Southeast Missouri State University

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

  • Southeast Alumna Honored for Exemplary Work with U.S. Department of State

    When alumna Carol Backman, a Cape Girardeau native, learned about the U.S. embassies overseas while in high school, she returned home to tell her mother about her discovery. She assumed the conversation went nowhere. However, upon graduating from Southeast Missouri State University in December 2001, her mother, who had made a mental note of the […]
  • Crader Lecturer to Examine Patrick Henry’s Leadership

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 3, 2014 – Dr. Thomas Kidd, professor of history and senior fellow in the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University, will deliver this year’s Crader Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 in Rose Theatre in Grauel Building at Southeast Missouri State University. The topic of his lecture will be […]
  • Six St. Louis Alumni to Receive ‘Southeast Salutes’ Awards

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Aug. 28, 2014 – The Southeast Missouri State University Alumni Association will recognize six Southeast alumni from the St. Louis area at the 14th annual “Southeast Salutes” celebration at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at Ces and Judy’s, 10405 Clayton Road in St. Louis. Alumni, spouses and friends are welcome to attend. […]
  • New Nilsen Endowment Provides Scholarships, Visiting Authors, First Novel Prizes

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Aug. 28, 2014 — The Dorothy and Wedel Nilsen Endowment for Writers began its first year of programming on July 1. The $271,000 endowment provides for a trinity of events at Southeast. For Southeast students, the Nilsen Visiting Writer Program brings a professional writer to campus each semester for a public reading […]