UMKC Cornerstone Society

Recognizing those who strengthen UMKC
The UMKC Cornerstone Society honors alumni and friends who help ensure UMKC continues to develop leaders and who serve our community and the world. Giving level circles have been established to acknowledge your support. See the UMKC Cornerstone Society Brochure (PDF) to view a complete list of giving level circles and the donor benefits of each circle.

Giving Levels

Blue and Gold Circle
Recognizing individuals and corporations who have made contributions of $1,000 to $9,999, members of the Blue and Gold Circle have made a lasting commitment to helping UMKC achieve its mission and serve the city and region.

Foundation Circle
Individuals and corporations who give $10,000 to $49,999 are honored in the Foundation Circle. This recognizes those who have demonstrated financial leadership and enabled the university to continue to advance and grow.

Foundation Gold Circle
A contribution of $50,000 to $99,999 by an individual or corporation is honored with a membership in the Foundation Gold Circle. The investments made at this level provide powerful long-term scholarship, research and facility support.

Chancellor’s Circle
The Chancellor’s Circle honors individuals and corporations whose lifetime donations total $100,000 to $499,999, helping UMKC maintain the highest standards of education and service as we build for the future.

Ernest H. Newcomb Circle
Named for one of the University of Kansas City’s (now UMKC’s) founders, the Ernest H. Newcomb Circle honors those making lifetime donations of $500,000 to $999,999. These members provide the support that secures our position as an institute for excellence in education and research for generations to come.

William Volker Circle
William Volker was instrumental in the establishment of the university, and benefactors who make lifetime donations of $1 million or more are honored in the circle that bears his name. Members of the William Volker Circle provide the financial strength and leadership that is the foundation of the university.



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