Pursue the Future Campaign
Total Goal: $40 Million
Truman State University began the advanced gifts, or “quiet phase,” of the five-year “Pursue the Future” campaign on July 1, 2013. The public phase was announced on Oct. 9, 2015, and the campaign will conclude on June 30, 2018.
As the campaign’s top priority, Truman is seeking to substantially elevate its scholarship program to a level that provides more opportunity and access to a Truman education. Scholarships make a tangible difference in the lives of students. Few gift opportunities have more direct impact than providing a financial helping hand in the educational process, and ensuring a Truman education for deserving students is at the core of the University mission. A robust scholarship program helps attract students to Truman and allows qualified students with significant financial need who wish to attend the University the opportunity to do so.
Gifts to this priority will channel resources to bolster the teaching-learning environment at Truman. Reduction in state appropriation has placed downward pressure on operating budgets across the campus, and private gifts can provide additional resources for deans and department chairs for greatest priorities. Examples may include:
- student participation in professional conferences
- undergraduate research projects
- faculty development
- equipment and technology purchases
Endowed faculty chairs and professorships ensure teaching excellence and enable Truman to recruit and retain top faculty.
Intercollegiate athletics is an enriching experience for our student-athletes, and Truman fields more athletic teams (20) than any other institution in the state. Gifts to the Bulldog Fund and those designated to individual athletic teams enhance operations, equipment and scholarship dollars that are essential to keep athletic programs and facilities of the highest quality.
Unrestricted giving to the Truman Fund for Excellence allows the University to apportion resources to its greatest need areas. Each year, this fund supports a variety of priorities, including study abroad stipends for students, internship stipends for the Missouri Government Internship program, cultural programming, scholarships, library enhancements, equipment and technology purchases and faculty development.
(as of January 2018)
Campaign Steering Committee
- Sharron Quisenberry (’66), Chair
- Pinney Allen
- Cheryl Cozette
- Chuck Foudree (’66)
- Mike McClaskey (’85)
- Linda Miller (’70)
- Larry Quisenberry (’66)
- Sue Thomas, University President
- Charles Woods (’86)
- Scott Zajac (’83)