Campaigns for the Kean University Foundation can be unrestricted – allowing the Foundation to apply funds where they are needed most at the university – or they can be designated to support any of the specific, university initiatives or entities listed below.


  • A campaign to support the University’s most needed priorities via the Kean Fund for Excellence will have a broad and immediate impact on the lives of Kean University students by enriching academic programs, enhancing facilities, improving technology, and augmenting scholarship needs.
  • A campaign to establish a scholarship that will help Kean students realize their dreams of a world-class education and help to secure the University’s future. An endowed scholarship can be established with a minimum of $50,000. An annual scholarship can be established with a minimum of $15,000.
  • A campaign to boost an existing scholarship fund.
  • A campaign to support Kean athletics. Such campaigns can raise funds for the general athletic fund or for one of Kean’s 14 men’s and women’s Division III sports programs.
  • A campaign to strengthen one of the University’s eight colleges; College of Business and Public Management, College of Education, College of Liberal Arts, The Dorothy and George Hennings College of Science, Mathematics and Technology, Michael Graves College of Architecture and Design, Nathan Weiss Graduate College, New Jersey Center for Science, Technology and Mathematics, and School of Online Education.
  • A campaign to bolster a specific academic program.


Campaigns must be consistent with Kean University and the Kean University Foundation's stated missions, purpose and priorities. Campaigns must not violate the terms of the university or the Foundation’s status, be unduly burdensome to administer, pose an unacceptable risk of liability to Kean University and Kean University Foundation, or benefit a specific Kean employee or student.


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