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MU receives $25 million donation from Kinder Foundation


The University of Missouri received a $25 million donation Tuesday from the Kinder Foundation to increase educational opportunities within the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy.

It is expected to increase the amount of faculty members at the institute.

The donation will allow the institute to double the number of students it can support during a summer internship in Washington, D.C. from 20 to 40 students.

Similarly, the undergraduate study abroad program will grow from a one-week pilot over spring break to a summer term at Oxford University.

The gift will also expand educational opportunities at MU through a new partnership with the Honors College that will allow the institute to offer a core sequence in constitutional democracy, as well as a one-month study-abroad option.

The Kinder Foundation, a foundation established in 1997 by Rich and Nancy Kinder of Houston, Texas, provides gifts that impact urban green space, education and quality of life. In 2015, a $25 million gift from the Foundation endowed the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy.

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