MSU sets new fundraising file with $120.7 million in FY 2021

Generous fiscal assistance from MSU alumni and pals of the university is encouraging to progress the university and guarantee college student and college results. (Photo by Robby Lozano)

Contact: Addie Mayfield

STARKVILLE, Pass up.— Mississippi Point out University has at the time all over again reached new heights and shattered prior documents with a calendar year-conclusion $120.7 million in fundraising guidance.

The 2021 fiscal calendar year, which ended on June 30, marks the greatest solitary-calendar year offering complete in the land-grant institution’s 143-year-outdated heritage and signifies a 9 percent raise from FY20’s whole of $111 million. This achievement is further underscored by its event on the heels of the 2020 summary of MSU’s billion-dollar capital campaign.

“The remarkable generosity of Mississippi State University’s alumni and friends, especially in the experience of the COVID-19 pandemic, is deeply appreciated by our college students, college and personnel,” mentioned MSU President Mark E. Keenum. “These investments ensure tutorial excellence, assistance college student and school achievements, and present essential means for investigation and creative discovery that are shifting the planet and growing the overall economy.”

“This level of assistance from our faithful alumni and mates all through the COVID-19 uncertainties is an inspiring reminder of the powerful basis that carries on to sustain and propel our college forward,” mentioned John P. Rush, president and CEO of the MSU Foundation. “In moments of need to have, the Bulldog spouse and children often methods up and this 12 months was no distinctive.”

An exceptional demonstration of support was further enhanced by means of a extraordinary one-year expenditure return of 35.8 %. The university’s endowment now stands at $698.2 million, an boost of practically $178 million more than the past yr.

MSU’s endowment is composed of just about 1,700 independently endowed money. University student scholarships are the greatest solitary part of the endowment, comprising 50.8 % of the full. Additional than 4,800 learners benefitted from this sort of private scholarship awards in FY21.

As a result of the aid of 20,086 exclusive contributors, MSU has efficiently topped the $100 million mark in personal items for the eighth consecutive yr. Alumni participation at Mississippi State soared to a sizeable 19.8 per cent, enabling MSU to preserve its position in advance of quite a few major peer institutions in the evaluate of help amongst previous college students. Also, virtually $9.7 million of the overall resources raised were accounted from presents of $1,000 or lower.

Highlights of the 2021 12 months-conclude presents, between others, incorporated:

  • Gifts that support quite a few scholarships college-broad. Some illustrations contain extra Presidential Endowed Scholarships that grow MSU’s endeavours to bring in best college students extra Compass Scholarships to support solid-executing pupils in any educational space and more money for the MSU Guarantee method that helps learners with opportunity who are Mississippi residents with economically challenging conditions.
  • New endowed faculty positions, which include a faculty fellowship in accounting, chair and professorship positions in engineering, a professorship in agriculture with a concentrate on corn output methods, and a chair for Abraham Lincoln and Civil War scientific studies, amongst other folks.
  • Deferred items totaling additional than $34 million supporting parts throughout campus. They also bolstered the university’s serious estate property with items encompassing some 2,000 acres of land dedicated to the Basis in FY21. The MSU Basis presently retains somewhere around 12,500 acres of land.
  • Gifts to MSU Athletics totaling $27.5 million, giving methods and support for Bulldog pupil-athletes and coaches and advancing facility improvement projects, which include the renovation of The Humphrey Coliseum.
  • A lot more than $437,000 in merged gifts and pledges to the Steinway Piano Fund in guidance of the university’s ongoing All-Steinway Initiative. 
  • $1 million reward to set up a centralized advising application at MSU. The development of the pilot application, led by expert educational advisors, will remodel the university’s recent advising product and much better prepare college students to contend in the world wide, details-driven culture.
  • $1.7 million from the Richard C. Adkerson Loved ones Foundation for the development of two online graduate-amount diploma programs for the Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy, a fellowship for African American college students enrolled in the school’s online master’s accounting applications and the endowment of a pupil chapter of the Nationwide Association of Black Accountants (NABA) at MSU. The gift strengthens accounting training through accessibility and raises inclusive opportunities for underrepresented students in the fields of accounting, finance and the related business professions. Moreover, the addition of the online Master of Professional Accountancy and Learn of Taxation plans elevates the university’s competitiveness as one particular of only four establishments inside the Southeastern Meeting presenting on line master’s plans in accountancy.

Other items from the just-finished yr will protected excellence cash in schools and universities, enhance exploration and outreach engagements, provide methods to enrich college student encounters and campus infrastructure and supply a steady stream of once-a-year aid throughout the college.

Most of the institution’s fundraising is performed by the MSU Basis, which was recognized in 1962 to aid bring in help from personal resources. Much more details about the MSU Basis can be discovered on the web at

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