MSU private gifts top $65M for second year

By NEMS Daily Journal

STARKVILLE – For the second consecutive year, Mississippi State University has topped the $60 million mark in the area of private gifts, with more than $65 million contributed during the just-ended fiscal year.
Much of the giving in the just-completed fiscal year was through the specialized initiative StatePride, said John P. Rush, vice president for development and alumni and CEO of the MSU Foundation.
It was the third highest giving year in MSU’s history, said Rush. “We were pleased to exceed $61.5 million in FY 09,” he said, “and we are extremely pleased to surpass $65 million for FY 10.”