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To send CAFNR a check, fill out the one-page gift form, and mail it with a check payable to the University of Missouri. Send the form to:

Office of Advancement
2-4 Agriculture Building
Columbia, MO 65211

Credit Card

To make a gift using a credit card, you can give online or download and print a pledge/gift form. Mizzou accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards for gifts and pledge payments.


Pledges are gifts that are paid over time. To make a pledge, download and fill out our pledge form. If you are an MU faculty member, staff member or retiree, download and fill out the faculty, staff and retirees pledge form.

You determine the amount of your pledge, where your gift goes, the frequency of payments and length of pay period. Mizzou will send a pledge reminder each time a payment is due.


Call the MU Office of Gift Planning & Endowments at 1-800-970-9977 or 573-882-0272 for instructions on making gifts of securities.

Mizzou Payroll Deduction

Payroll deduction gifts are an easy way for faculty, staff and retirees to give to Mizzou. To make a contribution to Mizzou through a payroll deduction, complete the payroll deduction form. Contributions may be made to any area of the university. For a full list of available designations, please check the designations list.

Send the form to:

CAFNR Office of Advancement
2-4 Agriculture Building
Columbia, MO 65211

When you make a gift to Mizzou, you will receive an official receipt by mail. Please check the gift receipt carefully to verify the gift amount and the programs to receive your designated gift.

Gift Assessment

As per the UM Board of Curators, a one percent gift assessment policy is in effect for all new gifts to MU. The policy excludes charitable trusts, charitable annuities and gifts-in-kind. If you have questions or for more information, please call 1-877-738-4546

Endowment Distribution

The spending rate on UM endowments is currently being transitioned from 5.0% to 4.5% over a period not to exceed the seven years ended June 30, 2019. The calculation of the amount to be distributed will be based on the trailing 28-quarter average of the endowment’s total market value. In no case shall the transition from 5.0% to 4.5% cause the actual spending distribution to decrease from one year to the next during the transition phase. With questions, please call 1-800-970-9977.


If you have questions contact Darcy Wells in the CAFNR Office of Advancement (573-882-7009; wellsd@missouri.edu).

Giving to CAFNR News

‘The Gift of Curiosity’
Longtime CAFNR professor to be honored for work done both in the classroom and in city government 

An Extension of Themselves
CAFNR alums donate estate gift of $2.65 million to help further beef genomics and nutrition research

Learning Through Doing
ADM and CAFNR partnership 
teaches entrepreneur skills

Endowing the Future
Diana Hallett gives $500,000
to endow the D.L. Hallett Fellowship

Lowell Miller Chair 
$1.1 million gift funds new
Biochemistry faculty chair

The Burgers' Bench
Family dedicates bench
outside the Agriculture Building

Contact Us

Office of Advancement
2-4 Agriculture Building
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: 573-882-9003
Fax: 573-884-8174


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