The School of Medicine took part in a celebration on Oct. 31 announcing the seven-year Campaign for UMKC effort to raise $250 million in capital funding for the University of Missouri-Kansas City has surpassed its initial goal one year ahead of schedule and is continuing to provide additional resources for Kansas City’s university.
Jay Wilson, director of development for the School of Medicine, said that giving for the school’s scholarships and endowments has already eclipsed the $9.5 million goal that is part of the overall campaign.
Dignitaries including Donald L. Cupps, Chairman of the University of Missouri System Board of Curators; Tim Wolfe, president of the UM System; and campaign chairs Bob Regnier and Tom Hyde joined Chancellor Leo E. Morton and UMKC Foundation President Steven P. Norris for the celebratory annoucement at the UMKC Student Union. Hyde announced that the campaign had already bypassed the original $250 million goal by more than $20 million – and would continue for the full seven-year duration.
“The mission was to obtain the resources necessary to grow UMKC into the kind of first-rate urban research university that this community needs, and this community deserves,” Morton said. “A great city needs a great university to call its own. That is what this campaign has been all about.”
Read the full story on the campaign announcement.