Private gifts support every aspect of Murray State University and its mission as a nationally recognized residential comprehensive university, offering high-quality baccalaureate and master’s degree programs. The Office of Development is responsible for coordination of philanthropic activities for Murray State University.

Private gifts help support...

  • Our Greatest Needs
    Providing crucial, flexible support to meet our strategic priorities.
  • Scholarships & Financial Aid
    Helping deserving students to continue their studies and give them educational opportunities that they might not have had.
  • Faculty Development
    Maintaining our legacy of academic quality, helping to attract the brightest students.
  • Facilities Construction and Improvement
    Funding other special projects each year that ensure that Murray State students and faculty have the resources they need for scholarly growth.