The Shawnee State University Development Foundation (SSUDF) was created as a 501(c)(3) organization with the mission of making friends and creating funds and support for Shawnee State University.
Directed by a volunteer board of twenty, the SSUDF is also responsible for overseeing the management of the funds entrusted to it. It is governed by policies that are designed to meet the needs of both our donors and the institution they care so much about.
It is clearly understood that state funds and tuition alone do little more than provide the necessities inherent in a university education. Thus the availability of private financial support has a direct impact on the quality of education and services Shawnee State University offers its students.
Private funds, whether in the form of unrestricted gifts or gifts for specific purposes allow the University to provide a higher degree of enrichment. Since its inception in 1987, the SSUDF has raised more than $20,000,000.