University Advancement at MidAmerica Nazarene University

Guide to Giving

There are many ways you can help support MidAmerica Nazarene University.

Whether you'd like to donate a one-time monetary gift or your entire estate, MNU has a way for you to give that fits your budget and respectful of your time. Our online giving form is easy to fill out and secure, and more information is just a click away. See all the different options below to decide which is best for you.

Areas You Can Support

Every time you donate a gift or attend an event, you make an impact—not only in a student's life, but for the greater Kingdom of God. Please look over the categories below as you consider your contribution. We appreciate your generosity in supporting one or more of these areas of need.



Annual Gifts

Annual giving provides regular and repeatable support for students, faculty, programs, and capital needs at the MNU. Gifts to the University's annual University Fund provide scholarships and essential, ongoing resources to programs.  Contribute to the University Fund and demonstrate your confidence in MNU students. Learn more about annual giving.

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts provide resources that create extraordinary opportunities and preserve the future of MNU. From naming MNU as a beneficiary in your will to a more complex trust arrangement to life-income gifts that benefit you and your family, there are many options available. The Office of Gift Planning is excited to help you explore your options. Learn more about gift planning.


Endowments are one of the financial pillars of a university.  Rather than used for immediate needs, endowed funds are invested.  The earnings on these investments then provide a reliable, ongoing source of funds for scholarships, academic programs, professorships, operations and other important areas of campus life.  The MNU Foundation Board of Directors oversees the management of the endowment investment pool for the University.

Downloadable endowment resources:

To learn more about establishing an endowment, please contact Tim Keeton at 913.971.3600.


MNU Sunday Partnership

MNU Sunday is our way to engage in a deep and meaningful relationship with Nazarene congregations as we continue the business of transforming lives through Christian higher education. Whether it's on a Sunday morning or a Wednesday evening, with a full congregation or a youth group, we'd love to help you energize your congregation. Available support Opportunities include student-led worship, MNU Admissions representative or ambassador visits, faculty, staff or student preachers, planned giving workshops and student improv & drama team performances Learn more about how your congregation can benefit from an MNU Sunday.

Pioneering the Future District Partnership

Pioneering the Future is an annual campaign among Nazarene churches and individual donors to establish student scholarship endowments for each district on MNU's educational region. The goal is to ensure MNU remains affordable for Nazarene students from the Iowa, Joplin, Kansas, Kansas City, Missouri, Nebraska and Prairie Lakes Districts for years to come. Learn more about the Pioneering the Future district endowment campaign.

Corporate Partnerships

For area companies, being associated with MNU means something. Community. Education. Reputation. The growth of the University, Olathe and Johnson County are inextricably tied together. The healthy community is one of the many reasons to associates your organization with MNU. To learn more about our corporate partnership opportunities, contact Todd Garrett at 913.971.3462.


Passion to Serve Projects

Support our Passion to Serve! You can help us make a difference in the world. The MNU Go Global program sends nearly 100 students every year to work with Nazarene missionaries and other non-profit organizations. Join us in making a global impact!

Capital Projects

While students, faculty and staff make an institution, the facilities in which they do their work have a profound effect on their ability to be exceptional. Gifts to support capital projects and facility renovation enhance student life as well as the academic and teaching capabilities of faculty. As technology rapidly changes, gifts to modernize labs and fund new equipment are also critical. Contact Jon North at 913.971.3600 to learn more about potential capital projects at MNU.

Current Capital Projects include:

Bright Futures: The Campaign for MNU

We desire to grow our investment in faculty, top-quality academic programs and relevant, real-world tools. By building new facilities, we enhance our capacity to serve more students in the future. University support provides the resources necessary to realize our bold aspirations and to carry MNU forward as we enter a new chapter in our history of inspired learning, innovation, creativity, and taking advantage of emerging opportunities. Learn more!

Contact the
Office of University Advancement

Attn: Office of University Advancement
2030 E. College Way
Olathe, KS 66062

Phone: 913.971.3600 or 877-496-8668
Fax: 913.971.3413

Office Hours
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Please note: Charitable gifts to MidAmerica Nazarene University are tax deductible for federal income tax purposes.