University Advancement at MidAmerica Nazarene University

Annual Giving

Yearly contributions to the University Fund are vital to the support of MidAmerica Nazarene University. These annual gifts support every student by bridging the gap between tuition revenue and the actual cost of providing an education.  Annual gifts are a key source of support that has an impact on virtually everything at the University. Please consider becoming an annual contributor!

MNU’s University Fund

At MNU, annual contributions are applied to the University Fund which supports an array of important initiatives:

  • Student Scholarships
    University Fund gifts designated for scholarships help bridge the gap between the cost of a college education and what families can afford. Every dollar goes toward current student scholarships and programs. As loans and financial aid become increasingly scarce, more students need the scholarships available through the University Fund. In fact, over 95 percent of our traditional undergraduate students rely on scholarships to attend MNU.
  • Undesignated gifts
    When you do not specifically indicate where your University Fund gift should be applied, these gifts are termed undesignated. This type of gift allows our staff to place the funds in the most critical areas and is often an answer to prayer.
  • Designated gifts
    When you specifically indicate where funds should be applied, these gifts are termed designated. For example, if you wanted to support the biology department’s equipment replacement fund, you would indicate such on the memo line of your check and we will honor that request.

We hope you will prayerfully consider supporting the leaders of tomorrow with a gift to the University Fund. Your contribution of any amount can make a difference in our students' lives!

Answer the Call

MNU’s Student Phonathon is an important program of the University Fund that connects current students with MNU alumni, friends and parents. Our student callers call over 10,000 prospects during their 7-week calling campaign each year, and last fall you contributed more than $56,000 to the University Fund scholarships through Phonathon.

Fulfilling your pledge. Did you receive a call from one of our Phonathon callers already this calendar year and commit to making a pledge over the phone? Fulfill your commitment and make a gift today.

Join the Club

We believe in the importance of honoring our faithful donors and thanking them for their generous contributions. Many donors have given for years and belong to our greater MNU family because of their involvement.

Donors who contribute $1,000 or more to the University Fund each calendar year are distinguished members of the University Club and receive special recognition in our annual report and Honor Roll of Donors. This recognition is just a token of our deep appreciation for your faithful giving.

For more information about the University Club, please contact Tim Keeton at 913-971-3607 or

How can you support the University Fund?

Give. A contribution of any amount to the University Fund can make a difference in our students’ lives.
Answer the Call. MNU’s annual student Phonathon is an important program of the University Fund. 
Become a Member. An annual gift of $1,000 or more establishes membership in MNU’s University Club.


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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.