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

Adriana Suarez

Adriana Suarez

“KC Scholars has provided me the opportunity to attend school at the university level. I am forever grateful for the opportunity.”

Trae Tucker

“My Bloch Student Ambassador Scholarship is great because it allows me to meet new and prospective students.”

Chris Lui, Ph.D.

Chris Liu, Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor of Research

“I truly believe in the power of science, innovation, entrepreneurship, education and policy to change the world.”


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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