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Chancellor's Society

What is the Chancellor’s Society?

The Chancellor’s Society honors some of MU’s most loyal donors for both their annual and lifetime gifts to the Chancellor’s Fund for Excellence. Members of the Chancellor’s Society support the campus as a whole, enhancing the success of the University of Missouri.

Chancellor’s Society annual members contribute at least $1,000 each year to the Chancellor’s Fund for Excellence. Donors with cumulative giving of $25,000 or more through cash gifts or pledges to the fund are honored as lifetime members of the Chancellor’s Society. If you desire to make a meaningful difference in the future of MU, the Chancellor’s Society is a perfect place to begin.

Why should I join?

Membership in the Chancellor’s Society enhances the university’s ability to address outstanding needs and capitalize on timely opportunities. Examples abound.

MU recruits faculty, such as cancer researcher M. Frederick Hawthorne, who are globally recognized for their achievements. Your support enables MU’s undergraduate researchers to explore topics as diverse as bioengineering, video game music and how children learn to communicate. Your support allows us to work across disciplines to meet high priorities of the university.

Chancellor’s Society members help support the university financially, and their leadership is evident at every level of MU governance. Its members have held or currently hold leadership positions in:

  • Jefferson Club Board of Trustees
  • National Campaign Steering Committee
  • Chancellor’s Fund for Excellence Development Committee
  • Mizzou Legislative Network
  • MU’s Parents Development Council
  • Academic Units advisory committee
  • MU Development Council

By becoming a member of the Chancellor’s Society, you endorse a university that surpasses the sum of its parts. This perspective encompasses this great flagship institution in its entirety, allocating resources to accomplish a vision for the future.

Membership Levels

Annual Membership:

Donors whose annual gifts total $1,000 or more are included in the Chancellor’s Society annual membership level.

Lifetime Membership:

Donors with cumulative giving of $25,000 or more to the Chancellor’s Fund for Excellence become lifetime members of the Chancellor’s Society. As a donor’s lifetime giving increases, the donor will be inducted into the appropriate society level.

Gift Level

Sustaining Member $25,000
Fellow $50,000
Distinguished Fellow $100,000
Very Distinguished Fellow $250,000
Diplomat $500,000
Ambassador $1,000,000

Because lifetime members of the Chancellor’s Society serve as true inspirations to the University of Missouri, members will receive the following benefits:

How do I join?

Complete the Membership Form  (PDF) and send with your gift to the Chancellor’s Fund for Excellence to:

Chancellor’s Society
University of Missouri
302 Reynolds Alumni Center
Columbia, MO 65211

Chancellor’s Society memberships run for 12 months from date of qualifying gift. Memberships may be held individually or jointly by husband and wife.

Giving totals for both annual and lifetime memberships will include all gifts, including pledges, matching gifts and deferred gifts (at half value) to Chancellor's Funds.