Frequently Asked Questions

What is the KCU Day of Giving?

KCU Day of Giving is a one-day giving campaign in which KCU alumni, students, and friends come together to celebrate the philanthropic spirit and generosity of Kansas City University. The 2022 Day of Giving took place noon-noon CDT March 30 and 31 and raised over $59,000 in support of an all-new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship. The 2021 Day of Giving took place on Monday, April 5, and raised over $100,000 in support of various funds that support KCU students.

Why should I participate in Day of Giving?

Day of Giving is an opportunity to come together as a KCU community, at a time when community is needed more than ever. The day is also an opportunity to celebrate a culture of philanthropy that is so special across KCU.

What is the fund of support for the 2022 Day of Giving?

The 2022 Day of Giving will support a comprehensive Diversity Scholarship effort at Kansas City University, with the goal of raising $50,000 in one day. The Diversity Scholarship is a demonstration of KCU’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations is working closely with KCU’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion in creating the Diversity Scholarship.

What is the purpose of an endowed scholarship effort like the Kansas City University Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Scholarship?

Endowing the scholarship at a minimum of $50,000 will ensure the long term financial health and sustainability of the scholarship, while also setting it up for success for future donors to contribute gifts of support at all levels.

Who will be eligible to receive the Kansas City University Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Scholarship?

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Admissions Department and the Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations worked together in partnership to determine who will be eligible to apply for and receive the scholarship once it is fully endowed at a minimum of $50,000.

The scholarship will be used for diversity recruitment efforts in the Admissions Department for the College of Osteopathic Medicine and the College of Biosciences in both Kansas City and in Joplin. The scholarship will follow the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) definition of underrepresented minorities.

The more dollars that are raised as a part of Day of Giving, the more scholarships will be available for future health sciences students at Kansas City University!

How can I make a gift?

You may make a gift by phone at 816-654-7280 or send your check made payable to Kansas City University:
Kansas City University
c/o Philanthropy and Alumni Relations’ Day of Giving campaign
1750 Independence Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64106

I am unable to make a gift at this time. How else can I get involved?

We are always looking for virtual ambassadors and volunteers to support Day of Giving! Your support on social media is valued just as much as a financial gift for Day of Giving. Please visit KCU’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn pages and use the hashtag #KCUDayofGiving to share what KCU means to you as alumni, students, and friends of the University.

Who should I contact if I have further questions about Day of Giving?

Please contact Adrianne DeWeese, Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Donor Relations, at or call 816-654-7285 to become a virtual ambassador or a sponsor, or for general questions related to KCU’s Day of Giving.