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Year-End Giving

Thank you for considering

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 another year 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.


Charitable IRA Rollover

The Charitable IRA Rollover can be a tax-wise way to give to Missouri Southern State University.

What is a Charitable IRA Rollover?

Sometimes, an individual who holds an IRA does not necessarily need all the income from that IRA. While the CARES Act has eliminated the Required Minimum Distribution for the 2020 tax year, the rules around the Qualified Charitable Distribution did NOT change. This means if you have an IRA and are over 70 1/2 years of age, you can gift up to $100,000 directly from your IRA to a charity like the Missouri Southern Foundation and that gift is NOT considered taxable income.

What you need to know

  • Donors must be age 70½ or older.
  • Funds must come from a traditional IRA account.
  • Your gift must go directly from your IRA to the charity. You cannot cash it out first.
  • The Charitable IRA Rollover is now a permanent giving option, available year-round.
  • For those who itemize deductions, the CARES Act increased the adjusted gross income limit for deductibility of cash contributions from 60% to 100% for individuals, and from 10% to 25% for corporate donors.

We encourage all of our alumni and friends to always consult your attorney or tax advisor when considering a charitable gift.