The Missouri Press Foundation is the only organization that exists primarily to champion the future and quality of Missouri’s newspapers. Members of the Society of 1867 share the vision of the significant Missouri institutions founded by the Missouri Press Association and newspaper journalists.
Society of 1867 membership is bestowed on donors who have given money to support the important history of Missouri newspapers and show their dedication to helping our newspapers and journalists meet the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Levels in the Society of 1867 are achieved with outright or cumulative contributions beginning in 2013. The Foundation launched the Society of 1867 campaign on Sept. 6, 2013 at the MPA Convention in Kansas City. A donor wall, at MPA, recognizes donors of $5,000 and more. Below are end-of-year standings for Society of 1867 donors. Members who joined their current level in 2019 are in orange.
There are currently more than 100 members of the giving Society of 1867, including 26 members who joined for the first time or increased in giving levels in 2019.