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.”
In 1977, a small group of alumni stepped forward to support Missouri S&T as founders of the Order of the Golden Shillelagh. The members of OGS have been picking up the shillelagh ever since. Help us celebrate 40 years by sharing your favorite OGS memories: email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Plan to join the biggest OGS Weekend in history on Oct. 5-7 when we gather in Denver to celebrate our 40th anniversary and cheer for S&T students competing in the 2017 Solar Decathlon.
Every April, Missouri S&T shines the spotlight on giving during Philanthropy Month. This year’s theme, Digging Deeper to Make a Difference, celebrates the many ways our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are stepping up to share the spirit of Miner pride. From Random Acts of Kindness to the Battle of the Brains scholarship trivia night to a Philanthropy Fair highlighting student organizations and the charities they support, April is a special month when giving back and going the extra mile create magic across Miner Nation. Watch for details to come.
One of the greatest cellists of our time, Yo-Yo Ma, will present the 2017 Remmers Special Artist Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall. A child prodigy who began performing at the age of 4, Ma has received 17 Grammy Awards, as well as the National Medal of the Arts and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. A limited number of tickets are available. Contact Leach Theatre for information. Read more about the Remmers Special Artist/Lecturer Series.