KCU's COVID-19 Response Fund
Alumni and friends have reached out to ask how COVID-19 has affected the community of KCU. They have asked, “How can I help?”
Moved by this spirit of generosity and desire to support KCU's mission during this extraordinary time, the University has established KCU's COVID-19 Response Fund.
Your gifts to this fund provide immediate assistance to students who have urgent need due to the COVID-19 pandemic or other hardship. You are providing additional scholarship assistance for incoming and returning students; innovative programming and technology to improve our students' learning experiences; and an enhanced academic program with a professor of virology and microbiology. Your investment is crucial now.
KCU will be here for the students who want to become the health professionals and osteopathic physicians for the future.
How To Give
Text: KCUCOVID to 41444
Kansas City University
Office of Institutional Advancement
1750 Independence Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64106
To learn more about KCU’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic visit: https://www.kcumb.edu/coronavirus.
What Your Gifts Will Do
Create New Scholarships
Help students begin or return to their studies in osteopathic medical education, psychology or science. Incoming students have already expressed unprecedented need and are requesting more than we traditionally offer first-year students. Returning students have experienced extraordinary financial hardships.
Ensure Urgent or Emergency Needs of Students are Met with Financial Support
As this pandemic continues to affect our students’ lives, this fund allows KCU to respond to many unforeseen emergency needs to help our students. Funds for this kind of need are very limited.
Allow Students to Learn in New Ways through Innovative Technology
Your gifts will purchase important and innovative technology, allowing students to access educational environments in new ways. Some students need special software and equipment. Faculty must accelerate virtual reality capabilities for delivery of education for students. Third- and fourth-year medical students must have virtual clinical instruction. Special technology and equipment is essential.
Establish a Virology/Microbiology Professorship
KCU intends to add a professor of Virology and Microbiology who will teach in the College of Osteopathic Medicine and College of Biosciences. This will better equip our students to address the impact of health care threats such as COVID-19 as they prepare to practice medicine or work in other health care professions.