MIU 2022 Capital Campaign — Land Acquisition

Spees Property

Land Acquisition

Spees Property

This three acre lot is contiguous with MIU’s northwest boundary and separates MIU from the aforementioned grain elevator property. MIU’s ownership of this parcel will allow a seamless integration of our campus with the grain elevator property. The plan is to replace the dilapidated buildings currently on the Spees property with a new Vastu residential neighborhood of the Global Peace Village.

Here is a perfect example of why we need to own and control these properties. The Spees land came up for sale several years ago, but since MIU was not expanding at the time, we didn’t bid aggressively for it. We lost that bid to a local entrepreneur who then decided to build a strip club on the property, banking that its proximity to campus would attract many of our students. It was only through a long and concerted effort that we managed to derail those plans. And it shows the importance of acquiring these contiguous properties lest they fall into unfriendly, opportunistic hands.



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Spees Property Land Acquisition

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Other Ways of Giving to the Capital Campaign Spees Land Acquisition:


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Make a check payable to MIU and mail to:

Development Office
Maharishi International University
1000 North 4th Street
Fairfield, IA 52557

Please include the phrase “CC Spees Property” in the check memo or attached note.


Send a wire from your bank  to:

MidWestOne  Bank
100 East Burlington
Fairfield, Iowa 52556 USA
Routing # (also referred to as ABN #) 073901233

Maharishi International University
1000 North Fourth St.
Fairfield, IA 52557 USA
Account # 14-9825-8

Please Include your name, the word donationand the sentence “CC Spees Property”


Intermediary / Receiving Financial Institution
Bank Name: Bankers’ Bank
Bank Address: 7700 Mineral Point Road, Madison, WI 53717, USA

Beneficiary Financial Institution
Bank Name: MidWestOne Bank
Bank Address: 102 S Clinton St., Iowa City, IA 52240
Bank/Fed Routing Number: 073901233

Beneficiary Information
Beneficiary Account: USBBWI44 073901233 1498258
Beneficiary Name: Maharishi International University
Beneficiary Address: Treasurer’s Office, Fairfield, IA 52557

Please Include your name, the word donationand the sentence “CC Spees Property”

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Please mention “CC Spees Property” in the message to the non-profit box.





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