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

  • 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 […]
  • 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. […]
  • James V. Parker Theatre & Dance Scholarship Established

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 8, 2015 – The James V. Parker Theatre & Dance Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. Dr. Kenn Stilson and Rhonda Weller-Stilson of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, made a gift to establish the scholarship in Parker’s name. Their gift was matched through the Faculty/Staff component of the Honoring […]
  • ‘The Will To Do’: Southeast Unveils Brand with Bold, Novel Feel

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri, April 3, 2015 – Southeast Missouri State University enters a new era later this month with bold, proud and modern messaging and images expressing the heart and commitment of today’s campus and students in a vibrant, confident and innovative brand. The cornerstone of the brand, “The Will To Do,” conveys the essence […]