About the Kinder Institute


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 recent years, the generosity of outside parties has allowed the Institute to introduce new B.A. and M.A. degrees in the College of Arts & Science, grow our faculty ranks, and bring leading scholars of political theory and history from around the globe to Columbia to present groundbreaking research to our professors, students, and community members.

For more information about contributing to either the Kinder Institute Scholarship or Kinder Institute Endowment fund detailed below, please feel free to contact Director Justin Dyer, DyerJB@missouri.edu, or Brendon Steenbergen, Senior Director of Advancement, steenbergenbr@missouri.edu.

Kinder Institute Scholarship Fund

Contributions to the established Kinder Institute Scholarship Fund will exclusively support student participation in one of the many transformational scholarly and experiential learning opportunities that the Institute has developed for MU undergraduates, including our academic internship program in Washington, D.C.; our weeklong “Global History at Oxford” study abroad course and yearlong Oxford Fellowship exchange program; and our Kinder Institute Residential College, a living-and-learning community for first-year students that introduces them to life at the Kinder Institute.

Use the “DONATE” button below to navigate to the secure giving page for our Scholarship Fund.


Kinder Institute Endowment

Contributions to the Kinder Institute Endowment fund will allow us to expand the scope of the programs we have designed to engage our constituents in in thoughtful consideration of and dialogue about the global history and evolution of democratic governance, from well before 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 as well as continue to increase the quality and civility of discourse about matters of the utmost importance on our campus and in our community.

Use the “DONATE” button below to navigate to the secure giving page for the Kinder Institute Endowment.