Who We Are

Founded in 2009, UMKC Foundation is devoted to raising funds for the university and for exercising fiduciary responsibility over endowments and other philanthropic investments made to UMKC.

Enabling strong, sustained leadership to advance the university’s interests is the core of UMKC Foundation’s purpose. At the urging of a Greater Kansas City Community Foundation higher education study, UMKC answered the call to create an organization that would bring “governance with roots in the city to achieve the strategic vision for urban higher education that Kansas City needs.”

UMKC continues to be a vital talent magnet for greater Kansas City, helping to keep more of our own best and brightest here at home, and drawing people with enormous potential to our community from across the country and around the world.