Behind the success of all initiatives like the Kinder Institute are individuals whose support provides the means of expanding and improving existing programs as well as developing new ones. Over the past year alone, for example, the generosity of outside parties has allowed the Institute to bring community members together for monthly seminars; host receptions for our undergraduate fellows with leading figures in contemporary American political discourse; and begin work on our inaugural Summer Teachers Academy, a unique, content-oriented residential conference for high school teachers of American history and government throughout the state of Missouri.

As of June 2016, there are now two options for investing in the future of the Kinder Institute with a donation:

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Scholarship Fund


Kinder Institute Scholarship Fund: Contributions to the recently established Kinder Institute Scholarship Fund will exclusively support student participation in one of four transformational, scholarly opportunities that the Institute has developed for MU undergraduates: our academic internship program in Washington, D.C., Society of Fellows, summer study abroad classes, and Honors College Course Series.

These unique programs allow MU students who are passionate about American history and government to forge a close-knit community of ambitious scholars, engaged citizens, and campus leaders. Please use the link below to access the secure “Giving to Mizzou” Page for the Kinder Institute Scholarship Fund.

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Kinder Institute Endowment: Contributions to this fund will allow us to expand the scope of the programs we have designed to engage our constituents in the study of and in thoughtful dialogue about the nation’s experience with democratic governance, from the founding of the United States through the present day. We believe these programs are essential to helping us attract some of the very best students and scholars to the University of Missouri and continuing to increase the quality and civility of discourse about matters of the utmost national importance on our campus and in our community.

Please use the link below to access the secure “Giving to Mizzou” page for the Kinder Institute Endowment. If there is a specific program that you would like your donation to support, please note that in the “Gift Instructions” field

For more information about contributing to the Kinder Institute, please feel free to contact Director Justin Dyer,, or visit the Institute’s dedicated page on the Development Office website here.