Mission and History


The mission of the Peru State College Foundation is to provide assistance and support for Peru State College, a four-year liberal arts institution, established in 1867 as Nebraska’s first public institution of higher education.

With more than 24,000 alumni and friends and more than twenty million in net assets, the Peru State Foundation assists the College in achieving its mission of providing quality education, programs and services.


Peru State College Foundation was organized in June 1955 and incorporated as a nonprofit organization for educational and charitable purposes in May 1962. It is a self-supporting and independently governed corporation established solely for the benefit of Peru State College and its students, faculty, staff and programs.