The annual giving program was established when the Foundation was created. Each year thousands of Southeast Missouri State University alumni, parents and friends express their loyalty to the university through their annual donations. All of these gifts, regardless of size, are greatly appreciated. The first gift of a new graduate is just as important as the sizable contribution of a long-time donor. Both represent a real commitment to Southeast.Investing in Southeast through annual gifts allows you to truly make a difference in the lives of today’s students. Unlike endowed gifts, annual gifts are used in the current operating year providing discretionary funds to be allocated where they are most needed. This kind of flexibility allows the University to enhance the opportunities offered to current and future students.
To Pursue and Preserve Annual Gifts in an effort to help Southeast become the “University of First Choice.”
The Annual Fund is an exciting way to participate at Southeast and make a difference for students today. Approximately 2,500 alumni, parents and friends annually renew their commitment to the University, making it possible to take timely advantage of special opportunities to strengthen a Southeast education above what our operating budget allows. Last year alone students benefited from the Annual Fund by nearly $200,000!Without the support of generous alumni and friends like you, Southeast would no longer be able to offer a quality education at an affordable price. Your support of the Annual Fund provides the margin of excellence required for students to excel and Southeast Missouri State University to become the “University of First Choice.”Whether you’re a recent graduate with a new career opportunity, or a retiree looking back on your college days, you can make a difference for Southeast students. Gifts of all sizes ensure a Southeast education is of the highest quality. Individual contributors of $150 or more during the fiscal year receive special recognition as members of the Copper Dome Society. Copper Dome Society members receive invitations to special events throughout the year and recognition in the Foundation Annual Report, among other things.Consider the academic and personal growth you experienced as a result of your Southeast education and what that’s worth…support the Annual Fund today to ensure that current students have the same opportunity.