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Your contribution ensures that Missouri students at risk of not pursuing a postsecondary education have access to individualized college and career readiness advising and support.

Many of the students served by MCAC are from low-income backgrounds and will be the first in their families to pursue a degree or credential. Having a dedicated adviser to provide information for and assistance with identifying their “best fit” postsecondary option increases the likelihood of them attaining a postsecondary education.

Your contribution helps sustain the program and expand our impact across the state.

MCAC provides postsecondary advisement to an average 43,000 students (grades 9-12) each year with an emphasis on 10,000 seniors preparing for their next step after high school graduation. The generous support of our donors helps sustain the program over multiple years as well as expand services into additional high-need schools in urban and rural communities across the state.

Your contribution supports the ongoing personal and professional development of our advisers.

Many of our advisers are from similar backgrounds as the students they serve. On average, 50% of our advisers were also from low-income households and the first in their families to earn a college degree. MCAC is committed to providing opportunities that foster advisers’ employability and leadership skills as well as their lifelong ethic of service.


There are several ways to support MCAC and the students we serve. Below are examples of contributions at work. All contribution levels are welcome.

$250 Contribution: Sponsor materials and supplies for a student and/or family workshop on college and career planning, financial aid, financial literacy, scholarships, or ACT preparation.

$500 Contribution: Sponsor emergency ACT or college application fees and/or transportation to an ACT testing site, college fair, or FAFSA event.

$750 Contribution: Sponsor transportation and lunch for a campus tour or a convening of school and district personnel to strategize around college and career readiness goals.

$1,000 Contribution: Sponsor a Decision Day event (celebration of seniors’ postsecondary decisions) or a collaborative campus tour (two schools within a geographic cluster conducting a joint campus tour).

$5,000 Contribution: Sponsor a school partnership including all related program delivery, adviser support, and partnership (match) costs.

Leveraging Gifts

The average annual cost for one full-time adviser is $52,000. MCAC receives federal grant funds through AmeriCorps as well as grants and gifts from private sources as partial support for adviser and program costs. Your contribution may be leveraged as match to these grants and gifts. Please contact MCAC to learn more about matching opportunities.


DONATE ONLINE: Visit MCAC’s Mizzou Give Direct page to make an online contribution.

DONATE BY CHECK: Make checks payable to Curators of the University of Missouri (include “For Missouri College Advising Corps” in the memo section) and mail to:

University of Missouri

ATTN: Missouri College Advising Corps

302 Hill Hall

Columbia, MO 65211

For major grants and/or gifts, please contact the MCAC Central Office at to be connected with the Executive Director.

Cash contributions are tax deductible. Visit for more information on cash contributions.