Endowed gifts are an investment in the future. Regardless of fluctuations in enrollment, state support or the economy, distributions from endowed funds provide stable, long-term funding.
To remain competitive, Mizzou sought to increase the endowment to $1.2 billion. As of June 30, 2020, the University's endowment was worth $1.093 billion, including endowed scholarship funds, chairs and professorships.
Novak Leadership Institute
By offering an innovative approach to leadership education, students gain a unique perspective rooted in the principles of strategic communication and advertising. Learn more about J-School alumnus David Novak and his gift to his alma mater.
Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Founded on the principles of family-centered care, the Thompson Center offers a range of services in one location for individuals with autism and other developmental concerns. Learn more about this innovative leader in autism research.
Reynolds Journalism Institute
In 2012, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation awarded the institute a $30.1 million endowment gift to guarantee permanent funding to pursue innovation, collaboration and research in media industries. Learn more about this key component of the Missouri School of Journalism.
Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy
This center brings together a vibrant, diverse community of scholars who share not only an academic interest in rigorously unpacking the complex history of constitutional democracy, but also a commitment to collective inquiry. Learn more about the interdisciplinary institute.
Thompson Laboratory for Regenerative Orthopaedics
Their $8.5 million gift helped establish the Thompson Center, now a national leader in the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders. But they didn't stop there. Learn more
New Scholarship Lightens the Load
The summer before college, a family friend gifted Dr. Hummel $200 — and a directive to pay it forward. He didn't forget.
Learn more about the Hummel Family Foundation's generous gift.
The 2020 Hummel Scholars are surprised with news of a generous gift.
A Nobel Cause
George P. Smith, Curators Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences and recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, chose to donate his Nobel Prize money to support students in the College of Arts and Science. Learn more
Supporting Summer Scholars
"We are delighted to contribute to inspiring better lives," said Andrew and Peggy Cherng. "The education we received from Mizzou was instrumental in preparing us for future."
Learn more about the Panda Charitable Foundation's contributions to student success.
Straight from the Heartland
The Heartland Scholars Academy connects first-generation business students from small towns with financial assistance and life-changing opportunities through hands-on learning. Learn more