"The Friends of MSSU Music Fund strengthens students' education, which in turn strengthens our community.”
Dr. John Cragin
Creator of Friends of MSSU Music Fund
The Foundation honors and recognizes its donors through two giving societies.
Southern Lantern Society
The Southern Lantern Society recognizes individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations that have contributed private resources to improve educational opportunities for students at Missouri Southern State University. Membership is granted to individuals whose cumulative giving is $5,000 or more and to corporations and organizations whose cumulative giving totals $10,000 or more.
The Legacy Club honors individuals who have chosen to make a deferred or planned gift to the Missouri Southern Foundation. Deferred gifts are made through means including, but not limited to, wills, trusts, charitable gift annuities, life insurance policies, and retirement accounts.