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

  • Open Forums Slated May 24-26 for Southeast Athletic Director Finalists

    The Athletic Director Search Committee at Southeast Missouri State University has scheduled public open forums May 24-26 for three finalists for the position of athletic director at Southeast Missouri State University.     The finalists are: Kurt Esser, senior associate athletic director at the University of New Mexico-Albuquerque Open Forum: 2 p.m., May 24, University […]
  • Spring Class of 2016 Shares Commencement Memories

    We asked the Spring Class of 2016 at Southeast Missouri State University to share their memories from commencement and where they’re headed after graduation on social media with #AlwaysARedhawk. Here’s what they said: https://storify.com/semissouristate/class-of-2016-alwaysaredhawk.  
  • Lee Honored with Saint Louis Planned Giving Council’s Founders Award

    Trudy Lee, assistant vice president for advancement services and planned giving in the Southeast Missouri University Foundation, was honored today with the Saint Louis Planned Giving Council’s Founders Award. Since 2003, the Saint Louis Planned Giving Council has recognized a past or current member of the Council with the Founders Award. This “life-time achievement” award is […]
  • Essners Continue Extraordinary Family Feat at Southeast

    You can never get too much of a good thing, especially when it’s a degree from Southeast Missouri State University. The John and Ina Essner family of Cape Girardeau knows this all too well. Twenty-two years ago, the family’s 12th and youngest child, Susan, completed her undergraduate degree at Southeast, rounding out the extraordinary achievement […]