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Give today to help Kenner University inspire and prepare students to lead lives of significance and purpose that are:

  • rooted in faith,
  • enriched by scholarship
  • dedicated to service, and
  • shaped to be leaders who will make a global impact.
Explore numerous opportunities where you can lend your support to our wide array of programs, support resources, and innovative initiatives. Additionally, we humbly request your prayers for our students, faculty, and staff, that our endeavors may serve as instruments in the establishment of God's Kingdom.

ANNUAL FUND CAMPAIGN

The Annual Fund campaign raises money for Kenner University’s daily operations. Every gift, regardless of size, contributes to the university’s success.

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SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Give towards a current scholarship or start a new scholarship fund and make a real difference in the lives of aspiring students.

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#PAYITFORWARD CAMPAIGN

By participating in the #PayItForward Campaign, you play a pivotal role in empowering students with the education and skills necessary for success in today’s rapidly evolving workforce.

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PLANNED GIVING FUND

Proper estate planning not only offers much-needed resources at Kenner University but also maximizes the impact of your giving, ensuring your legacy of supporting future generations.

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ENDOWMENT FUND

Make an impact for generations to come. Your endowment gift will grow to become a permanent legacy of support and impact students for years to come.

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PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Kenner University is dedicated to offering cutting-edge programs that remain at the forefront of evolving learning methodologies and emerging technologies.

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General Fund

At Kenner University, every donation makes an impactful difference in shaping the future of our institution and empowering our students to thrive. General support donations play a vital role in providing flexible resources that enhance the overall student experience. From increasing scholarship opportunities for deserving students to investing in innovative educational. technologies, your generosity enables us to maintain academic excellence and foster a vibrant learning community. Moreover, these contributions contribute to facility upgrades, campus maintenance, and extracurricular programs, ensuring that the KU campus remains a dynamic hub for intellectual growth and exploration. By supporting Kenner University, you are investing in the next generation of leaders, scholars, and change-makers, propelling them toward success and making a lasting impact on society.

Scholarship Fund

Supporting scholarships at Kenner University is not just about providing financial aid; it’s about investing in the future of promising students and empowering them to achieve their educational dreams. Your contribution to scholarships directly impacts the lives of students by alleviating financial burdens and opening doors to opportunities they might not otherwise have. Whether it’s a merit-based scholarship recognizing academic excellence, a need-based scholarship assisting students facing financial hardships, or a specialized scholarship supporting students in a particular field of study, your generosity makes education accessible and achievable for all.

Here are some of the established scholarships at Kenner University:

  1. The Excellence in Academics Scholarship: Awarded to students with outstanding academic achievements, this scholarship recognizes and rewards excellence in scholarly pursuits, inspiring students to reach their fullest potential.
  2. The Financial Assistance Scholarship: Designed to assist students facing financial challenges, this scholarship provides crucial support to ensure that financial constraints do not hinder their pursuit of higher education.
  3. The Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship: Fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community, this scholarship promotes access and opportunity for students from underrepresented backgrounds, enriching the university’s learning environment.
  4. The Community Engagement Scholarship: Encouraging civic-mindedness and community involvement, this scholarship recognizes students who demonstrate a commitment to serving others and making a positive impact beyond the classroom.

By contributing to these established scholarships or creating your own, you have the power to transform lives, shape futures, and leave a lasting legacy of impact at Kenner University. Your support helps students achieve their educational goals and strengthens the fabric of our university community, ensuring that every student has the opportunity to thrive and succeed. Join us in empowering the next generation of leaders and scholars through the gift of education.

One of the best ways to support students at Kenner  University is to give towards a scholarship. Below is a list of established scholarships.

If you would like to donate towards an existing scholarship or start a new one, contact the Office of Development at sforeman@kenneruniversity.org or 800-593-5820, ext 386.

#payitforward Campaign

Originating from a simple yet powerful idea, the #PayItForward Campaign at Kenner University has blossomed into a transformative movement. The campaign embodies the spirit of giving back. Their contributions will pave the way for scholarships, allowing current and future students to access the same blessings and opportunities they received through their KU education.

What began as a university initiative has now evolved into a global phenomenon. We invite friends and supporters of Kenner University from all corners of the world to join this movement. Your monthly or one-time donation can make an impactful difference in the lives of deserving students, enabling them to pursue their dreams through Kenner University scholarships.

By participating in the #PayItForward Campaign, you play a pivotal role in empowering students with the education and skills necessary for success in today’s rapidly evolving workforce. Together, we can turn aspirations into achievements and make lasting impacts on lives. Join us as we strive to create a brighter future through the power of education.

Planned Giving

Since its inception, Kenner University has grown and developed because of the generosity of friends of KU who envision a brighter future in education, career readiness, and service. As we continue to pave the way for excellence in teaching and community impact, planned gifts are foundational in ensuring our sustained growth and impact for generations to come. Beyond fortifying the university’s long-term sustainability, planned giving offers many opportunities for tax-efficient contributions and the profound satisfaction of leaving a lasting legacy. Whether through a bequest, charitable remainder trust, or other planned giving arrangements, there’s a tailored option to suit every individual’s circumstances and philanthropic aspirations. By exploring these avenues, you enhance your financial and tax outlook and create a profound impact on the lives of others. Our development office team is here to guide you through the process and help you align your philanthropic goals with your financial objectives and tax planning strategies, guaranteeing that your legacy at Kenner University leaves an enduring mark on the future.

Contact Sheila Foreman, our Chief Development Officer at sforeman@kenneruniversity.org or 800-593-5820, ext 386, to schedule a time to discuss your philanthropic goals.

Endowments

Creating an endowment at Kenner University presents a unique opportunity to immortalize your name or that of a cherished individual or organization while supporting a cause that resonates with you.

Endowed funds serve as pillars of support for various critical initiatives, including faculty chairs, graduate fellowships, undergraduate scholarships, program enhancements, visiting scholars/lectureships, research endeavors, student internships, and much more. Whether through a direct contribution, a bequest in your will, or a life income gift such as a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust, you can establish an endowment aligned with your philanthropic vision. 

While a minimum of $25,000 is typically required to create a separate, permanent endowment account, smaller amounts may be accepted with the expectation that they will reach the minimum threshold within a reasonable timeframe. The process of endowment establishment involves:

  • Contacting KU’s Development Office
  • Specifying the type of endowment
  • Outlining your charitable priorities
  • Reviewing available endowment levels
  •  Deciding on a planned or outright gift, drafting an agreement in collaboration with Kenner University
  • Signing the agreement with designated officials. 

Endowing an annual gift through a bequest in your will ensures perpetual support for Kenner University, with the invested funds generating returns that contribute to the institution’s ongoing success. Contact Sheila Foreman, the Chief Development Officer at sforeman@kenneruniversity.org or 800-593-5820, ext 386, to discuss exploring the various endowment levels available to cement your legacy and contribute to Kenner University’s enduring excellence.

Program Development

Your donations to Kenner University’s program development are transformative, benefiting both students and the university. They fuel innovation, expansion, and an enhanced educational experience. By supporting cutting-edge academic programs and experiential learning opportunities, your contributions prepare students for success in a rapidly changing world. Your generosity provides access to scholarships, internships, and state-of-the-art resources, ensuring every student has the tools to excel. Additionally, your support strengthens the university’s reputation, positioning it as a leader in higher education and fostering global impact. Your donations drive progress, innovation, and long-term success, leaving a lasting legacy that shapes tomorrow’s leaders. Thank you for investing in the future of Kenner University.

Thanks to you, our students are gaining the knowledge, skills and values to create a more humane, just, and sustainable world.

Kenner University is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the United States. Donations to Kenner University are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law and are used to further our mission. Kenner’s tax identification number is 87-2673700.