Donors to Truman State University's Annual Fund provide
nearly a million dollars in support of a variety of
student needs. Without these crucial funds, many educational
opportunities would be scaled down or eliminated.
Annual gifts to Truman State
University are an important source of student scholarships,
student loans for computers and study abroad, funding for
cultural programs and operational support for each of the
academic divisions at Truman. Generous annual gifts provide
funding for all of these things and create a margin of
excellence. These enhancements are reflected in consistently
high national rankings as well as the caliber of students
who attend and graduate from Truman.
Why should I
give to Truman State University?
Truman's budget is comprised of state funding, student
tuition and private gifts. In the past ten years, state
funding has dropped from 75 percent to around 50 percent.
Even as state funding for higher education is dropping,
Truman is committed to providing an excellent education at
an affordable price. Private gifts from Truman alumni,
parents and friends are more important than ever as they
provide crucial funding which augments a shrinking portion
of the state budget targeted for higher education.
Where does my money go?
It's up to you. You may choose to give to the Unrestricted
Fund or designate your gift to a specific fund.
Unrestricted gifts provide
crucial funding for the areas of greatest need each
year. These include student scholarships,
state-of-the-art technology, scholarships for children
of alumni, financial assistance for study abroad,
faculty development and research, additional support for
each of the academic divisions, and cultural programs
like the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series.
You may choose to designate your gift to a specific fund,
and a variety of scholarship funds, divisional accounts and
athletic funds are available. Here are a few of the most
popular Truman State University Foundation funds:
Truman students are among the most academically talented
in the nation, many come from modest family backgrounds
and have limited means of paying for an education. As
alumni, many of the students who received scholarships
give back with annual gifts to the scholarship fund of
their choice. You can create a new scholarship fund or
give to an existing scholarship fund that matches your
The Bulldog Fund provides private support
for Truman's intercollegiate athletic teams. Private
contributions are increasingly important to offset the
expense of operating an outstanding athletics program.
Contributions help fund team travel expenses, team and
individual awards, uniforms, equipment, team promotions
and recruiting. You may also designate your gift to a
specific area or sport.
Kohlenberg Lyceum Series Fund
The Kohlenberg Lyceum
Series brings premier cultural events to the Truman
State University campus for the enrichment of the entire
community. The Truman State University Board of
Governors renamed the Lyceum Series after the late Dr.
Gilbert Kohlenberg, who is credited as founder of the
modern Series. With this renaming an endowment fund was
created to support the program. Contributions help
assure that all performances are free to students and
provide continuing support for the Kohlenberg Lyceum
Pickler Memorial Library
Pickler Memorial Library
is the intellectual heart of Truman and a valuable
resource to the Kirksville community. With constant
expansion of knowledge and information technologies, the
challenge of maintaining a modern, accessible library is
tremendous. Gifts to the Library Fund help purchase
books, periodicals and electronic library resources.
the Truman State University Parents Council identifies a
fund-raising project to address a specific need on
campus. Past projects have provided funding to enhance
technology, such as computers, laptops, software,
hardware, and webmail that is available to all Truman
Funds for Academic
Many alumni and parents
choose to designate a gift to the Foundation for use in
a specific academic area. These gifts provide additional
funding for technology, faculty development programs,
research, guest lectures, equipment and other needs.
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Funds for International Students
to scholarships and other funds help make scholarship
and enhance the Truman experience for current and future
students. Please consider giving
to Truman this year - your gift can have a life changing
impact on international students
and their effect on the global community.
For more information
Office of Advancement, McClain Hall 205,
100 E. Normal Ave., Kirksville, Mo. 63501-4221; Telephone: (800) 452-6678
or (660) 785-4133; Fax (660) 785-7519.