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UCM Foundation

Smiser Alumni Center
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.8000
Toll Free: 866.752.7257


Strategic Plan 2014-2019

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GOAL #1: To create a culture of philanthropy driven by exceptional performance and best practices.

  1. Engage Board of Directors in optimizing the overall vision and delivering on mission.
  2. Become a recognized philanthropic leader among peer institutions.

GOAL #2: To strengthen the brand among key stakeholders through consistent, targeted communications.

  1. Increase awareness of the UCM Foundation and its mission.
  2. Develop brand positioning and messaging platform identifying powerful benefits for target markets.
  3. Identify and improve key consumer measures leading to brand adoption and loyalty.

GOAL #3: To increase private support by developing a fundraising program with momentum.

  1. Expand a comprehensive annual giving program by increasing donor acquisition and retention.
  2. Create and implement a major and principal gifts program supporting the university’s most significant funding priorities.
  3. Fully develop a planned and deferred giving program providing a growing stream of gift income.

GOAL #4: To increase purchasing power of the endowment providing the university with a growing source of income.

  1. Significantly grow the total assets by focusing on securing endowment gifts.
  2. Maintain intergenerational equity through prudent investment management providing consistent long-term performance.
  3. Develop and implement financial strategies providing annual growth in support regardless of world economic conditions.

GOAL #5: To emphasize accountability, demonstrate greater transparency and offer exemplary service to our donors.

  1. Efficiently use resources to grow long-term fundraising revenue.
  2. Clearly communicate the total financial health, operations and charitable impact of the UCM Foundation.
  3. Create an innovative stewardship program providing exceptional service and engaging donors.


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