou campaign.


As Mizzou embarks on a comprehensive campaign, here’s a look back at the For All We Call Mizzou campaign, which ran from 2000 to 2008. MU was the only public university in Missouri and one of just 20 nationwide to raise more than $1 billion. Here’s where the money came from and how MU put it to work.

Gift Types

Pledges: $198.8 million
Cash: $325.1 million
Planned gifts: $213.6 million
In kind: $59.10 million
Grants: $242.3 million

Total: $1.04 billion

Donor Residence

Missourians: 285,887 gifts totaling $335.1 million
Out‐of‐state: 123,640 gifts totaling $461.6 million

Endowment Growth

MU’s endowment grew from $344 million in 2001 to $538 million in 2008. Of that $194 million in growth, $142 million came from gifts. The university periodically draws a percent‐age of the endowment accounts to support its priorities. The remaining money continues to grow.

Gift Sizes

$1 million or more: 146 gifts totaling $361.2 million
$1,000 or less: 378,270 gifts totaling $52.9 million


Gift to Various Areas to Build the University

Students: $221.46 million
• Campaign funds created 673 new scholarship endowments and allowed the university to award 1,500 more scholarships.
• Gifts to the University of Missouri Flagship Scholars program now strive to secure a full‐ride scholarship for a student from every county in the state.
• Donations to the Tiger Scholarship Fund allowed Gary Pinkel to recruit the likes of Chase Daniel, Jeremy Maclin and Chase Coffman. All three were nationally recognized student‐athletes.

Programs: $356.79 million
• A new partnership among the School of Health Professions, RehabCare Group Inc. and community colleges across the state helps meet the need for more health care providers.
• The MU Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders provides resources for research into the cause of autism, discovering new treatments and serving children with autism and their families.
• The plant science research in the MU National Center for Soybean Biotechnology helps farmers identify crop production practices and disease control strategies.

Facilities: $130.98 million
• The campaign’s largest gift built the MU Reynolds Journalism Institute on Francis Quadrangle, and other gifts allowed the College of Engineering to expand Lafferre Hall.
• The Sinclair School of Nursing organized a grass‐roots campaign to modernize its auditorium.

Private Grants: $242.29 million
• In a five‐year, $5 million agreement, the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation gives $666,667 annually, and MU adds $333,333. To date, the $2 million of Coulter program funding for 14 projects has helped generate $5.9 million in other funding and led to four technologies being licensed to startups for further commercialization.
• Monsanto gave $2 million toward the Missouri Innovation Center, a business incubator.

Faculty: $87.38 million
• Campaign funds established 91 endowments for faculty positions.
• Margaret Mulligan’s estate gift to the School of Medicine established more faculty positions than any other gift to the university — 13 positions for cancer and cardiovascular disease research.
• Fred Hawthorne, recruited in 2006 using money donated to the Chancellor’s Fund for Excellence, received the 2009 Priestley Medal, the highest honor in chemistry. He’s also a member of the National Academy of Sciences.