$40M University Fund Drive Enters Public Phase
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - The Southeast Missouri State University Foundation has entered the public phase of a $40 million drive to increase scholarships and funding for programs and renovations that benefit students.
University President Kenneth Dobbins announced the campaign last week at the foundation's annual Copper Dome Reception, held in conjunction with homecoming and the reopening of Academic Hall.
Dobbins says $30 million already has been raised through donations and planned gifts. The campaign was authorized by the foundation's board of directors in 2010.
The university says its foundation currently provides more than $1.2 million in scholarships to students.