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About the UCM Foundation
People often assume that state dollars cover the expense to operate a public university. Not so. Every year thousands of generous donors help support the University of Central Missouri. Their gifts are processed through the UCM Foundation, a nonprofit and IRS-authorized 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
In keeping with its mission to raise and manage private support for the University of Central Missouri, the UCM Foundation makes gift counts. It does this first by securing contributions, then by ensuring gifts benefit the specific areas donors designate or help to finance the university’s greatest needs. Private support makes it possible for Central Missouri to provide strong academic programs and the quality learning experience that positions our students for career success, resulting in better communities and a stronger nation.
February was National Student Engagement and Philanthropy Month
To celebrate, our Red Lead team spent a day in the Elliott Student Union taking pictures with faculty, staff and students in an interactive photo booth. Check out what the campus community had to say about the impact donor gifts have had on their university experience.
Thank you for your generosity helping us make a UCM degree more affordable, accessible and beneficial to our students.
Recent Gifts Helping UCM Students
- $20,000 to endow new scholarship
- $25 for Fund for Excellence
- $50 to department scholarship
- $25,000 for baseball scholarships
- $25,000 for scholarships
- $100,000 for wrestling
- $250 for Fund for Excellence