Giving to Mizzou

Supporting MU through the Mizzou Alumni Association is truly a gift that keeps on giving! There are a variety of giving options for Tigers and friends of MU who want to champion the best interests and traditions of Missouri's flagship university and its alumni worldwide.

Make Mizzou Stronger

Your tax-deductible Mizzou Alumni Association membership dues support alumni and student programs, communications, outreach and advocacy efforts on behalf of the University of Missouri. Learn more about how membership makes Mizzou stronger.

Mizzou Traditions Fund

Your support is vital to the MAA's ongoing efforts to engage alumni, students and friends, preserve our cherished traditions and create future alumni leaders through student engagement, scholarship and leadership programs.

Ride With Pride

By participating in the Mizzou License Plate Program, you can provide precious scholarship funds for deserving students. Help bring the brightest students to Mizzou while showing off your commitment to MU every time you go for a drive.

Purchase a Plaza Paver

Purchasing a paver on MU's newest landmark, Traditions Plaza, marks your name in MU history but also helps ensure the preservation of Mizzou's pride of place for decades to come. Under the glow of Jesse Hall, Traditions Plaza is a perfect spot for concerts, outdoor movies, spirit rallies, outdoor classes as well as a gathering place for Mizzou family and friends. Etched into the granite tiles on the main stage and other locations around the plaza are markers paying tribute to current and past MU traditions, notable alumni and historical happenings.

Other Giving Options

Pride, passion and purpose. All lead alumni and friends to invest in Mizzou. Maintaining our status as one of the world's leading research universities requires the resources to compete for top students and faculty. Scholarships help Mizzou recruit talented students, and private support for faculty positions encourages top professors to choose MU. Plus, donations for programs from athletics to academics set Mizzou apart.

Don't see a giving option you were interested in?

The MAA staff are happy to help answer questions, assist you with the giving process to the MAA or direct you to other staff at MU with information on giving options outside the alumni association. Give us a call M-F, from 8-5 (CST) or contact us at


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A Night of Cheer and Charitable Giving

The Rocky Mountain Tigers Alumni Chapter of Denver combined Tiger pride, networking and giving back at their J-School Holiday Happy Hour on December 13. After the success of their last happy hour in June, the board made it a biannual event- this time, adding a charity component.

Sara Adams, BJ ’07, was the coordinator of the happy hour and decided that the event was a good opportunity for Tigers to support the less fortunate in their area.

“I think the holidays are an important time to give back to our community and help those in need,” Adams said.

Adams partnered with fellow alumnae Laura Graham to collect donations for the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver. Graham works as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator for the Boys & Girls Club and said she was thrilled to work with the Rocky Mountain Tigers in support of the Care 4 Colorado Toy Drive.

“Throughout the year, the children Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver serve rely on their clubs for many things,” Graham said. “The warm meal they get at the Club is the only food they may eat that night. The same goes for the holiday season. For many, the gift they get at their Club may be the only one they receive.”

In addition to being a chance to make a child’s holiday a little brighter, Adams said the event, and others like it, are great opportunities for Tigers in the Denver area to get to know each other better and have some fun.

The events "provide opportunities for Mizzou alumni to meet fellow grads and build upon both professional and personal relationships," Adams said. "We all share a common love for Mizzou and pride for Mizzou’s J-School.”

The Rocky Mountain Tigers plan on continuing the biannual happy hour events and partnering with the Boys & Girls Club in the future.

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