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.
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.
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.
For more information contact:
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.
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