MCF receives $24,000 from Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation

The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation has contributed $24,000 to the Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF).


This grant underwrites the Wachovia Wells Fargo Scholars Programby providing scholarships of $1,500 at each of the 16 member schools, including Westminster College and William Woods University.  The scholarships will be awarded by the member schools on the basis of financial need to outstanding qualified students. 


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


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.


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


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