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You can make a difference.

Your gift to the Conservatory supports students and faculty as they pursue excellence. Your support allows us to present innovative programs and new initiatives furthering our students and the performing arts in Kansas City and beyond – keeping us lively.

Gift Opportunities

Thank you for considering supporting the UMKC Conservatory. Here are a few areas that will help the Conservatory most.

You create a world of possibilities when you give to the Conservatory Dean's Opportunity Fund. Each year the school discovers new and unanticipated opportunities that can profoundly affect students. It might be a chance for students to perform at le poison rouge in New York City or a chance to hire an internationally known guest artist.

Your gift to the Dean’s Opportunity Fund can make sure the Conservatory can take advantage of these transformative opportunities by providing flexibility and readily available resources.

Give to the Dean's Opportunity Fund

 

Contact Mark Mattison in the Conservatory development office at mattisonm@umkcfoundation.org to learn more about starting an endowed scholarship.

Scholarships and endowments make the hopes and dreams of students a reality. Your gift can make the difference for many students in whether they are able to attend UMKC, both immediately and in the future.

Not only do scholarship dollars allow the Conservatory to offer competitive compensation packages to prospective students, they are also a critical part of recruitment and retention.

A scholarship endowment of $25,000 or more will transform lives forever.

Please join a growing group of contributors dedicated to the success of our students.

View a list of current scholarships

Contact Mark Mattison in the Conservatory development office at mattisonm@umkcfoundation.org to learn more about starting an endowed scholarship.

Create a legacy at the Conservatory that makes a lasting impact for generations to come. Endowed faculty positions support the work of the world's preeminent performers and teachers. Chairs and professorships may bear the name of the donor or another individual and are considered the most prestigious of all appointments.

Endowed faculty positions attract and retain the most acclaimed talent. As a donor, you may create endowed positions for a particular instrument or area, or you may choose to leave the position open to support the most deserving candidate.

Because an endowment creates its own funding stream, endowed chairs and professorships are not affected by ever-declining state appropriations. The single best way to continue attracting faculty of the highest caliber to the Conservatory is with an endowed faculty position.

Contact Mark Mattison in the Conservatory development office at mattisonm@umkcfoundation.org to learn more about starting an endowed scholarship.

Including the UMKC Conservatory in your estate is a thoughtful way to ensure future support for our talented students and faculty. Your estate can establish an endowment for scholarships, faculty support or program enhancement — whatever you choose!

Find out more about Estate Gifts to UMKC.

Contact Mark Mattison in the Conservatory development office at mattisonm@umkcfoundation.org to learn more about starting an endowed scholarship.