Giving Tuesday Offers Opportunity to Support University Funds


In honor of Giving Tuesday, Dec. 3, the Office of Advancement is highlighting three funds to demonstrate the impact a gift can have in the life of a Truman student.

The three funds spotlighted at are indicative of the multitude of ways donors can show support to the University.

The Investing in Students Fund provides emergency relief to keep students on pace to graduate, even when faced with financial hardship. It was established in January 2009 with a $30,000 pledge from former University President Darrell Krueger and his wife, Nancy, to assist Truman students with the most critical financial need.

Truman has partnered with the Pantry for Adair County to address food insecurity on campus. Any student limiting their food intake due to cost is eligible to receive a pack, which can be picked up at the SERVE Center in the Student Union Building. A gift to the Truman Food Bank helps meet day-to-day needs of students facing food insecurity.

Alumna Jenna Fischer is showing gratitude to her alma mater by offering a generous 2:1 match on Giving Tuesday. The Emmy-nominated actress will give $2 for every $1 donated to the Ronald M. Rybkowski Honorary Technical Theatre Scholarship up to $20,000. Established in 2019, the scholarship helps provide technical experience to students who have demonstrated leadership qualities and who possess a positive attitude and excellent work ethic. Fischer previously returned to campus in April 2019 to announce the creation of the scholarship named in honor of her mentor and his 31-year career at Truman. 

In addition to the highlighted funds, the Truman State University Foundation welcomes gifts of all sizes to any fund at any time. For more information about donating to the University, visit or contact the Office of Advancement at 660.785.4133.

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