At the heart of UMKC’s pursuit of excellence are faculty: scholars, artists and scientists who advance knowledge while teaching, challenging and inspiring students.

These are the men and women who live and breathe UMKC’s mission to lead in life and health sciences; to deepen and expand strength in the visual and performing arts; to develop a professional workforce and collaborate in urban issues and education; and to create a vibrant learning and campus life experience.

There is no more effective means of enabling UMKC to compete in recruiting and retaining top academic talent than by establishing endowed faculty positions.

Living Legacy

Your generous gift can create an endowed chair, professorship, junior faculty fellowship or named scholarship at UMKC.

Endowed chairs are proven catalysts for transformation and achievement. They enable UMKC to attract and support extraordinary researchers and teachers who bring our programs to national prominence.

Professorships honor our best minds. These positions, which can be established through endowments or immediately expendable funds, can also reward and support rising stars among the college’s faculty, thereby increasing the likelihood of their success and retention.

Naming Opportunities in Support of Faculty

Type of Fund              Minimum Investment

Named Chairs                                                         Endowed Gift of $1,500,000 +

Named Professorships                                         Endowed Gift of  $750,000 +

Named Scholarships/ Other Endowments        Endowed Gift of $25,000 +


Contact a staff member to explore an endowment