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Your gift makes an impact.

Thanks to the generous support of thousands of alumni, friends and corporate partners, Murray State University continues to provide a world-class education to students from around the world.

Because of you, we’re able to provide scholarships to students in need. Because of you, we have state-of-the-art laboratories which provide hands-on learning opportunities. Because of you, traditions like All Campus Sing will continue for generations.


Thank you

Your gift has an immeasurable impact on students and fellow alumni. You are affording countless opportunities for future Racers. Thank you.

Other Ways to Give

Give Bold: A Week of Giving

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Our founder and first president, Dr. Rainey T. Wells and Dr. John W. Carr respectively, began with a bold vision for what would eventually become Murray State University.

On March 8, 1922, the Kentucky General Assembly passed the Normal School Enabling Act and sparked a transformative movement where $117,000 in cash and real estate was raised and offered to the Commonwealth to win the bid for a Normal School in west Kentucky.

Now, we invite Racers everywhere - our donors, alumni and friends to give bold during this special week of giving (March 6 - March 12).

During our Centennial year, we are seeking 100 new members of our 1922 Society, which provides legacy scholarships, 100 new planned gifts through the Heritage Society, and 100 new endowed funds. During the campaign, you may make a gift to any area of campus!

Help us celebrate a new century of impact at Murray State University so that future generations of Racers can know what it means to pursue an education at “the finest place we know.”

We are givers. We are philanthropists. We are Racers. 


New Partnership

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Make an easy resolution to support your loved ones, and our students, by writing a free will. Learn more about FREEWILL

Contact Our Office

Murray State Office of Development

200 Heritage Hall
Murray, KY 42071
270.809.3001 or 877.282.0033

Office hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Please note: Charitable gifts to Murray State University are tax deductible for federal income tax purposes.

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