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

  • Anita M. Frick-Held and Donald T. Held Endowed Scholarship Established at Southeast

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., July 27 2015 – The Anita M. Frick-Held and Donald T. Held Endowed Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. Donald T. Held of Florissant, Missouri and Lyman L. Frick Jr. of St. Joseph, Missouri, made a $30,000 gift to establish the scholarship in memory of Anita M. Frick-Held, […]
  • Southeast Alumnus Managing National Archives in Multiple Locations

    Southeast Missouri State University alumnus Bryan McGraw of Imperial, Missouri, senior manager of the National Archives and a former officer in the U.S. Air Force, says he lives each day to the fullest. Bryan has worked in the management and administration of federal archives as part of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) for […]
  • Rebecca and Larry Summary Scholarship in Economics Established

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., July 22, 2015 – The Rebecca and Larry Summary Scholarship in Economics has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. Dr. Rebecca and Larry Summary of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, made a $5,000 gift to establish the scholarship. Their gift was matched with an additional $5,000 through the Faculty/Staff component of the […]
  • John Hoffmeister–Sigma Phi Epsilon Endowed Scholarship Established at Southeast

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., July 21, 2015 – The John Hoffmeister–Sigma Phi Epsilon Endowed Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. John Hoffmeister of St. Louis, Missouri, made a $5,000 gift to establish the scholarship as part of a fundraising effort among alumni of the Missouri Zeta Chapter of the Sigma Phi Epsilon […]