MFA makes leadership gift to Columbia College

Columbia College Evening Campus

March 22, 2013

Columbia College is proud to announce a leadership gift of $100,000 to the Tradition Meets Tomorrow Campaign from the MFA Foundation. MFA’s gift will support Columbia College’s Summer Expedition program, a partnership with Columbia Public Schools that exposes potential high-risk students to what college life is like. The gift also will endow scholarships that will be available to students who attend a Columbia College campus in Missouri, or the Online campus.

“I am honored to recognize the significant, continued support of MFA,” said Dr. Gerald Brouder, Columbia College president. “This gift reflects MFA’s longstanding philanthropic partnership with Columbia College, which will support our core mission of teaching and our goal to become a model institution.” To date, the Tradition Meets Tomorrow Campaign has raised more than $8 million to support the areas of arts and humanities, business, athletics, adult higher education and science, including the creation of a state-of-the-art science building, the Gerald T. and Bonnie M. Brouder Science Center.Established in 1958, The MFA Foundation’s function is to provide financial assistance for young people in its trade territory, primarily through its Scholarship program. Thousands of students have benefited from the Foundation’s generosity since its inception.