On Nov. 9, UMKC and the UMKC Foundation announced the official launch of capital campaign. The seven–year, $250 million campaign – called, The Campaign for UMKC – has already received $100,030,984 in gifts.
The campaign will help UMKC empower students to achieve by providing additional need- and merit-based scholarships; attract and retain outstanding faculty by offering competitive endowed faculty positions; develop and expand our world-class programs, including the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Urban Education Research Center; and create facilities that foster learning in our students, such as the Center for Translational Research in Urban Health, the Law Advocacy Center and the chemistry labs.
- Thomas D. Hyde and Vina W. Hyde pledged $6 million to support the Chancellor’s vision for the University.
- Bill and Irma Lou Hirsch provided $100,000 for a scholarship to support four students per year in the UMKC School of Nursing’s online RN-BSN program.
- Dr. Marjorie Sirridge made a gift of $125,000 to advance and sustain the contributions that the Sirridge Office of Medical Humanities and Bioethics makes to the medical education of UMKC physicians.
- Dr. Linda Hood Talbott has pledged $250,000 in current and planned gifts to establish the Linda H. and Thomas H. Talbott Scholarship and Leadership Award to assist outstanding student leaders in the College of Arts & Sciences. In addition, they support the Conservatory of Music and Dance, the Bloch School of Management, the School of Education, the Theatre Department and the Kansas City Repertory Theatre.
[The photograph of Chancellor Leo Morton shown here was taken during a special campaign launch event at the Kansas City Club on Wednesday, Nov. 9.]