About the SMSU Foundation

The Southwest Minnesota State University Foundation is a non-profit, self-supporting corporation established solely for the benefit of Southwest Minnesota State University and its students.


Southwest Minnesota State University acknowledges the SMSU Foundation as the preferred channel for private gifts to the University.

Our mission is to engage alumni and friends of Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) in funding scholarships, projects and activities that benefit SMSU students and support the strategic priorities of SMSU.

The Foundation is guided by the work of an outstanding Board of Directors. Elected to three-year terms, the directors are alumni and friends who provide invaluable counsel in fund-raising, portfolio management, strategic planning and other matters.


SMSU Board of Directors

SMSU Foundation Staff

Privacy Policy


    Contact the SMSU Foundation:
    Founders Hall
    1501 State St
    Marshall, MN 56258
    800.260.0970 (Toll-free)
    507.537.6266 (Office)
    507.537.7357 (Call Center)
    foundation@smsu.edu