The Bears Fund/Staff Directory

Established in 1982 as the annual fundraising program for men's and women's intercollegiate athletics, The Bears Fund was developed with Missouri State's move to Division I competition and stands for "Building Excellence in Athletics through Recruiting and Scholarships."

The Missouri State Athletics Department strives to provide a transformative experience to our student-athletes. This can be accomplished by providing the opportunity to play in premium facilities, to use state-of-the-art equipment, to receive outstanding physical training and above all else to receive a world-class education that will prepare MSU student-athletes well for their chosen professional path. With your support, we can continue to elevate the caliber of the Missouri State Athletics experience for our student-athletes, coaches and fans alike.

The Missouri State Athletics Development team is also committed to ensuring a positive experience for our donors. Although the athletics department receives a portion of its operating funds from the university, private contributions have become imperative to offset the growing financial demands that come with competing at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics. Please contact our staff if there is anything we can do to enhance your Bears Fund experience.

Thank you and Go Bears!

Matt McDonough

Assistant Director of Athletics Development

(417) 836-4143

Julie Wright

Administrative Assistant II - Bears Fund

(417) 836-4143

Kelly Smulczenski

Administrative Assistant Bears Fund

(417) 836-4143