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International Mission Endowment Fund


Fund Information

 Under its mission statement, MSSU is charged with leading the cultural advancement of the community. Through the themed semester programs sponsored by the Institute of International Studies, numerous concerts, international films, and other cultural events have been provided for the community to enjoy ─ free of charge. Between our efforts and the classical music programming sponsored by Pro Musica, the four-state area is culturally rich.

But now, due to a statewide budget crisis, our International Mission enhancement money has eroded. We are asking for your help to create an endowment, to ensure that we are able to continue offering as many cultural programs as before. Any gift will help ─ $100, $250, $500, $1,000, or more.

The funds may also be used to help students study abroad, particularly those with high financial needs. Students who receive money from the International Mission Endowment Fund are asked to repay the amount after they graduate from MSSU and have started their career.

Contributors to MSSU International Mission Endowment

(as of December 10, 2014)

Tourist ($10 - $99) ¦ Sightseer ($100 - $199) ¦ Wanderer ($200 - $299)  
Adventurer ($300 - $399)  ¦ Explorer ($400 - $499)
Swashbuckler ($500 - $999) ¦ Globetrotter ($1000 or above)

Tourist level ($10 to $99)

Jeff Billington
Calvin and Vicki Cassady
Daria Claiborn
Jenna (Bass) Clark
Vedita D. DeFreitas
Phyllis DeTar
Brenda Durbin
Benjamin Ertel
Jenny Ertel
Karla Fenix
Marla Hinkle
Harrison Kash
David and Virginia Lindsey
Donna Martin
Virgil McCoy
Jersvy McKnight
Allen and Kay Merriam
Henry Noll
Lisa (Ball) Olney
William and Carolyn Orbin
Erin Parrigon
Brooke Pierce
Michael and Shari Porte
Billy L. Rasbury
Ron Robson
Dr. Sarah Schlink
Sarah Seibert
Lance Sharrock
Laura and Paul Teverow
Walt Walker
Amanda Zook


Sightseer level ($100 to $199)

Linda Atkinson
Sarah Godsey
Matthew Godsey
Carol Harris
Jack Holden
John Howard
Ruth I. Kolpin Foundation
James and Donna Krudwig
Dr. Charles McGinty
Pedro and Alice Pantoja
Wilberto Ramos
Brooke Roberts
Dr. Stephen Smith
Bill Trudeau
Lorraine Whittington


Wanderer level ($200 to $299)

John and Dianna Baker
Dr. Harold W. Bodon
Jeff Hollingshead
Dr. William Kumbier
Carolyn Lowry
Trisa Moss
Angela (Scott) Wyatt


Adventurer level ($300 to $399)

Dr. Floyd Belk
Lance and Sharen Beshore
Dr. Linda Hand
Betty Harris
KiKi (Coffman) L'Italien
April Stanley Njari and Njari Gitonga
Dr. Ann Wyman


Explorer level ($400 to $499)

David and Meredith Adams
Rod Anderson
Larry and Elizabeth Deffenbaugh
Russell and Wendy Fugate
Dr. Hish S. Majzoub
Dr. Pat Murphy


Swashbuckler level ($500 to $999)

Bob and Bea Higgins
Maridan and Anthony Kassab
Matthew Kunkel
Stacey (Crouch) Kunkel
Ron Mitchell
Lisa Nelson
Pat and Carolyn Phelps
Richard Walter


Globetrotter level ($1,000 or above)

Leland and Donna Browne
W. Robert Corley
John M. Cragin
Dr. William L. Edwards, in memory of Cmdr. William L. and Rosemary F. Edwards,
           Lyndhurst, Ohio
Ruth I. Kolpin Foundation
Charles and Jennifer McGinty
Jeré G. Marcum
Richard and Teresa Massa
Jerry and Nancy Perry
Cynthia H. Schwab
Sharp Family
Rod and Rae Surber
Dr. and Mrs. John Windle