MSU established the Annual Fund in 2003 and began soliciting and receiving gifts during the 2003-2004 fiscal year. During the year 2015-2016, 1,433 donors gave $320,130.00 to the Annual Fund. Since its inception in 2003, the Annual Fund has received more than $3,959,542.00 in gifts and donations.
Alumni donations to Midwestern State University are an important factor in the givings of corporations and foundations. The percentage of alumni support demonstrates to corporations and foundations that our alumni are supporting MSU. High alumni support gives corporations and foundations a good reason to support MSU as well.
Alumni support is also a factor used to measure MSU's success and ranking in U.S. News and World Reports. Possession of a high ranking makes MSU more interesting to degree-seekers. The higher MSU's ranking, the more valuable an MSU degree.