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Behind every great institution stands a legacy of leadership, support and generosity. Trustees, faculty, alumni, parents and friends inherit a responsibility to ensure their institution has the means to accomplish its mission and pursue new avenues of greatness. The Institutional Advancement office exists to raise funds that benefit Missouri Military Academy and secure its future for generations.

Email the Department for Institutional Advancement regarding how you would like to help support these and other Missouri Military Academy initiatives.

Current Fundraising Priorities

Annual Giving

To sustain our commitment to producing well-educated, well-prepared gentlemen of character, MMA relies on support through annual gifts. Annual giving is a significant part of our yearly operating budget. Tuition does not cover the entire cost to educate one of our cadets. It is through this fund that we help support our academic, sports, and music programs. When you make an annual gift, you help the Academy by providing funds to be used where they are most needed, immediately. You may be purchasing a trumpet, enabling a cadet to go on a field trip, or buying art and science supplies for a young man who will someday learn to do the same for his alma mater.

Endowed Grants

Donors who wish to contribute significantly may establish an endowed grant ($50,000 or more), which will provide long-term support for a deserving young man. Please contact the development team at 573-581-1776 or for information.

Cadet Life Programs

The current cadet life focus is to create more opportunities for cadets to experience the outdoors, whether back campus or at nearby wildlife areas. The boys have attended camp-outs and participated in adventurous team-building exercises both on and off campus and have found them to be a rewarding, fun experience. 

To ensure the success of the Cadet Life programs the school needs additional equipment and supplies to make these activities available to more cadets. Some of the items include new tents for camping, backpacks for hiking, camping stoves, mountain bikes, fencing kits, etc.

The whole core of what MMA stands for is still there, even after the ups and downs of 130 years. I believe in what they are doing.

Chris Gentry ’88

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