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‘Transformational’ $300M gift to Missouri S&T sets new record for MO higher ed giving

A St. Louis couple have donated $300 million to a foundation that will support Missouri University of Science and Technology, the largest single gift in the history of Missouri higher education.



a view of a city: The Missouri University of Science and Technology, known as Missouri S&T, announced the gift Monday.


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The Missouri University of Science and Technology, known as Missouri S&T, announced the gift Monday.

The gift from Fred Kummer, who graduated from the institution now known as Missouri S&T in 1955, and his wife June was announced Monday.

The record-setting donation will allow the university to establish a school of innovation and entrepreneurship, develop new areas for research, bolster the economic in Rolla and provide numerous scholarships and fellowships for students.

“This gift is transformative for S&T, the Rolla region and our state,” said Mo Dehghani, Missouri S&T chancellor, in a news release.

Missouri S&T was founded in 1870 as the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy. The 8,000-student campus in Rolla is part of

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