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Bright Futures Campaign

MidAmerica Nazarene University has a rich heritage built upon the strong faith and pioneer spirit of our founders. Thanks to God’s gracious guidance and the contributions of committed faculty, staff, students, parents, churches and donors, MNU has grown from its five original buildings and 263 students on a former Kansas cornfield to become a beautiful, thriving campus with 21 colonial-style buildings, an enrollment of 1,900 students, and nearly 30,000 alumni.

The Dream Lives On

Today, after nearly 50 years of growth and change, MNU continues to be driven by its distinctive vision that seeks to impact the world for Jesus Christ through servant leaders who are recognized for their excellence, integrity, and spiritual vitality. Amid the relentless pace of change in our society, MNU is a sanctuary for something of enduring value: scholarly inquiry that is rigorous and centered on the growth of the individual student through the integration of Christian faith and learning.

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Fundraising Focus


The campaign now turns toward a new goal. The priority now is to construct an integrated athletic complex that will enhance the student-athlete experience and bring Pioneer Football, Cross-Country, and Track & Field competitions back to campus. Addressing these needs will serve as an investment in our student-athletes as they pursue an education impacting both hearts and minds

Giving Opportunities

Total Campaign Progress

$79.5 Million Goal

University Support Progress

$38.1 Million Goal

Capital Support Progress

$33.7 Million Goal

Academics Programs Progress

$7.6 Million Goal


Plans for the Copeland athletic complex include a new football stadium, track and practice field, and expanded locker rooms and team meeting space. The stadium will include a state-of-the-art press box, locker rooms, concessions and promenade. The architect for the project is PGAV Architects. The complex will be built by Huber Construction.

The $12 million project was recently awarded a $2 million challenge grant from the Mabee Foundation. To receive the $2 million, the remaining $4.7 million needed for the athletic complex must be raised in gifts and pledges by mid-July 2023.