50th Campaign FAQ

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Q. What is the 50th Anniversary Campaign?
A. The 50th Anniversary Campaign for Missouri Baptist University is a five-year effort to raise $15 million in cash, deferred and planned gifts. The majority of the funds will be used to construct an academic and student development complex. In addition, funds will be designated for increased scholarships and endowments, on-campus housing, enhanced student support services and expanded athletic fields.

Q. How will this Campaign benefit the University and students?
A. The 50th Anniversary Campaign will meet the needs of the entire University community while enhancing the school’s attractiveness to prospective students. The Campaign will provide a new academic and student development complex, which will include a dynamic welcome center, innovative classroom space, faculty and staff offices, a vibrant career services suite, an expanded academic success center, highly engaging student development space and enrollment and advancement suites. Expanded athletic facilities, on-campus housing, increased endowments, planned gifts, and other designated giving will ensure that Missouri Baptist University continues to influence lives for years to come.

Q. Why should I invest in this campaign?
A. As an alumnus of MBU, you understand firsthand the importance of Christian education. Yet, giving back to MBU as an alum is important for a number of reasons. First and foremost, the percentage of alumni who give back to their alma mater illustrates alumni confidence in the University. Alumni participation is also factored into national university rankings. Finally, foundations and organizations are more likely to give grants to universities with high alumni participation rates.

Q. How do I become involved?
A. First and foremost, pray for God’s wisdom and direction regarding the part you will play. Gifts at all levels will help us reach our goal. You can fulfill a five-year pledge in monthly, quarterly, or annual gifts. No gift is too small. Your investment in the lives of students will help to develop the leaders of tomorrow, inspiring them to change their world for Christ. Your partnership in this campaign will help support our mission, equipping generations of MBU graduates with the tools to impact their communities and beyond.

Q. Are there other ways I can support MBU?
A. Planned giving is a way that individuals can benefit themselves and their families while also funding future student support, capital improvements and academic enhancements at MBU. Including MBU in your will is an outstanding way to establish a named scholarship that would benefit future generations of students. Through your estate plan, you can say a very generous and tangible “yes” to the future of Missouri Baptist University.