Wanted: $10 million more for UMKC’s downtown arts campus - KC Star
“Anonymous” was the big donor, committing $3 million in the latest fundraising round for the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s proposed downtown campus for the arts.
That recently announced commitment was joined by $1 million from the R. Crosby Kemper Charitable Trust and Foundation and $500,000 from the Francis Family Foundation, contingent on the school receiving matching funds from the state.
The newest gifts bring UMKC to $38 million of the $48 million it needs to raise from private sources by June 30. That’s the deadline to apply for state funds to cover the remainder of the $96 million project that aims to build a new Conservatory of Music and Dance.