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 will provide immediate assistance to students who have urgent needs caused by the pandemic; support additional scholarship assistance for incoming and returning students; accelerate innovative programming and technology to enhance our students' learning experiences; and enhance our 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

Visit: https://community.kcumb.edu/covid19gift
or
Text: KCUCOVID to 41444
or
Mail:
Kansas City University
Office of Institutional Advancement
1750 Independence Avenue
Kansas City, MO  64106

Should you have questions, please contact the KCU Office of Institutional Advancement at alumni@kcumb.edu or call (816) 654-7279.

We invite you to join our private KCU Alumni COVID-19 Facebook page.

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.