Join OGS for a Homecoming reception from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Hasselmann Alumni House. Following the reception, stay for dinner to honor the Miner Alumni Association’s 2018 award winners. It’s a great opportunity to connect with other OGS members and celebrate some of S&T’s most accomplished alumni. Watch for an invitation in early September. Register at giving.mst.edu/OGS.
Eight student groups at Missouri S&T have teamed up to raise money to help their fellow students in need. The fundraising effort, initiated by Missouri S&T Student Council, is an eight-week campaign to support the university’s Student Emergency Fund, which provides financial support for students who face unexpected emergencies. The fund is supported solely through private donations. If you would like to help S&T students reach their campaign goal, contact University Advancement at 800-392-4112 or visit give.mst.edu to make a gift online (select “other” and designate “student emergency fund” on the form).
The second-largest fundraising year in university history concluded on June 30, with $22.6 million in charitable gifts and pledges — a 53 percent increase over the past fiscal year and a 112 percent increase over two years ago. The university’s largest fundraising year to date was 2007, when charitable gifts totaled more than $25.4 million. “We are deeply grateful to our donors for their generous, steadfast and growing support,” says Vice Chancellor for University Advancement Joan Nesbitt. “Many alumni, friends, corporations and foundations have chosen to join us in inspiring the next generation of leaders, discovering new solutions to persistent challenges and building a stronger future together.”
Missouri S&T and the Miner Alumni Association began using electronic gift receipts on July 1. Now donors have the advantage of immediate, paperless receipts acknowledging their giving. The change affects donors with email addresses in the university database. If you prefer to continue receiving paper receipts, just “opt out” of e-receipts by contacting Patti Chism at firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-341-4777.