CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Aug. 19, 2015 – The Southeast Missouri University Foundation’s Honoring Tradition, Inspiring Success capital campaign surpassed its $40 million goal, reaching a record level and raising $49.2 million in gifts and pledges.
The campaign officially ended June 30 with more than 200 new endowed scholarships established and with 11 scholarships being increased significantly. The campaign’s prime focus was on financially supporting students through scholarships and academic programs. The effort was the Foundation’s most ambitious fund-raising campaign in the University’s history.
“I would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all of our alumni, donors and friends throughout our region who came forth with enthusiasm to support this campaign,” said Bill Holland, vice president for University Advancement and executive director of the University Foundation. “Southeast is passionate about providing access to a quality higher education. Endowed scholarships are crucial in providing financial assistance for students who need it most in pursuing their goal of a college degree. We would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to everyone who continues to believe in our mission to maintain an affordable tuition and fee structure so students can achieve their educational dreams.”