Feature Stories




Hugh Zimmer turns award into student internship program

Senior director of development re-elected president of local AFP chapter

Gifts to Downtown Arts Campus put UMKC closer to fundraising goal

Foundation honors the Regnier family with annual Award of Distinction

Campaign for UMKC exceeds goal, moves ahead

School of Education alumnus makes gift to honor professor

UMKC Foundation board elects Terry Dunn as its new chair

UMKC Foundation's founding president departs university

Berkley Center community celebrates new preschool playground

Free enterprise center advances with $7.4 million from state

Estate gift to School of Dentistry tops $10 million

UMKC Foundation board elects two new members

Foundation raises $3 million for latest phase of library renovation

Foundation announces $1 million gift from UMKC alumna Linda Hood Talbott

UMKC Faculty & Staff Campaign surpasses original goal

Additional gift will bring more talented writing students to UMKC

Successful fundraising campaign builds home for new Emeritus College

Fundraising for Spencer Theatre renovation surpasses $4.7 million

Family expands School of Dentistry scholarship for dental hygiene students



$25,000 gift funds classroom simulation training at School of Education

$100,000 gift from Goppert Foundation establishes scholarship endowment

UMKC Foundation president honored with fundraising award

UMKC Foundation names alumnus as new president

James B. Nutter gives School of Medicine $750,000

UMKC Foundation honors Julia Irene Kauffman at annual dinner

Downtown Arts Campus crosses $30 million threshold

UMKC Foundation sets another donation record

Gift to establish first scholarship for planned Honors College

Kauffman grant boosts news coverage at KCUR

Hall Family Foundation Pledges $5 million to Rep, UMKC

School of Law receives $2 million bequest

UMKC announces real estate donation for planned Downtown Arts Campus

UMKC alumni make $1.7 million gift to School of Pharmacy

Plaster Foundation makes significant gift to free enterprise center

Baumhardt Trust provides scholarship support

CFA Society gift to Bloch School enhances finance scholarship

School of Computing and Engineering announces new continuing ed space 

Gift to give dental students experience with chairside imaging 

William T. Kemper Foundation gives KCUR matching challenge funds 

School of Computing and Engineering gets student collaboration space

Baum gift fills critical gap at UMKC

$500,000 gift to UMKC Conservatory endows scholarship in jazz studies



The Campaign for UMKC announces $5 million gift

UMKC Foundation sets record for gifts in 2012-13

Gift from Jerry and Patty Reece funds School of Education scholarships

With $320,000 grant, KCUR creates community engagement team

Matching challenges to create new pool of endowed scholarships

Betsey Solberg discusses hopes and challenges for the new fundraising year

Cloud L. Cray Foundation awards $425,000 to UMKC School of Education

Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation pledges $20 million for UMKC Downtown Arts Campus

$1 million gift to Bloch School of Management

School of Education to offer certificate in culturally responsive teaching



Atterbury Family gives gift in support of The Campaign for UMKC

Regnier Family Foundations give $3 million to UMKC

UMKC Foundation completes the university’s best fundraising year

Nichols Family, Foundation pledge total of $1.25 million to UMKC

Sosland Family pledges $1.5 million to UMKC School of Education



Thomas and Vina Hyde pledge $6 million to UMKC

Henry W. Bloch provides the largest outright gift in UMKC’s history

Campaign Committee formed

The Campaign for UMKC