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UCM Foundation

Smiser Alumni Center
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.8000
Toll Free: 866.752.7257
giving@ucmo.edu





faq

Frequently Asked Questions

The University of Central Missouri faculty and staff campaign is an annual opportunity for employees to show financial support for the university and its programs.

How Does the Campaign Help UCM?
Can I Specify Where My Gift Should Go?
Can I Make an Anonymous Gift?
Can I Make a Gift Jointly with My Spouse?
What if My Spouse Works for a Matching Gift Company?
Why Should I Give Back When I Already Share So Much of My Time and Talents?
How Much Should I Give?
When Do I Need to Make a Gift?
I've Already Made an Annual Gift This Year. Will it Count Toward the Campaign?

 
How Does the Campaign Help UCM?

In addition to generating funds benefiting areas throughout the university, faculty and staff giving increases the opportunity to obtain external corporation and foundation support. It raises awareness of the importance of private gifts and enhances visibility of all programs.

Can I Specify Where My Gift Should Go?

Absolutely! You can designate your gift to benefit your administrative or academic area and directly impact your work at UCM. It can help fund a particular scholarship, your college, department, program or office, just to name a few. You determine how your money will be used. Simply note your preference on the gift form.

Can I Make an Anonymous Gift?
Yes. Simply note your preference on the payroll deduction or pledge form.
Can I Make a Gift Jointly with My Spouse?
Yes. Indicate on the pledge form that your gift is made jointly.
What if My Spouse Works for a Matching Gift Company?

Contributions to us are matched by many matching gift companies. Now you can go online to see whether your spouse's company offers such a program and get more information if they do.

Why Should I Give Back When I Already Share So Much of My Time and Talents?
Your dedication to the university is sincerely appreciated. We understand that you give your time and talents to make UCM successful. All the good works in the world won’t end the need for additional scholarships, new equipment, working facilities, etc. Every dollar raised enhances the work you do here and makes you a more effective faculty or staff member. Your gift to this campaign is an extension of your hard work every day here at the university.
How Much Should I Give?
Every dollar helps support programs in one way or another. Gifts range from $10 to often more than $1,000 a year. To become a Presidents Society member, the minimum gift is $1,000 annually or $83.33 per month. Gifts of all sizes are appreciated. Participation is our primary goal. Students and programs will benefit from any gift your financial situation allows.
When Do I Need to Make a Gift?

The faculty staff campaign runs throughout the fiscal year from July 1 to June 30.  Your contribution is welcome at any time.

I've Already Made an Annual Gift This Year. Will it Count Toward the Campaign?
If you have a current pledge or made a contribution since July 1, your gift will count when we calculate faculty and staff participation rates. You might, however, want to think about increasing your gift. Even the smallest amount can add up when we all participate.


Recent Gifts Helping UCM Students

  • $100 for Campus Cupboard
  • $500 for modern languages
  • $1,000 for Fund for Excellence
  • $77,761 for mathematics scholarship
  • $10,000 for Mules Football Locker Room Project
  • $10,000 for scholarship endowment
  • $20 monthly staff pledge for graphic design scholarship
  • $1,935 gift-in-kind for theatre and dance fund
  • $8,358 stock gift for scholarships
  • $35 online credit card gift for KMOS programming