Educational Institutions

Missouri Western State University Foundation

  • St. Joseph, MO
  • www.missouriwestern.edu/foundation

Mission Statement

The Missouri Western State University Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable organization that functions solely to support the mission of Missouri Western State University, as stated in the University's mission statement. The Foundation receives, invests, maintains and administers contributed resources; and otherwise acts to further the mission and goals of Missouri Western State University by directing acquired resources to serve the University and its students.

Main Programs

  1. Certificate & Degree Programs
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

National

ruling year

1969

Principal Officer since 2013

Self-reported

Mr. Jerry Pickman

Keywords

Self-reported

Non-Traditional Applied Learning, Academic Excellence, Applied Research Community Service

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EIN

23-7035423

 Number

0332010704

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

University or Technological (B43)

Undergraduate College (4-year) (B42)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

Missouri Western is a ""learning community focused on students as individuals and as members of society. Missouri Western offers students at all stages of life the opportunity to achieve excellence in the classroom and beyond, especially through applied learning, as they prepare to be leaders in their work and in their communities.Top Accomplishments in 2015-2016: Seven new scholarships were established by donors for a current total of 218. Last year, $924,087.09 was awarded to 211 students. The Centennial Capital Campaign began in January 2015. The campaign is positioned to exceed the $20 million initial celebration goal. One of the focus projects has been completed, the renovation of Spratt Memorial Stadium. It was completed in the spring of 2016 and was funded by private donations and bonding. Steve Craig, benefactor of the Steven L. Craig School of Business and for whom Craig Field is named, pledged the largest individual gift in the history of Athletics to support the scoreboard - $1.1 million.$10 million pledge to the general endowment fund from an alumnus in St. Joseph who wishes to remain anonymous.$1.5 million from Mosaic Life Care to endow a professorship in the field of population health. The Mosaic Professorship for Population Health is the first endowed professorship in Missouri Western's history.The Foundation was notified by Jeremiah Krug Reeves, a native of St. Joseph and descendant of the Krug family, that up to $1 million has been pledged to establish a Walter Cronkite Post-graduate Fellowship. Goals for 2016-2017: Enhance support for the University's fundraising efforts.Promote awareness of the Foundation's mission to internal and external stakeholders.Increase board member engagement and information sharing.Engage in risk management oversight in order to identify, analyze, prioritize and mitigate risks.Maximize the use of technology.

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Certificate & Degree Programs

Western provides a blend of traditional liberal arts and career-oriented degree programs, offering a wide variety of choices. The university delivers student-centered, high-quality instruction that focuses on experience-based learning and community service. Western offers nearly 100 majors and over 40 minors through its College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of Professional Studies, Steven L. Craig School of Business, and School of Graduate Studies. In addition, Western offers life-long learning opportunities, pre-professional transfer programs, continuing professional education opportunities, and self-enrichment courses.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

National

Funding Needs

The MWSU Foundation is an institutionally-related foundation that exists to support the efforts of MWSU. As such its goals are to raise private funds to address the following pressing needs: ScholarshipsEndowment supportCapital support for renovation/addition to Potter Hall which houses the School of Fine ArtsProgram supportAnnual operating support

Accreditations

Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools - 10 Year Accreditation

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MISSOURI WESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Missouri Western State University Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Jerry Pickman

BIO

Jerry Pickman began working at Missouri Western in 2004 as Director of Development. He became Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director of the MWSU Foundation in 2013. He graduated from Missouri Western with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice in 1985 and received an Executive Master of Business Administration from Benedictine College in 2001.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"I truly believe Missouri Western is in a unique position to grow and advance its mission. The University already plays a pivotal role in workforce and economic development in the region, and we take that responsibility very seriously. I believe Missouri Western will begin to offer more and more oppotunities for its constituents throughout the region in the future. The students, of course, will benefit from Missouri Western's continued growth and success, but so also will the community, the state and the region."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Jason Horn

Commerce Bank

Term: Nov 2014 - Nov 2016

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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