Carol “Bobbie” Jasmer learned to appreciate education and philanthropy at the knee of her grandmother, Francesca Esacamilla.
Esacamilla sparked Jasmer’s intellectual curiosity and her generosity. As a young woman Esacamilla had moved from Mexico to San Antonio, Texas with her husband and started a successful bakery. Continue reading “A Legacy of Learning”
The renovation of Bloch Heritage Hall moves a thriving business school into the future
When completed, the renovation of Bloch Heritage Hall will be more than new carpet and reconfigured classrooms. Continue reading “$15.2M Renovation Underway at Bloch Heritage Hall”
The UMKC Foundation has established a memorial fund to recognize and honor the life of Chancellor Mauli Agrawal’s mother, who was grateful for the opportunity to engage with the many generous friends and alumni of the university and cheer on our students. The fund established in her name will support students. Continue reading “Dr. Raj Bala Agrawal Memorial Fund”
Here’s how to give
While the UMKC campus is closed during Winter Break, it’s still easy to make a year-end gift by observing the following guidelines. Continue reading “Donation Process During UMKC Campus Closure”
Grassroots effort leads to memorial scholarship
The late James Rothwell had an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for creating music. A pioneer in electronic sound recording, Rothwell and his achievements are memorialized in the James A. Rothwell Scholarship Fund at the UMKC Conservatory. Continue reading “UMKC Conservatory Students Benefit from Legacy of Beloved Instructor”
Statement on Blackbaud Data Security Incident
On July 16, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, was notified by a third-party vendor, Blackbaud, that the company was involved in a data security incident in May 2020. Blackbaud provides cloud-based services to thousands of schools, hospitals, and other non-profits.
Continue reading “Data Security Incident”
By Jean Peat
Our ability to continue achieving UMKC’s goals is possible only through the steadfast commitment of our donors. Their unwavering generosity has allowed UMKC Foundation to support students, faculty and the community in many new ways this past year.
We are proud – and grateful – to present our Top 10 Accomplishments for 2018. Roo-hoo! Continue reading “Top 10 Accomplishments for 2018”
By Shannan Henderson
The UMKC Foundation Board of Directors has four new members, all of whom joined in January 2018. Continue reading “2018 Board and Staff Updates”
By Patricia O’Dell
At the UMKC Foundation we recognize that Every Donor Tells a Story. Continue reading “Community Joins for a Celebration of Generosity”
The University of Missouri Board of Curators and System officials announced June 28 that they will develop plans for an alternative funding match for the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Downtown Campus for the Arts (Conservatory) rather than seek funding from the state under the 50-50 matching program for capital projects. Continue reading “UM Board and System officials announce plans for alternative funding for UMKC Conservatory”