On Aug. 28, 2009, Missouri State announced the launch of the largest campaign in the University’s history. Our Promise: The Campaign for Missouri State University set an ambitious goal: $125 million by Dec. 31, 2012.
With nearly a year remaining, campaign co-chairs Tom Strong and Ramona McQueary announced that the goal was exceeded well ahead of schedule, with more than $134,526,000 in total gifts and commitments to date. In addition, they announced that the Our Promise campaign will strive to reach the $150 million level by the campaign’s originally scheduled conclusion.
“The campaign’s success speaks to the strong feelings our alumni and friends have toward Missouri State University,” said Interim President Clif Smart. “That is very gratifying. And, given the state’s difficult budget situation, the successful campaign comes at a particularly good time to help ensure we continue to provide a highest possible education experience for the next generation of leaders and citizens.”
“Due to the challenge posed by the potential significant cuts to state funding for Missouri State, the members of the National Steering Committee for Our Promise feel strongly that the campaign should continue,” said Strong. “This campaign is about helping students realize their dreams and reach their full potential. We will continue to do just that.”