This is the time. This is the place.

We established the UMKC Foundation in 2009 because we saw the boundless possibilities ahead for this university. We recognized that Kansas City needed a great university to call its own. And we understood that UMKC had every potential to be that university.

Just as our supporters envisioned five years ago, UMKC truly is on its way to becoming one of the country’s top urban institutions of higher learning. Thanks to the support so many of you continue to show, UMKC is excelling — sometimes even beyond our dreams. We are working toward opening a downtown arts campus; moving our men’s basketball team downtown; opening new state-of-the-art facilities and building an honors college and establishing more scholarships to attract top academic students.

Each year we feel honored by the confidence and contributions so many of you place in UMKC. Fiscal year 2013-14 was no exception. In the fifth-best year in our fundraising history, we raised $40.1 million, bringing the amount raised through The Campaign for UMKC to more than $217 million.

People are as excited as ever about what’s ahead for UMKC. Thank you for your excitement and for your continued support.

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Betsey Solberg
UMKC Foundation