The Future of the Kinder Institute

It’s with great pleasure, and greater gratitude, that we get to share the news that the Kinder Foundation, a family philanthropic foundation started by Rich and Nancy Kinder, has pledged $25 million to the University of Missouri to support programming at the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy for years (and generations) to come. An MU News Bureau account of the press conference announcing the Kinder Foundation’s gift, written by Nathan Hurst, can be found here.

As Kinder Institute Director Justin Dyer noted in addressing the crowd at the press conference, the gift will provide the Institute with the resources necessary to truly reinvigorate the study of the nation’s constitutional and democratic traditions on the MU campus, in Columbia, and throughout the state. From continuing to promote undergraduate, graduate, and faculty scholarship on American political thought and history, to building and supporting new programs in the community, the Kinder Institute remains dedicated to its core goals of making the University of Missouri a national and international leader in civic education and to fostering active, informed, interdisciplinary dialogue about matters of great national importance.