Philanthropy at Murray State University

Be Bold: Forever Blue and Gold

The Be Bold: Forever Blue and Gold Centennial campaign will strive to reach $100 million of support for the University. $50 million will be directed toward student access including new scholarship endowments and enhancing the traditions of a Murray State total college experience. Another $50 million will be raised to support academic excellence and the strategic modernization of campus facilities, with a focus on new funding prioritizing teaching and learning, restoring original campus buildings, creating new green spaces, and investing in athletics programs and facilities.

To make a gift to the University and help support the Be Bold: Forever Blue & Gold Centennial Campaign, call the Murray State Office of Development at 270.809.3001 or give online. All gifts across the University will count in the campaign.

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  • Dr. Bob Jackson, '85

    Dr. Bob Jackson, '85

    President, Murray State University

  • Dr. David Durr, CFA, CFP

    Dr. David Durr, CFA, CFP

    President, Murray State University Foundation, Inc.

  • Dr. Tina Bernot, '14, '21

    Dr. Tina Bernot, '14, '21

    Executive Director of Advancement

Continuing a New Century of Impact

Thanks to the generous support of thousands of alumni, friends and corporate partners like you, Murray State University continues to provide a world-class education to students from around the world.

Because of you, we’re able to provide scholarships to students in need. Because of you, we have state-of-the-art laboratories which provide hands-on learning opportunities. Because of you, traditions like All Campus Sing will continue for generations.

Student kisses Racer One

"Thanks to your support, students like me have the ABILITY TO PURSUE OUR DREAMS and ambitions for the life we are building at Murray State University."

Jonathan R.Junior, Madisonville, KY

Discover Your Impact

The four pillars of the Be Bold: Forever Blue and Gold Centennial Campaign are Student Access and Support, Academic Excellence, Strategic Modernization of Campus Facilities, and Racer Athletics.

How to Give

Contact Information

Murray State Office of Development

200 Heritage Hall
Murray, KY 42071

270.809.3001 or 877.282.0033

Office hours:
8 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Please note: Charitable gifts to Murray State University are tax deductible for federal income tax purposes.

Exterior of Heritage Hall


Centennial logo

Celebrating 100 Years of Racer History

In 1922, Murray, Kentucky, was chosen by the state legislature as the home of the western Kentucky normal school, known today as our beloved Murray State University. For 100 years, Murray State students have been provided a collaborative, opportunity-rich living and learning community that fosters personal growth and professional success through a high-quality college experience.

Over the course of ten decades, Murray State has been building a global alumni community. We cannot wait to see what the next 100 years has in store for our University and for our Racer Family all over the world.

We are future-thinking. We are trailblazers. We are Racers.

Learn more about the centennial

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