Tom Hiles, MU vice chancellor for advancement, discussed the university's recent fundraising performance at an event Wednesday. | Courtesy of MU News Bureau

MU announces record annual fundraising haul



The University of Missouri raised a record amount of $200 million in gifts and pledged donations during the 2018-2019 academic year, the school announced Wednesday.

That marks a 36% boost from the previous year and eclipses the single-year record of $170 million set in 2016.

This year’s fundraising lifts the Mizzou: Our Time to Lead fundraising campaign to within $50 million of its $1.3 billion goal. The campaign was launched in October 2015.

“Not only has the ‘Mizzou Our Time to Lead’ campaign passed the $1 billion mark, so has Mizzou’s endowment,” MU Chancellor Alexander Cartwright said. “This makes us the 37th academic institution in the United States to reach this milestone.”

MU alumnus Charles Wall announced Wednesday a pledge to donate $4.5 million to the MU School of Law through the Wall Family Foundation.

Wall’s donation will create the Wall Family Chair in U.S. Constitutional Law and support the Wall Family Chair in Corporate Law and Governance. It will also provide $2 million in unrestricted scholarships for MU law students.

“Chuck represents one of 29 million-dollar or more gifts that happened this fiscal year,” said Tom Hiles, vice chancellor for advancement at MU.

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