Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about MSU Giving Day 2024 - COMING SOON!.

What is Missouri State Giving Day?

Giving Day is a 36-hour celebration of Bear spirit and the power of giving back, starting at 10am, CST, on March 1. Giving Day is a special opportunity for Missouri State students, employees, alumni, family, and friends to come together virtually and show their support for their favorite Missouri State departments, programs, student organizations, and teams. You choose where you want your gift to have an impact, and special challenges mean that your gift can go further and do more than at any other time of the year.

How can I participate?

Anyone can get involved with Missouri State's Giving Day! Simply by donating, you will make an impact. If you wish to be more involved, register to be an Ambassador beginning January 19. Please also post about Missouri State's Giving Day on social media using #BearsGive or #GrizzliesGive.

When can I make my donation to Missouri State's Giving Day?

Giving Day will be live here at 10:00am on March 5, 2024, and end at 10:00pm March 6, 2024. You can make a gift early to the Giving Day campaign here beginning February 13 or make your gift now on the Missouri State Foundation giving form

How can I contact Missouri State with a giving-related question?

Call us 417.836.4143 or email

How do I sponsor a match or challenge?

By sponsoring a dollar-for-dollar Match or a Challenge, you support the enire campus community and inspire  other alumni, parents, and friends to join you in making a gift to Missouri State. Your sponsoring gift can be earmarked for a specific fund or department of your choice. 


If you are interested in sponsoring a challenge or match, call us 417.836.4143 or email


Matching gifts inspire other donors to give, as their gift is immediately matched dollar-for-dollar through our 
Giving Day plaƞorm: 
 Matching funds increase average gift size by 41% 
 Matching funds increase the # of donatons by 110% 
 Matching funds increase revenue by 120% 


Example: Boomer Bear will match every gift to the Biz Bears Fund dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000 
Challenge gifts inspire other donors to make larger gifts and can encourage donors who are on-the-fence about 
supporƟng MSU on Giving Day to join you in making a gifts. When you create a Challenge, you can target a specific fund or 
department, affiliaton (class year, member of a Greek organizaton, etc.), to increase support for that area. 
Example: If 25 people give to the College of EducaƟon-Scholarship Fund, an $8,500 gifts from Boomer Bear will be  unlocked. 


Work with a MSU Advancement team member to craŌ your challenge/match pledge to inspire others to 
A challenge or match donor should: 
 Sign pledge agreements for $500 or more to their area of choice 
 Feel comfortable having their name publicly listed online or remain anonymous
 Encourage their networks to support their challenge/matching gifts.

 Giving Day is March 5-6, 2024. 
 Pledges must be paid within the current Fiscal Year, July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024. 
 The cut-off date for pledge agreements to count for a challenge is February 19, 2024.

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