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CANCELED: SEMO Giving Day
ALL SOUTHEAST ALMUNI EVENTS SCHEDULED THROUGH MAY 15, 2020 ARE CANCELED.
Southeast Missouri State University invites its students, alumni, friends, faculty and staff to celebrate the University’s 147th birthday while helping support a project and fill a need by participating in SEMO Giving Day.
Founded in 1873, Southeast has a proud history of excellence in education. First founded as a normal school and teacher’s college, the institution has grown into a comprehensive University with more than 150 academic programs in five colleges. To celebrate the University, SEMO Giving Day offers an opportunity to give back to the campus and make an impact on future Redhawks.
The University will launch a one-day campaign via social media (#InvestInTheNest), email and phone, inviting participants to help raise funds for 12 projects directly benefitting students on campus. As one Southeast community, donors can make a difference across campus, meet multiple needs and support student success.
Donors can give online at givingday.semo.edu. Southeast Missouri University Foundation staff and Annual Fund student representatives, and University staff and faculty will be calling alumni and friends throughout the day.
Additionally, Rowdy will host a Birthday Brigade, traveling across campus to celebrate the University’s 147th birthday and host Facebook Live sessions with faculty and staff directly involved in each of this year’s featured projects. The sessions will be showcased on the University’s Facebook page throughout the day, and donors can tune in to learn more and receive updates on each project’s funding goals.
The birthday party and SEMO Giving Day will continue at the Southeast baseball game vs. University of Missouri-Columbia that evening. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the first 147 Southeast fans who enter at the Home Run Party Deck receive free admission. The donor who donates at 1:47 p.m. will be offered the opportunity to throw the first pitch at 5:45 p.m. A tailgate with hotdogs and beverages will be provided, as well as cake to celebrate Southeast’s 147th birthday. Foundation staff also will be on hand to collect donations for Giving Day.
For more information about this year’s projects and to donate online, visit givingday.semo.edu.