The Jefferson Club exists to encourage philanthropic support of the University of Missouri. Membership is granted to alumni and friends who make contributions of at least $25,000. Many members participate in events on campus and throughout the nation, with a goal of encouraging peers to follow their lead and become more engaged in the life of the university.
As the first public university west of the Mississippi River, MU identifies strongly with President Thomas Jefferson, founder of the nation's first public university. Thus, the Jefferson Club is named for President Jefferson. Alumni and friends who share his commitment to public higher education rally behind the Jefferson Club as a tool for recognizing and involving MU's major donors as partners in our future.
Jefferson Club members enjoy attending special campus and regional events honoring and recognizing their generosity to MU.