The Missouri Southern Foundation would like to personally thank you again for your support of the University. The impact of your generosity on the lives of our students cannot be overestimated. Gifts to the Foundation support the mission of MSSU, for the ultimate benefit of the students.
As 2013 comes to a close, we would like you to again consider the Foundation in your charitable gift commitments and tax planning. The end of the tax year is an excellent time to make an additional gift.
This year, we especially encourage you to give an unrestricted gift to the Southern Annual Fund. Unrestricted funds provide MSSU with maximum flexibility to meet urgent and strategic needs. Any amount that is meaningful to you makes a meaningful difference in the lives of our students. Generous scholarships, updated equipment, and improved facilities at Missouri Southern are the direct result of your giving.
Your donation at this point in the year would help us demonstrate to other key groups – faculty, staff, boards, friends and alumni – that there is strong support and leadership behind this important cause.
Please consider making a year-end gift that is meaningful to you. All gifts to the Southern Annual Fund will make a meaningful difference to students at MSSU.
If you are 70½ or older, you can make a gift of up to $100,000 to the Missouri Southern Foundation from your IRA to meet your annual distribution requirement. By making an IRA charitable rollover gift, you are able to avoid taxes on the IRA distribution while supporting our charitable mission.
Contact your IRA custodian to make a gift from your IRA for 2013. The IRS will treat the amount of the cash gift as if you had made a direct rollover to charity and you can then avoid federal tax on the amount of the gift.
If we can provide further information or answer any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Thank you again for your support and generosity. Your continued support makes this a reality for all generations of Lions.