Press Release

The Missouri Colleges Fund Receives $24,000 Donation from Wells Fargo Advisors

Monday, June 4, 2012
by Public Relations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – May 30, 2012 – The Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF) today announced that WELLS FARGO ADVISORS has contributed $24,000 to underwrite need-based scholarships at member schools.

This grant from the WELLS FARGO ADVISORS will provide 16/$1,500 scholarships at each of the 16 member schools. The scholarships will be awarded by the member schools to students studying toward attaining degrees in business related fields.

“The Missouri Colleges Fund is very grateful for this gift from WELLS FARGO ADVISORS,” said Mike Backer, MCF president.  “WELLS FARGO ADVISORS recognizes the importance of education and the significant impact that an educated workforce has on Missouri’s economy.”

“Wells Fargo Advisors has a long-standing commitment of support for education in the communities where our team members live and work.  As a firm that is proud to call St. Louis our home, we working in partnership with the St. Louis public schools to strengthen the foundation of public education in our city and we are especially proud that these scholarships will support students in the St. Louis Public Schools,” said Danny Ludeman, president and CEO of Wells Fargo Advisors.

MCF member schools are independent baccalaureate degree-granting liberal arts and comprehensive colleges and universities in the state of Missouri.  Their income is derived primarily from private sources.

MCF member schools include: Avila University, Kansas City; Central Methodist University, Fayette; Columbia College, Columbia;  Culver-Stockton College, Canton; Drury University, Springfield; Evangel University, Springfield; Fontbonne University, St. Louis; Hannibal-LaGrange University, Hannibal; Maryville University, St. Louis; Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis; Park University, Parkville; Rockhurst University, Kansas City; Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar; Westminster College, Fulton; William Jewell College, Liberty; and William Woods University, Fulton.

MCF was incorporated in 1952 as a partnership of private enterprise and the member independent colleges and universities in the Show-Me State.  The MCF is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt corporation; therefore, all contributions to the MCF are tax-deductible up to the limits prescribed by law.

More information about the Missouri Colleges Fund can be found online at www.mocollegesfund.org or by calling Mike Backer at 573-893-3818.

Contact Information

Carolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations