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