The Bears Fund

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 primary reason behind The Bears Fund is the need for additional revenue to help support the athletics budget within the recruiting and scholarship areas. Although the athletics department receives a portion of its operation funds from the institution, private contributions have become imperative to offset the growing demand of competing at the highest level.

The Missouri State athletics program strives to provide the premium facilities, equipment, physical training and education to its student-athletes. With your support, we can continue to elevate the caliber of the Missouri State athletics experience for our student-athletes, coaches and fans alike.