UMKC looks to raise additional $10 million for downtown arts campus

The University of Missouri-Kansas City recently announced over $4 million in commitments in the latest fundraising round for its proposed downtown campus for the arts.

The newest donations bring UMKC to $38 million of the required $48 million it needs to raise from private sources by June 30, the deadline to apply for state funds to cover the remainder of the $96 million project that aims to build a new Conservatory of Music and Dance in downtown Kansas City.

Fundraising for the downtown campus began in 2013 with a $20 million challenge gift from the Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation.

Despite the remaining $10 million challenge, Chancellor Leo Morton said that UMKC is “within sight of reaching our goal.”

Read more: Kansas City Star


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