MU, KU, UMKC report record fundraising

Manheim and Flarsheim Halls on the campus of the University of Missouri-Kansas City. | Photo courtesy of Creative Commons
The University of Missouri-Kansas City was among several area schools to set records for private donations last year. | Courtesy of Creative Commons

As state support to higher education continues to wither, the University of Missouri, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the University of Kansas and Kansas State University all had their best year ever getting private donations. “It can be attributed to an improved economy, a time when donors have more confidence in the state of the economy,” said Dale Seuferling, the director of the KU Endowment.

The latest report of double-digit percentage growth reflects what is happening at schools across the country, said Dan Hurley, a spokesman for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

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