CAS Director of Development and Gift Planning

Jason Elliott
Scofield Hall
711 E 51st Street
Kansas City, MO 6110
Ph: 816-235-5776
Fx: 816-235-5191

Greatest Needs

One of the best ways you can help the College of Arts and Sciences is by donating to particular projects that need immediate funding. Every gift makes a difference, because it touches hundreds of diverse efforts to enhance academic excellence. We depend on your financial help to respond quickly to technology changes and attract the best and brightest students and faculty.


Scholarships, both need- and merit-based, allow many CAS students to achieve their dreams. Funds are also available to assist students with emergencies, conference travel and other UMKC-related expenses. Your contributions ensure that we are able to attract and retain the brightest minds.

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Make a gift that impacts hundreds of CAS students and faculty by investing in our cutting-edge programs. One of our biggest needs is updating outdated and worn-out technology. The College is especially dedicated to regular improvements within our standardized classrooms and laboratories. The overall technology upgrades are costly but also an essential ingredient for our College to remain as successful as it is.

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The College is dedicated to attracting and retaining nationally recognized faculty. And potential students are attracted to strong programs that have experienced and engaged faculty. Contributions to an endowed chair or professorship allow us to draw the attention of the best academic minds in the country. Not only does your gift help strengthen existing programs, it also creates new opportunities for students. Adding more outstanding faculty members is essential to our growth.

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Support renovation and construction projects that allow the College to maintain state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories. Modern facilities and updated technology and equipment are crucial factors in recruiting and retaining top students and faculty. Your gift allows us to create short-term and long-term improvement strategies.

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