2012 Phonathon Calling Ends in Success

March 8, 2012

CONTACT: Michael Fontana
JOPLIN, MO (SNS) - The Phonathon portion of the Southern Annual Fund is now complete and has raised more than $75,000 in pledges, according to Michael Fontana, Development Officer for the Missouri Southern Foundation.
“Last year we had $46,500 in pledges from the Phonathon,” said Fontana, “so this reflects a significant increase over the past two years and bodes well for the rest of our Southern Annual Fund campaign.”
More than 20 current MSSU students called alumni and friends from Feb. 25 - March 7. All calls were made from the Missouri Southern campus. Nearly all pledges from this year’s Phonathon were unrestricted for the Southern Annual Fund.
“The Southern Annual Fund campaign will continue in the weeks ahead when we ask other key members of the Missouri Southern family to participate, including faculty and staff,” Fontana said. 
The Southern Annual Fund supports urgent and strategic needs on campus.  This includes areas such as scholarships, facility upgrades, and awards for outstanding faculty and staff. 
For more information on the Southern Annual Fund campaign, please contact the Foundation at 417.625-9396 or