University Foundation

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.

Southeast Missouri University Foundation Campaign Nets $49.2 Million

Foundation News

  • Southeast Alum Returns from Broadway to Design ‘Sister Act’

    Southeast Missouri State University alumnus and Scott City, Missouri, native Matthew Buttrey has returned to his stomping grounds from The Big Apple to guest design the production of “Sister Act” being performed at the River Campus this weekend. The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance is presenting “Sister Act” at 7:30 p.m. tonight […]
  • Southeast Alumna Among Golden Apple Excellence in Teaching Award Finalists

    Southeast Missouri State University alumna Libby (Dillaplain) Magee is a finalist for the 2019 Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching. Magee is one of 32 finalists selected from more than 550 nominations from 71 counties across Illinois, who will be honored at the annual Celebration of Excellence in Teaching and Leadership Feb. 23 at […]
  • Riley Named 2019 Friend of the University

    Jim Riley, founder of Red Letter Communications, business entrepreneur and community leader, has been named the 2019 Friend of the University by the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. He will be honored with the award as part of the annual President’s Council Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 29, in the River Campus Cultural Arts Center […]
  • Southeast Alumnus to be Inducted into St. Louis Media Hall of Fame

    Southeast Missouri State University alumnus and Saint Louis University (SLU) Professor Emeritus Dr. Avis Meyer will be inducted into the St. Louis Media Hall of Fame during the St. Louis Media History Foundation’s Gala Ceremony March 30 in St. Louis, Missouri. Meyer, who has been a member of the St. Louis Media History Foundation since […]


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