• Edgar Snow Reading Room

    Chinese alumni provide lead gift to fund new Edgar Snow Reading Room

    The $30,000 gift from Huang Zheng and Shu-Ching of Beijing made possible the revamped reading room in UMKC's Miller Nichols Library, which houses papers, pictures and books of famed journalist and Kansas City native Edgar Snow.

  • Jennifer Wampler

    UMKC School of Dentistry Class of 2014 establishes scholarship to memorialize classmate

    The Ji Blanchfield Memorial Scholarship is expected to be awarded for the first time next fall. Before graduating, members of the class released balloons to remember Blanchfield, who died of cancer in her second year of dental school.

  • Hugh Zimmer

    Hugh Zimmer turns Community Builder Award into student internship

    After receiving the award from GastingerWalker&, Zimmer transformed it into something bigger by creating an annual student internship within the UMKC Department of Architecture, Urban Planning + Design.

  • Downtown Arts Campus rendering

    Gifts to Downtown Arts Campus put UMKC closer to fundraising goal

    Recent gifts include $1.5 million from the David Beals Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee and two $1 million gifts from anonymous donors.