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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU to Kickoff Major Comprehensive Fundraising Campaign

October 9th, 2015

Story Contact: Nathan Hurst, 573-882-6217,

WHAT: University of Missouri officials will kickoff MU’s new comprehensive                                         fundraising campaign Mizzou: Our Time to Lead. This new campaign will be the largest fundraising campaign ever undertaken at MU and will support and advance the educational and research goals of Missouri’s flagship university.

At the public campaign kickoff, MU leaders will unveil the top priorities for the                                             campaign, the amount raised so far, and the total goal for the multi-year campaign.

WHO: Speakers include:

  • Bowen Loftin, MU chancellor
  • Tom Hiles, MU vice chancellor for advancement
  • Campaign tri-chairs
  • Debbye Turner Bell, emcee

WHEN: 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8

WHERE: Mizzou Arena, MU campus

NOTE: Media must enter Mizzou Arena from the doors at the south end of the building. Any media wishing to attend MUST contact Nathan Hurst (, 573-882-6217) by 12 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8.