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The Roy Blunt Chair of History

The purpose of the Roy Blunt Chair of History project is to endow a Chair of History named in honor of Senator Roy Blunt, former SBU President and member of the SBU class of 1970. The endowment will benefit the department of history and the SBU professor named to occupy the chair. To date $98,600 has been raised toward the $250,000 goal. 39.44% raised

Track and Turf Campaign

The Track and Turf Campaign goal is to raise money to replace the track and turf at the Plaster Stadium on the SBU campus.

Dr. Bob Derryberry

Dr. Bob Derryberry Forensic Chair

The late Dr. Bob R. Derryberry has left an indelible mark on the minds and hearts of thousands of SBU “young scholars” as well as his former colleagues at SBU. Dr. Derryberry was a part of the SBU family for 46 years as a faculty member, department chair and director of forensics. During that time, Dr. Derryberry led the forensic team to 11 PKD National Championships. As a University we want to ensure that Dr. Derryberry’s legacy remains remembered and honored. An endowed academic chair is one of the highest honors in academia. We would like to honor Dr. Derryberry’s memory by establishing a $250,000 endowed academic chair. Please consider how you will participate in this very important project. 3% raised.

Parents Circle - Looking for ways to stay connected with SBU?   There are many exciting ways for parents,  alumni and friends to invest in SBU.  Here are some ways to get connected:

  • Pray for SBU
  • Recommend SBU to prospective students (students in your church youth group, relatives, etc.)
  • Make a donation of $150 and receive a bronze leaf on God’s Mighty Oak at Mabee Chapel in honor of your student .
  • Make a donation of $125 and receive a paver in front of the Meyer Wellness and Sports Center with your student’s name on it.

There are a myriad of easy giving options from which you can choose from naming SBU as a beneficiary in your will to a more complex trust arrangement. The Office of University Relations can tell you about creative giving strategies that enhance your, and your family's, well-being and help SBU as well.

  • Bequests
  • Retirement Account Designation
  • Income ProSBUcing Gifts
  • Life Insurance
  • Gifts of Property

If you have questions about making a gift to SBU, please contact  Dr. Brad Johnson, Vice President for University Relations, 417.328.1805.