Giving to the School of Medicine

Make a difference through giving to UMKC School of Medicine

At the UMKC School of Medicine, our success is tied to financial gifts from our generous supporters.

Here, we work to foster excellence, innovation and scholarship in education, research and patient care. It is a tall mission, but one made possible through the donations of many School of Medicine alumni, friends and partners.

Their generosity enables us to educate tomorrow’s medical professionals, conduct cutting-edge research and improve the health of our communities.

You can make a difference through a gift to our remarkable School of Medicine. Many special giving opportunities are available, including:

The Alumni Mentoring Program connects alumni and friends with current medical students, while also providing funding for needed facility and program improvements. Each of these donors, who are recognized through a student office named in his or her honor, help the school improve its competitive edge in the medical education field, as well as guide the careers of future physicians. Pledge Amount: $10,000.

The First Four-Fifty is designed to encourage all alumni to make a donation, especially those seeking to make their first gift to the School. Donors to this program honor their ties to the School through a one-time financial gift. Contributions to this program support the Dean’s Development Fund, which advances new initiatives at the medical school. Pledge Amount: $450.

Club Nine brings needed financial support to the School through two gifts of $4,500 each, given over two years’ time. These funds can be designated for student scholarships or the Dean’s Development Fund to advance new initiatives. Pledge Amount: $9,000.

Four by Five is designed for a donor to support the School through a multi-year gift of $4,000 per year for five years. The initial $10,000 will go toward naming a student office, including a recognition plaque placed inside the named office, and the balance may be designated for scholarship support or the Dean’s Development Fund. Pledge Amount: $20,000.

Focus on Fifty is designed for a donor who wishes to make a significant impact at the School of Medicine. A multi-year investment of $10,000 annually for five years will provide critical funding for key program needs. This commitment level includes room naming rights for highly visible locations at the School. Pledge Amount: $50,000.
Estate Planning Gifts allow donors to leave a lasting legacy while honoring the School of Medicine. There are many benefits to including a gift to the School in an estate plan, and a variety of giving options are available. Contact the Office of Development for more information. Pledge Amount: Determined by donor.

To learn more or to inquire about the UMKC School of Medicine’s funding opportunities, contact Jay Wilson, Assistant Vice President-Health Sciences, at UMKC Foundation: 816-235-5565 or