Ways to Give


Give online.

Browse our greatest needs and find a specific fund that you can support today.


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
122 Eckles Hall
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, sign up online or download and fill out the faculty, staff and retirees pledge form (PDF).

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.

Mizzou Payroll Deduction

Payroll deduction gifts are an easy way for faculty, staff and retirees to give to Mizzou. Contributions may be made to any area of the university.

To make a contribution to Mizzou through a payroll deduction, sign up online:

Or complete the printable payroll deduction form:

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 five percent gift assessment policy is in effect for all new gifts to MU as of July 1, 2017. The policy excludes charitable trusts, charitable annuities and gifts-in-kind. If you have questions or for more information, please call University Development and Alumni Relations, 1-877-738-4546.

Endowment Distribution

The formula used to determine the Endowment Pool spending distribution for each fiscal year shall apply a rate of 4.5% to a base equal to the 28-quarter trailing average of market values as of December 31st of the prior fiscal year.  Endowment spending distributions shall be paid on a monthly basis. See 140.013 Investment Policy for Endowment Pool. With questions, please call the Office of Gift Planning and Endowments, 1-800-970-9977.


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


If you have questions contact Amber Strong Helwig in the CAFNR Office of Advancement.