University of Missouri



The STRIPES endowment was created to ensure the future operations of Mizzou’s student powered safe ride program.  The endowment is funded mostly by private donations, which are tax deductible for donors.

Since its founding in 2001, STRIPES has given more than 170,000 free, safe and confidential rides, keeping students and community members safe on the roads of the city we call home.

STRIPES is completely student-run, offering Mizzou students rides home on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights during the fall and spring semesters. As STRIPES continues to grow and expand to keep up with demand, operational costs have risen. Annual expenses are projected to approach $100,000 per year in the next five years.

Gifts to the STRIPES Endowment Fund will help ensure the safety of Mizzou students for years to come.

Please consider making a donation directly to STRIPES to support our mission of providing safe rides. All donations are tax deductible.

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Donate by Mail:
Please make checks payable to “University of Missouri”
write  “Attn: STRIPES ENDOWMENT” on the front.

Mail checks to:
STRIPES Endowment
2500 MU Student Center
Columbia, MO 65211