Faculty and Staff Campaign FAQ

What is the Faculty and Staff Campaign?

The Faculty and Staff Campaign is a fundraising effort that provides all UMKC employees an opportunity to support their area of choice at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Why should I give to UMKC?

Employees are the heart of our university. Every day, you make a difference at UMKC by sharing your ideas, talents and abilities. Your participation in Faculty and Staff campaign is just one more way that you can join together with your colleagues to show your support for the university and make UMKC even stronger. Your participation in the campaign signifies your commitment to UMKC. Please give today!

Will I receive a year-end tax receipt from the UMKC Foundation?

All gifts to UMKC and its affiliates are acknowledged and a cumulative calendar year tax receipt will be mailed to you in January.

If you have additional questions regarding your contributions to the UMKC Foundation, contact the Office of Advancement Services.

Will others know the amount of my gift or where I direct my contribution?

No. The UMKC Foundation does not release gift amounts or designations without your permission.

Can I donate through payroll deduction? online? Write a check?

UMKC will be able to process your gift via payroll deduction by completing the Authorization for Payroll Deduction form.

Gifts are also accepted on-line via a secure giving website or by check to the UMKC Foundation.

What if my spouse works for a matching gift company?

Many companies participate in a matching gift program for education. The matching gift procedure is very simple. The employee gets a matching gift form from their human resources department. After completing the form, the employee sends it along with their gift to UMKC. (This form may also be sent in after the employee has made the gift.) Some companies have an electronic "matching gift request system," rather than a paper form, which generates a form sent to the campus. UMKC certifies on the form that it has received the gift and meets the company's guidelines for receiving a matching gift, and then returns the form to the company. The company verifies eligibility of the employee and sends a check to UMKC.

My spouse works for the university. Will our joint gift count for both of us?

Yes-gifts will be recorded for both the faculty/staff member and their spouse.

I am still paying on a payroll deduction pledge. How will I know when my payroll pledge is complete?

If you have signed up for a payroll deduction to be taken from your employment check, you can call the Advancement Services Department at 816-235-1566 to check when your pledge will be completed.

Will my payroll deduction pledge renew automatically?

No, your payroll pledge will not renew automatically. There is an option to have payroll deduction be continuous until further notice from you.