Who We Are
OFFICE OF UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT
Mississippi Valley State University is more accurately a “state-assisted institution,” as we depend upon non-state resources for more than half of our operating needs.
The Office of Advancement is responsible for the timely and accurate deposit of all gifts received by all departments and divisions of the University. It is essential that gifts be transmitted to the University's Office of Advancement as soon as possible to maintain accurate records and ensure that donors are properly acknowledged and recognized.
Contributions are a fundamental means to assisting MVSU in attracting and retaining talented faculty and staff, while inspiring vibrant students to lead, learn and encourage business leaders and innovators to form vital partnerships that drive our shared economic and cultural future.
The Office of Advancement is here to assist with the most current information about giving opportunities at the University and to consult with individuals about how they can make a positive impact.
To support the mission, traditions and values, inherent strengths and future aspirations of Mississippi Valley State University with a strong philanthropic program that is focused on four key functions - prospect identification, engagement and cultivation, solicitation and stewardship - for the purpose of fostering and maintaining strong relationships with and garnering support from our constituents.
The Annual Fund is the University’s source of unrestricted contributions and is the mainstay of our fund-raising efforts. Currently, MVSU has nearly 3,000 students from across the United States, the majority from Mississippi and more specifically the Mississippi Delta. A gift to the Annual Fund is an investment you can make in the lives of Mississippi Valley State University students now!
The MVSU Telefund is a student–staffed call center. Student callers update alumni records, communicate new initiatives and exciting programs, and answer any questions that alumni might have about the University. In addition, student callers give alumni an opportunity to directly impact the quality of education by making a gift. More than 6,000 alumni are contacted on an annual basis.