Giving to TAM

The Department of Textile and Apparel Management is grateful for the generous gifts of private donors, who are alumni, friends, industry and foundations. They recognize the importance of supporting our students, faculty, program and facilities and that such support assists us in reaching new heights of excellence. With shrinking dollar support from the State, every year the need for private funding becomes more critical.

Opportunities for Private Giving

  • Scholarships, assistantships and fellowships for our outstanding students
  • Funds for faculty development, endowed professorships and chairs
  • Endowed funds and unrestricted support that will enhance the programs in Textile and Apparel Management, enabling them to evolve relevant to the times
  • Gifts that will allow for expansion and renovation of facilities and to purchase state-of-the-art equipment and computing technology for the Collection Research Center for the Missouri Historical Costume and Textile Collection and the Apparel Technology Laboratory.

Several ways to support the outstanding Department of Textile and Apparel Management is through gifts of cash, corporate matching gifts, planned gifts, testamentary gifts, gifts of life insurance, charitable trusts, securities and real estate.

We hope that you will designate your contribution to your TAM home. The two most popular funds are available below. Otherwise, please go to MU’s online giving site for other fund information. Please choose “College of Arts and Science” under the gift information fund, and specify the amount.

Textile and Apparel Management Chair Fund for Excellence

Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection Endowment

Contact Arts and Science Office of Advancement

For additional information regarding ways to support the Department of Textile and Apparel Management, please contact Kristen Maier at (573) 882-4421 or