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.

Southeast Missouri University Foundation Campaign Nets $49.2 Million

Foundation News

  • Southeast Alumnus Co-Founds Catherine Cares to Help Grieving Families

    Southeast Missouri State University Alumnus Wayne Turley II, co-founder of Catherine Cares, has turned personal tragedy into a service that helps families heal. In 2014, Turley and his wife Lauren were expecting their second daughter, Catherine. At 20 weeks, Catherine was diagnosed with an extra chromosome 18, a syndrome called Trisomy 18. She was born […]
  • Southeast Faculty, Alumnus Musical ‘An American Hero’ Premieres at River Campus

    The Rhodes 101 Stops and Commerce Bank Theatre and Dance Series at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus opens the 2017-2018 season with “An American Hero” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27-30 and 2 p.m. Oct. 2 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. The world premiere of this original World War II musical by Dr. […]
  • Total Solar Eclipse to Kick off Fall 2017 Semester at Southeast

    Southeast Missouri State University will celebrate the Great American Solar Eclipse – an event promising the sight of a lifetime on Aug. 21 – with a full slate of SEclipse 2017 activities for Southeast students, faculty and staff, alumni, local school children and the regional community. “Southeast Missouri State University is so fortunate to have […]
  • Sherri L. Jenkins Business Scholarship Established at Southeast

    The Sherri L. Jenkins Business Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. The scholarship was established by Karen and the late Dr. Gerald McDougall, former dean of the Donald L. Harrison College of Business. The scholarship honors Jenkins, his long-time senior administrative assistant. The renewable scholarship will be awarded to a student […]


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