Maroon & Gold Gala | Saturday, April 23, 2022 | 5:30 PM CST

MMA's most important fundraiser of the year! This year's event will include a live and online auction, musical performances by MMA cadets, highlight of the Fusileers Drill Team, beer garden and more. 

The last day to reserve your seating is Friday, April 15. 

Two generous sponsors have teamed up with a match challenge of $50,000 for Maroon & Gold! 

Thank you to MMA Board of Trustees Chairman Strib and Janie Koster and MMA Board of Trustees member Jim '86 and Amy Obenshain for agreeing to match up to $25,000 each. Every dollar raised will be matched — dollar for dollar — up to $50,000. 

Through this match, we have the opportunity to double the impact from your donation. Every Maroon & Gold donation, gift and sponsorship has a direct impact on the lives of the cadets today ensuring their success for tomorrow.  

Please help us reach our overall goal of $180,000 to support MMA cadets. 

About the Maroon & Gold Gala 

The Maroon & Gold Gala supports MMA cadet life and leadership programs, ensuring that cadets receive the transformational experience that teaches them to take command of their lives. Funds raised will support MMA’s strategic plan objective to develop cadet life programs such as competitive band, athletic and military teams and strong intramural programs that attract and retain cadets, build esprit de corps, and encourage participation in recreational activities.

Your generosity will help MMA meet critical needs for cadets, including... 

  • baseball field renovation
  • equestrian program/stable renovation
  • soccer field lights
  • transportation (new bus)
  • unpredictable and changing military competition costs (Fusileers, Raiders and rifle team)

View full strategic plan here.

Support the Maroon & Gold Gala

Each year, the Maroon & Gold Gala generates essential funds to support cadet education and activities. We depend on the generosity of our donors, sponsor support, and the online auction. Learn how you can support the Maroon & Gold Gala below. The Academy and our cadets appreciate your support. 

Attend the Event

MMA is proud to welcome guests to the Centennial Gymtorium on campus for our annual Maroon & Gold Gala, which includes great food, live entertainment, and more.

Advance reservations are required to attend. Click here to make your reservation.

Auction Donations 

We are now accepting contributions for the Maroon & Gold auction. To make a donation to the live or online auction, please contact Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement Cassandra Brooks via email or at 573-581-1776 ext. 222 to let her know what you are sending. When sending, please address donations to Cassandra at MMA's address (204 North Grand Street. Mexico, MO 65265). 

Need auction donation ideas? Check out the Maroon & Gold registry on Amazon. All items purchased from the registry will ship directly to MMA. Feel free to purchase items not on the list!

Place a Bid

Maroon & Gold offers an online auction for anyone to participate (in-person or remotely), as well as a live auction at the event, exclusively for attendees. 

The online auction is now live, and bidding will close at the conclusion of the Maroon & Gold event. Those attending Maroon & Gold in-person will be able to take their winnings home. Remote bidders will receive their items via mail. 

To set-up your bidder account, please click here and then click "Create Account." 

Become a Sponsor

Offering a tiered sponsorship packages, those interested in partnering with MMA via Maroon & Gold sponsorship will receive recognition at and leading up to the event. See sponsorship opportunities and benefits here.

View 2022 Sponsors

We are thankful to all of our sponsors who have committed to supporting MMA cadets and the Academy. View 2022 sponsors here.

Donate Directly

Your support matters — whether it is through a direct financial donation to the Academy or contributing to the online auction. To make a direct online donation, click here, or contact Vice President of Institutional Advancement Rob Silbaugh via email, or at 573.581.1776 ext. 230.

Special buy-now items to order!

Custom-made Missouri Military Academy wood plaque

MMA plaques customized with last name and graduation year. Available to pre-order for $50. These plaques are the generous gift of Jim '86 & Amy Obenshain for Maroon & Gold.

Proud MMA parent or alumni sign

Show your MMA pride in your front yard! Order a sign today for $20 each. All proceeds from sign sales support the 1889 Scholarship Fund.


Only through your support does MMA remain strong as a premier military boarding school, helping young men take command of their lives. Thank you for your dedication to the Academy.  Missouri Military Academy President Brigadier General Richard V. Geraci, USA (Ret).



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