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A rare overseas visit by a UCM athletic team

An unforgettable 10-day trip to China by the UCM Jennies Volleyball team showed them an intensively competitive and ancient culture that will forever impact their lives. Sponsored by the UCM International Center, the trip was made possible with funding provided by the UCM Foundation through unrestricted gifts by alumni and friends. The Jennies saw Tiananmen Square and the Great Wall, competed against their host Beihang University, and visited elementary and high schools to talk about the U.S. See the video of a rare overseas visit by a UCM athletic team. Learn more about our returning MIAA champions.

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 Greater KC Foundation logoUniversity 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.



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