Annual Fund and School Based Giving

Giving To Maryville

As a private university, Maryville University relies on financial support from several donor groups – alumni, parents, faculty, staff, friends, corporations and foundations. Unrestricted gifts to the Annual Fund of your choice enable Maryville University to honor the commitment of providing all students with the highest level of education and prepare them for a life of achievement, personal growth and community involvement.

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Why is Alumni support important?

Alumni participation rates in private gift support play a critical role in the University’s ability to secure funding from grantmaking organizations and in national collegiate rankings, such as U.S. News & World Report. Many corporations and foundations reference alumni participation rates when making the decision to support a university.

What is the Annual Fund?

The mission of the Annual Fund for each fiscal year of June 1 – May 31 is to build participation through yearly gifts from alumni, friends, parents, faculty, staff, and even graduating students who participate in the Class Gift program.

Maryville University focuses on school-based annual giving so that each graduate may give back to the school or college that helped shape their career and played an integral part in their success. When a gift is dedicated to a particular school or college, this allows the dean to use those funds where they are needed most. For example, an alumnus with a major in Marketing will be happy to know that their gift may be directed to the John E. Simon School of Business Annual Fund to benefit current students and programming in that school.

Alumni are also given the opportunity to direct their gift to the Maryville Annual Fund for the greatest needs of the University as a whole, to Athletics or to the Library.

Maryville Annual Fund
Gifts to the Maryville Annual Fund allow you to direct your gift towards the greatest needs of the University.

For more information or to make your gift over the phone, please call Amy Rauscher, Director of the Annual Fund, at 314.529.9658 or 1.800.627.9855, ext. 9658.