More than ever, the UMKC Foundation is at work helping students and their university. We are putting every dollar to use in the most impactful way possible to strengthen Kansas City’s only comprehensive research university and support students to reach their full potential. We make a difference every day, and you can too.

Donor Impact

Anna Lillig

“I was recruited to play for the soccer team, and I knew UMKC had highly respected health programs, something I wanted to go into. I have academic and athletic scholarships. It is very rewarding because I have worked very hard on and off the field all my life. “

Kaw Ba Say

“Receiving a scholarship is not just about paying expenses. It made me realize that there is someone who does care about me, who does care about my future, who does care about my story and does care about my success.”

Eric Camburn

“I think we are going to be able to tell stories about what it takes to implement rigorous programs and encourage rigorous teaching practices.”

Sherman Family Foundation Endowed Chair, School of Education and director Urban Education Research Center

About the UMKC Foundation

As the official fundraising and private gift-receiving organization for the University of Missouri-Kansas City, we manage and distribute generous gifts that greatly benefit students, faculty and program efforts. These contributions have true and lasting results right here in this community, and are carried out through the three primary activities of the university: teaching, research and service.

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