UMKC's Downtown Arts Campus Receives New Gifts


The University of Missouri-Kansas City Foundation is pleased to announce more progress in its ongoing quest to raise $48 million to support a planned Downtown Campus for the Arts, which will house UMKC’s Conservatory of Music and Dance.

Thanks to a recent $1.5 million gift from the David Beals Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, and two other recent $1 million gifts from anonymous donors, the university is only $14 million away from its goal.

“The dream of having a downtown campus for our incredible Conservatory is one that I’ve long believed in,” said UMKC Chancellor Leo E. Morton.

Peter Witte, dean of the Conservatory, expressed thanks to the David Beals Charitable Trust and other donors to the project.

“A downtown campus for the Conservatory places current and future students in the heart of a championship city. Their presence will catalyze Kansas City’s reputation as a 21st century arts hub,” Witte said. “We are truly grateful for the support of our community for this project. Thanks to the David Beals Charitable Trust and other donors, we are confident UMKC’s Downtown Arts Campus will move forward.”

Read the UMKC press release here.


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