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Kyndall Ellis-Powell

Director of Development

Your investment in UMKC athletics helps lay a firm foundation for student-athletes by making a gift that ensures success not only today, but well into the future for generations to come.

By contributing to the Roo Athletic Fund, you are making an essential investment in UMKC Athletics. Contributions have a direct impact on our student-athletes – from academic support, additional resources in sports nutrition, and performance and renovation of facilities – enabling us with the ability to recruit and retain the highest caliber of student-athletes and coaches.

With nearly $50,000 in average annual expenditures per student-athlete, funding is essential to support the academic and athletic success of more than 250 UMKC student-athletes.

Ways to support include:

Roo Athletic Fund

An unrestricted annual gift to the Roo Athletic Fund is the best way possible to ensure all UMKC student-athletes, across 16 sports have access to exceptional academic advising, sport performance training, and medical treatment to produce winning results on and off the playing field.

Targeted Donations

Choose to impact UMKC Athletics through a restricted donation to specific Sport Improvement Funds, the Roo Scholarship Fund and the Capital Improvement Fund. Your targeted donation is necessary to attract and retain Division I-level talent.

Give to the the Roo Athletic Fund