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First Mizzou Giving Day rakes in $8.2 million for university

The University of Missouri Office of Advancement officials have announced that the first Mizzou Giving Day raised a total of more than $8.2 million through 3,590 gifts.

Mizzou Giving Day, which took place from March 15 to March 16, was the university’s first 24-hour campaign to raise support from the MU community.

The highest number of gifts went to the College of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, the College of Engineering, the College of Education and the College of Arts and Science raised the most money, while Student Affairs, the School of Journalism, the College of Arts and Science, the College of Education and the College of Engineering.

“Mizzou alumni and donors have a long history of stepping up to support the university,” said Mizzou: Our Time to Lead campaign tri-chair Richard Miller. “Mizzou Giving Day showed how the Mizzou family can truly make a difference when we work together. We had gifts of all sizes come in from donors around the world, but they all shared a common interest in the continued success of the University of Missouri.”

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