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 Commencement Marks Milestone Achievements for Grandmother, Granddaughter

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri, Dec. 10, 2014 – Southeast Missouri State University student Tessa McNally of Jackson, Missouri, and her grandmother Karen Donner will soon celebrate two milestones in both of their lives. Having a granddaughter complete a degree from Southeast 50 years after her own graduation is “absolutely wonderful,” says Donner McNally plans to graduate […]
  • Alumna Authors Book Aimed to Help Children Conquer Fear of Storms

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri, Dec. 12, 2014 – As Southeast Missouri State University alumna Melissa Pope of St. Louis watched her son fear the rumble and lighting of thunderstorms, she decided it was time to do something about it. She authored and launched “Storm Buddies,” a book and pillow line designed to help children conquer their […]
  • $4.4 Million Bequest to Have Lasting Impact on Southeast Education, Psychology Students

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Dec. 11, 2014 – The Southeast Missouri University Foundation has received a $4.4 million bequest from the estate of the late Dr. James Drickey to benefit elementary education and psychology students at Southeast. The bequest will benefit two scholarships Drickey established more than 10 years ago – the Dr. James M. Drickey […]
  • Southeast Student Earns Doctoral Degree from Vanderbilt University Now Self-Employed

    Southeast Missouri State University alumna Twila Mason of Bloomfield, Missouri, will be starting her own part-time crafting business, Twila’s Crafty Cat Studio. Twila, who had her first child, Belly Ivy Mason, on Dec. 9, started establishing the business after she found out she was pregnant so she could work from home. “One of my favorite […]