Published on March 10, 2021
Updated on March 17, 2021
Giving Day Totals Are In!
Because of the generosity of people like you, gifts made to the Honors College helped Mizzou Giving Day totals reach 3,624 gifts and $8,640,759 raised.
For all that you do … for Mizzou … MIZ … and thank you!
Final Hours … Giving Day 2021 … Support Honors, today!
We are officially into the second half of MU Giving Day 2021 and closing in on the final hours.
Its time to reveal our lead donor…
She’s the fantastical Jacqueline Clark from Lee’s Summit, MO!
Here’s just a few further highlights from her career in corporate and legislative affairs and communications:
For nearly 20 years she worked at at Hallmark Cards, Inc., where she designed and managed the company’s 50-state legislative program.
She also held positions in Missouri state government, serving in the Department of Revenue, Missouri Lottery Commission, and Office of the State Auditor.
When it comes to Mizzou and education, she has an equally active, life-long commitment, earning her the 2015 MU Faculty Alumni Award, a term as president of the MUAA, and vice president of the Lee’s Summit R-VII Board of Education. And she’s been giving time to the Honors College to ensure that we have a greater future.
“I remember fondly the ceremony at which we received our Honors College certificates. It represented the hard work and learning in those special courses. As a result of my ‘Mizzou Foundation,’ it’s been a pleasure to have a 40-year career in my major and engage in philanthropy to support those who dream about their careers after studying in the Honors College at Mizzou. And that certificate is still hanging in my home.”
Jacqueline’s career path in category leading enterprises has been rewarding, successful, and influential.
MU and the Honors College has been proud to be connected with Jackie over the years, benefiting from her experiences as well as her support.
We hope you will join her in becoming a supporter of Honors. Giving Day 2021 is your chance!
Update! Giving Day 2021 has officially launched…
Now would be a great time to be one of the first donors to support MU Honors.
With over 2,450 students, two student organizations, fifteen different Scholars & Fellows programs, and contributing over 28,000 hours of research a year to faculty-led research or artistry projects, Honors students contribute more hours than any single College at MU towards advancing our institutional goals of producing research that benefits everyone while preparing our graduates for their careers.
Our lead donor has had an extensive career in corporate communications and public and government affairs, including stints working for LafargeHolcim, the world’s largest construction materials producer, Ash Grove Cement Company (formerly the nation’s largest U.S.-owned cement manufacturer), Kansas City-based Polsinelli (one of the fastest growing law firms in the U.S.).
“The Honors College was an integral part of my Mizzou education,” notes our lead donor. It represented “my ‘Mizzou Foundation’ throughout my 40-year career.”
As the first Honors College in the nation, we have been leading the way in providing our students and graduates with an unparalleled education.
Join our lead donor and support Honors College programs today!
MU Honors Giving Day 2021 is here!
For twenty-four hours you can join with thousands of other MU grads and promote Giving Day 2021 to support MU Honors and the University of Missouri.
We will be profiling and revealing our Giving Day lead contributor throughout the event. Visit our page often to learn more and, please consider giving in support of our Honors programs!
Did you know that 38% of current Honors students are first-generation college students? And that 29% of our students are Pell-eligible? Honors has been making a difference in the lives of Missourians through education since 1958.
Our lead donor was a first generation graduate of MU in 1984, graduating with a BA in Political Science and her Honors Certificate, changing the trajectory of her future and launching her into a life-long career in corporate communications and public and government affairs.
Join her and your other fellow Honors College grads and supporters to make a difference today. Giving Day launches at noon, today, March 10, 2021!