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

  • Sport Management Endowed Scholarship Established at Southeast

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., May 26, 2015 – The Sport Management Endowed Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. Proceeds totaling $12,000 from the annual Sports Management Fund Run and the SEMO Golf Classic, both organized through the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation’s SM360 Spring Event Management course, were used to […]
  • Dr. George G. and Helen V. Suggs Scholarship Endowed at Southeast

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., May 26, 2015 – The Dr. George G. and Helen V. Suggs Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. Dr. George G. Suggs Jr. and his wife Helen V. Suggs of Cape Girardeau made a gift of over $5,000 to establish the award. Their gift was matched through the […]
  • Southeast Alumna and Trademark Attorney Receives Business Practitioner’s 2015 Women’s Justice Award

    Southeast Missouri State University alumna Annette Heller of Chesterfield, Missouri, recently was honored with the Women’s Justice Award in the Business Practitioner category at the 17th annual award dinner of the Missouri Lawyers Weekly. “I was very honored after I learned about the award and that this was the 17th year it was done,” Annette […]
  • Southeast Seniors Entertaining at Celebration Gala May 15 Honoring Retirement of Dr. and Mrs. Dobbins

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., May 6, 2015 — A Celebration Gala honoring the retirement of Southeast Missouri State University’s 17th President Kenneth W. Dobbins and First Lady Jeanine Larson Dobbins is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. May 15 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast’s River Campus. The event will feature testimonials honoring Dr. and […]