The University Foundation, since its inception in 1983, has furthered the causes and mission of Southeast Missouri State University. The Foundation obtains and manages resources that allow the University to enhance the quality and extend the range of services provided to its students and the region.

The Foundation recognizes special opportunities for the University, and undertakes and supports fundraising activities that provide resources to enable the University to capitalize on these opportunities. The Foundation recognizes donors and provides strength for the continually improving growth, visibility, and excellence of the University.

Comprehensive Campaign Announced

The Southeast Missouri University Foundation has announced a $40 million comprehensive campaign, the most ambitious fund-raising effort in the University’s history, to directly support current and future students.

The campaign, named “Honoring Tradition, Inspiring Success,” is focused on increasing scholarships and supporting programs and renovations that benefit students.

Read more about the announcement

Foundation News

  • Five Alumni to Receive 2015 Young Alumni Merit Awards

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., May 4, 2015 – The Southeast Missouri State University Alumni Association has selected five alumni to receive the University’s 2015 Young Alumni Merit Awards. The five will be honored at a commencement luncheon at noon May 16 in the Student Recreation Center-North and will be recognized during spring commencement exercises at 2 […]
  • Catapult Creative House to Promote Entrepreneurial Mind-set in Innovative Space

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri, April 27, 2015 – Catapult Creative House — Southeast Missouri State University’s groundbreaking creative arts and industries incubator at 612 S. Broadway — will open its doors May 1 providing a mechanism to drive the entrepreneurial mind-set of today’s students. The soft-opening celebration, from 5-9 p.m. in conjunction with Cape Girardeau’s monthly […]
  • Well, Irrigation Canal Construction Continue at Sikeston Campus

    SIKESTON, Mo., April 29, 2015 –Plans are proceeding to drill a well and develop a center pivot irrigation system in the agriculture experiential learning field at Southeast Missouri State University-Sikeston. The irrigation development will benefit agribusiness students who will have direct experiences with irrigation technology and learn how irrigation improves farm profitability, according to Dr. Mike Aide, […]
  • U.S. Army Colonel Wins Crader Family Book Prize in American Values

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 14, 2015 – The 2015 winner of the Crader Family Book Prize in American Values has been announced at Southeast Missouri State University. Douglas Mastriano has been selected as the winner for his book, “Alvin York: A New Biography of the Hero of the Argonne,” published by University Press of Kentucky. […]