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Be a part of the Missouri Prairie Foundation’s 50th Anniversary Campaign (1966-2016)

The Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF) has succeeded in permanently protecting more than 2,600 acres of high quality original prairie and other native grasslands. With prairie partners, MPF helps protect thousands more. In addition, MPF carries out an extensive outreach and education program with events throughout the year, publishes the Missouri Prairie Journal, and is home to the successful Grow Native! program.

The contributions of individuals like you have made these accomplishments possible and allow them to continue.

You can demonstrate your love of prairie and support MPF’s work by giving as generously as your financial resources permit to help us continue our award-winning prairie conservation work.


There are many ways you can contribute:

BECOME a member or maintain your current membership, and, if you are able, increase your membership level.

CONSIDER gifts of cash or securities in addition to regular membership dues.

CONTRIBUTE to MPF through Earth Share, a workplace-giving program. MPF is #8426 in the Missouri State Employees’ Charitable Campaign and #81779 in the Combined Federal Campaign.

ASK your employer to match your contribution to MPF. Many workplaces offer employee matching gift programs.

SHARE information about MPF’s work with leaders of charitable foundations you may know.

RECOGNIZE birthdays, weddings, and other special events of your family members and friends with contributions to MPF in their honor.


MPF Contributor Recognition and Benefits

MPF recently developed two new donation categories—Gold and Silver Patrons—and clarified benefits for existing categories of giving levels to better recognize and reward the generosity of its members and other supporters. MPF greatly appreciates gifts of any amount, and is grateful to its members and other contributors who make MPF’s work possible.

Individual, family, or organization:

Regular Member—Annual Gift of $35 to $49

Friend Member—Annual Gift of $50 to $99

Supporting Member—Annual Gift of $100 to $249

Contributing Member—Annual Gift of $250 to $499

Sustaining Member—Annual Gift of $500 to $999

Benefits of Regular, Friend, Supporting, Contributing, and Sustaining Membership Levels
-Name or business and gift level listed in the MPF Annual Report in the Missouri Prairie Journal
-Personal invitation to Annual Meeting and Evening on the Prairie
-Personal invitation to annual MPF dinner
-Receive the Missouri Prairie Journal for one year
-Receive discounts on Grow Native! workshops

Lifetime Member—Gift of $1,000 or More (lump sum)
-Benefits listed above and:
-Two complimentary admittances to MPF annual dinner
-Name or business listed in Lifetime Member section of one Missouri Prairie Journal issue annually
-Personalized thank you from MPF President and Executive Director
-Lifetime membership (includes the Missouri Prairie Journal for life)

Crawford & Christisen Compass Society Member—Annual Gift of $1,000 or More from lifetime members (cumulative or lump sum in a year)
-Benefits listed above and:
-Membership (year gift is made) to Crawford & Christisen Compass Society and invitation to Society dinner
-Name or business listed in Crawford & Christisen Compass Society Member section in one Missouri Prairie Journal issue

MPF Silver Patron—Annual Gift of $5,000 to $9,999
-Benefits listed above and:
-Name or business of patron featured in slide during MPF lectures and workshops
-Name or business verbally acknowledged at two MPF events of patron’s choice
-Four complimentary tickets to ticketed MPF events of patron’s choice
-Personalized thank you from MPF President and Executive Director
-Lunch with MPF Leadership
-Copy of Save the Last Dance book on grassland grouse
-Private tour of MPF prairie and/or Grow Native! member site

MPF Gold Patron—Annual Gift of $10,000 or More
-Benefits listed above and:
-Name or business verbally acknowledged at three MPF events of patron’s choice
-Six complimentary tickets to ticketed MPF events of patron’s choice

Prairie Champions

Pay by Check

If you wish to pay by check, please send your check along with your address and how you want your name(s) to appear in our membership database. If you are giving a gift membership, please provide the giftee’s contact information:

Send check and contact information to:
Missouri Prairie Foundation?membership
c/o Martinsburg Bank
P.O. Box 856
Mexico, MO 65265-0856