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

  • Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Association Scholarship Established

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., July 22, 2014 – The Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Association Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. Members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Association made gifts of over $10,000 to establish the award. Their gifts will be matched with an additional $10,000 through a University matching gift program. […]
  • Alumnus John Leara Publishes Memoir

    Alumnus John Leara of St. Louis has always been fascinated by sports. He has recently published a book entitled “Fascination with Balls: The Life and Escapades of John Leara” about his life and experiences as an athlete and coach. “This means a great deal to me,” John says about getting the book published. “Honesty was […]
  • Three Southeast Regents Among Ingram’s ‘50 Missourians You Should Know’

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., June 30, 2014 – Three members of the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents are among Ingram’s “50 Missourians You Should Know.” Board President Doyle Privett of Kennett, Mo.; Board Vice President Kendra Neely-Martin of St. Louis; and Jay Knudtson of Cape Girardeau were named to the list published in the […]
  • Alumna Dancing for the St. Louis Ambush Indoor Soccer Team

    Southeast Missouri State University alumna Kelley Oswald of Ballwin, Mo., has two passions: dance and nutrition. Last season, Kelley expressed her passion as a dancer for the St. Louis Ambush Indoor Soccer team’s dance team while advancing her education by studying nutrition at Saint Louis University. “Being a member of the team was a great […]