A Gift That Honors a Life

Memorials and Tributes

If you have a loved one who has been impacted by the University of Missouri, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor your loved one or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday while supporting the work of our mission. Your memorial or tribute gift will be a lasting tribute to your loved one and make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

Check Out This Potential Scenario

Couple SmilingWhen Sarah's father passed away, she knew she wanted to do something that would establish a lasting legacy for him. She remembered that during his lifetime he always praised Mizzou for giving him the knowledge to be successful. So Sarah decided to make a gift to Mizzou in her father's name using appreciated securities. Not only will her father's legacy live on at Mizzou thanks to the gift and a commemorative plaque, but Sarah also received a federal income tax charitable deduction (because she itemizes her taxes) and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.

Learn How to Fund It

You can create a memorial gift using the following assets:

Next Steps

  1. Contact The Office of Gift Planning and Endowments at 1-800-970-9977 or 573-882-0272 or for additional information on creating a memorial gift at Mizzou.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you make a memorial gift to Mizzou through your estate, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: Curators of the University of Missouri
Address: 302 Reynolds Alumni Center, Columbia, MO 65211
Federal Tax ID Number: Please call 1-800-970-9977 for our federal tax ID number.