One Day. One KU.

 

One Day. One KU. was a tremendous success! In just 24 hours, thousands of Jayhawks came together to support the University of Kansas — especially on social media. We are thrilled to announce that more than $1.7 million was raised for programs and initiatives across all five campuses! These gifts will have a lasting impact on our university community. Thank you, Jayhawk Nation!

 

If you didn't get a chance to make a gift and would still like to support the University of Kansas, please visit kuendowment.org/givenow. Gifts are accepted 365 days a year. Rock Chalk!

Donors by State
Rank State Donors
1 KS 2106
2 MO 229
3 TX 86
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KU Endowment Board of Trustees Match
Recognizing the importance of funding to address strategic opportunities and initiatives at KU, members of the Trustee Executive and Development committees have generously offered to match dollar for dollar all gifts made to the Greater KU Fund, up to $50,000. Your support for this critical funding will provide resources in support of the university’s highest priorities and greatest educational opportunities.
$50,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Garlinghouse Match for Jayhawk Career Network
To support the incredible opportunities provided for students and alumni through the Jayhawk Career Network, Brad Garlinghouse will match all gifts, up to $50,000! Double the impact of your gift today and enhance access to career resources, jobs, events, programming and connections for every stage of a Jayhawk's career.
$22,230 MATCHED
Ended
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Arlo and Dixie Schurle 3 to 1 Match for Honors
Thanks to Arlo and Dixie Schurle, an additional $50,000 has been contributed to KU Honors.
Completed
$20,000
Gattermeir - Bruening Challenge for Alzheimer's Disease Center
Challenge unlocked! An additional $20,000 has been contributed to the Alzheimer's Disease Center thanks to Peter and Barbara Gattermeir and Richard and Jane Bruening.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
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Research Excellence Initiative Match
To help Jayhawks in the College discover the transformative power of research, members of the College Board of Advisors will match all gifts to the Research Excellence Initiative, up to $20,000!
$5,710 MATCHED
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$10,000
Chancellor's Challenge for Jayhawk Student Support
Challenge unlocked! An additional $10,000 has been contributed to the Jayhawk Student Support fund.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$12,500
Courtwright Challenge for Undergraduate Research
Challenge unlocked! An additional $12,500 has been contributed to Undergraduate Research Excellence.
15 / 15 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Chancellor's Challenge for Student Achievement
Challenge unlocked! An additional $10,000 has been contributed to the Jayhawk Student Support fund.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
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Kansas City Southern Match for Alzheimer's Disease Center
Kansas City Southern is matching all gifts dollar for dollar, up to $15,000, for the Alzheimer’s Disease Center. Double the impact of your gift today!
$15,000 MATCHED
Completed
$12,500
Journalism Scholarships Challenge
Challenge unlocked! An additional $12,500 has been contributed to School of Journalism and Mass Communications Scholarships.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Christine Pederson Study Abroad Challenge
Challenge unlocked! An additional $10,000 has been contributed to support students studying abroad.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
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Faculty Research Competition Fund Challenge
Bob and Jan FitzSimmons will match all gifts in support of the School of Business Faculty Research Competition Fund, up to $10,000.
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
$10,000
Sears – Lavryssen Challenge for Cancer Research
Challenge met! $10,000 has been unlocked for the KU Cancer Center. Thank you to Stephen Sears and John Lavryssen!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
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Spencer C. Duncan Make It Count Match
The Spencer C. Duncan Make It Count Project will match the first $10,000 in gifts made to the Spencer C. Duncan Make It Count Scholarship. Please help us recognize those student veterans who have excelled in their military service and who have unmet financial needs.
$1,740 MATCHED
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Senator Robert J. Dole Match
Senator Dole has graciously offered to match dollar for dollar the first $8,000 in support of the Tribute to Veterans Gala. Thank you for helping us celebrate our veterans with your gift to this special event that promotes public service and honors the legacies of Senators Bob and Elizabeth Dole.
$7,100 MATCHED
Ended
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Advisory Board Match for Women Philanthropists for KU
The Advisory Board of the Women Philanthropists for KU is challenging you to help provide resources for deserving KU women students by matching all gifts, up to $5,000, to the KU Women for KU Women Fund.
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Advancing Women in Science Initiative Match
Members of the Natural History Museum Board of Advisors will match all gifts, up to $2,750, to our Advancing Women in Science Initiative.
$2,750 MATCHED
Completed
$5,000
School of Nursing Supporters Challenge
Challenge unlocked! An additional $5,000 has been contributed to the School of Nursing.
35 / 35 Gifts
Completed
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Advisory Board Match for International Affairs
The International Affairs Advisory Board has graciously agreed to match dollar for dollar, up to $3,000, all gifts made to International Affairs.
$3,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Holland Family Matching Challenge for Music
Zack and Melissa Holland have graciously agreed to match all gifts up to $5,000 to the School of Music. Double the impact of your gift and support the musical arts at KU!
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Annie Merriam Match for the Dole Institute
Having enjoyed the Tribute to Veterans Gala many times with her late husband Dan, Annie Merriam is pleased to match all gifts, up to $2,500, in support of the Tribute to Veterans Gala. Thank you for helping us celebrate our veterans and secure funds to continue this special event that promotes public service and honors our service members of past and present.
$2,500 MATCHED
Completed
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Anonymous Match for Social Welfare
An anonymous donor will match all gifts to the School of Social Welfare, up to $1,000.
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
$2,500
Audio-Reader Book Challenge
Challenged unlocked! An additional $2,500 has been contributed to Audio-Reader in memory of Wayne Morris.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
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Bev and George Wilson Match for KU Libraries
Bev and George Wilson have generously agreed to match all gifts to KU Libraries, up to $5,000.
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
$500
Blair and Nick Schneider Challenge for Kansas Geological Survey
Challenge unlocked! An additional $500 has been contributed to earth science teaching toolkits.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$5,500
Board Challenge for Spencer Museum of Art
Challenge unlocked! An additional $5,500 has been contributed to the Spencer Museum of Art.
55 / 55 Gifts
Completed
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Board of Advocates Challenge for Health Professions
The Board of Advocates will match all gifts to the School of Health Professions, up to $3,400.
$3,400 MATCHED
Completed
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Bob and Kim Hoffman Match for KU Law
Bob and Kim Hoffman will match all gifts to KU Law, up to $2,000!
$2,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Bowser Family Matching Challenge
Tom and Judy Bowser have graciously agreed to match all gifts up to $2,000 to the School of Music. Double the impact of your gift and support the musical arts at KU!
$2,000 MATCHED
Completed
$1,000
Carol Lightner Challenge for Social Welfare
Challenge unlocked! An additional $1,000 has been contributed to the School of Social Welfare.
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$30
Dean’s 30 for 30 Challenge for KU Libraries
Challenge unlocked! An additional $900 has been contributed to the KU Libraries.
30 / 30 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Chad Leat Challenge for the Center for Sexuality & Gender Diversity
Challenge unlocked! An additional $2,500 has been contributed to the Center for Sexuality & Gender Diversity.
$2,500 / $2,500 Raised
Completed
$4,500
Chuck and Mary Ladesich Loveland Student Leadership Award Challenge
Challenge unlocked! An additional $4,500 has been contributed to Scholarship Hall Scholarships.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
College Opportunity Fund Challenge
Challenge unlocked! An additional $5,000 has been contributed to the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Opportunity Fund.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
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Courtwright Match for Undergraduate Research
We’ve reached 15 gifts for undergraduate research! Alumni David (c’74) and Chris (c'83, j'83) Courtwright are now matching all gifts to the Courtwright Award for Undergraduate Research Excellence up to $7,500. Double the impact of your gift today in support of undergraduate students today!
$7,500 MATCHED
Completed
$1,000
Craig Jackson Challenge for Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Challenge unlocked! An additional $1,000 has been contributed to the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.
15 / 15 Gifts
Completed
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David Parker Match for KPR
KPR supporter, David Parker, has graciously agreed to match all gifts to the new transmitter tower, up to $5,328!
$5,328 MATCHED
Completed
$300
Dean Akinwuntan Family Challenge for Health Professions
Challenge unlocked! An additional $300 has been contributed to the School of Health Professions.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Adams Challenge for Social Welfare
Challenge unlocked! An additional $1,000 has been contributed to Social Welfare.
40 / 40 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Dean's Challenge for Education
Challenge unlocked! An additional $1,000 has been contributed to the School of Education Opportunity Fund.
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$1,644
Dean's Challenge for Engineering
Challenge unlocked! An additional $1,644 has been contributed to the School of Engineering.
16 / 16 Gifts
Completed
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Dean's Challenge for J-School
Dean Brill will match the first $1,000 in donations that are received toward the Kansas Editors Endowed Partnership fund. Your gift will help sustain the rich tradition of the University Daily Kansan and support the student journalists who carry forward this legacy.
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
$5,000
Dean's Challenge for KU Law
Challenge unlocked! An additional $5,000 has been contributed to KU Law.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Dean's Challenge for Music
Challenge unlocked! An additional $1,000 has been contributed to the School of Music.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
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Dean's Challenge for Nursing
In support of our students and programs, Dean Maliski has generously offered to match dollar for dollar all gifts to the School of Nursing, up to $750.
$750 MATCHED
Completed
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Dean's Challenge for Pharmacy
In support of our students and their exemplary work in our communities, Dean Ragan will match all gifts to our greatest need fund, up to $5,000!
$4,715 MATCHED
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$1,000
Director’s Challenge for the Spencer Museum of Art
Challenge unlocked! An additional $1,000 has been contributed to the Spencer Museum of Art.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
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School of Medicine Anatomy Lab Renovation Match
Proud alumni Gautham Reddy, MD (‘97) and Rebecca Reddy, MD (‘98) will match all gifts, up to $2,000, to the School of Medicine Anatomy Lab Renovation.
$2,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Executive Dean’s Match for School of Medicine Scholarships
To support students at the KU School of Medicine, Executive Dean Dr. Akinlolu Ojo will match all gifts, up to $1,000, to the School of Medicine Scholarship Fund.
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Dean's Match for School of Medicine-Salina
Dean Moser will match all gifts, up to $1,000, in support of student professional development. The funds will be used to help support student memberships to professional medical organizations as well as the registration and travel/lodging to attend organized medical annual meetings in Kansas. Funds will also support attendance at student and resident meetings.
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
$1,000
Dean’s Challenge for Social Welfare
Challenge unlocked! An additional $1,000 has been contributed to the School of Social Welfare.
30 / 30 Gifts
Completed
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Dean’s Match for Business
Dean Fields has generously offered to match dollar for dollar the first $1,000 in gifts to the School of Business.
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
$1,000
Director's Challenge for Kansas Geological Survey
Challenge unlocked! An additional $1,000 has been contributed to Kansas Geological Survey.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$500
Director's Challenge for Life Span Institute
Challenge unlocked! An additional $500 has been contributed to Life Span Institute.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
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Director's Match for Kansas Biological Survey
Kansas Biological Survey Director, Sara Baer, will match all gifts, up to $2,000!
$2,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Director's Match for Life Span Institute
Life Span Institute Director Dr. John Colombo will match dollar for dollar the first $1,000 in gifts to the Juniper Gardens Children's Project.
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Director's Match for Monarch Watch
Monarch Watch Director Chip Taylor will match all gifts, up to $2,000. Double the impact of your gift today and support our mission to restore habitats for monarchs and native pollinators.
$2,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Don Green Match for Engineering Diversity Programs
Emeritus Distinguished Professor Don Green has committed to match all gifts, up to $1,000, to School of Engineering diversity programs. Help us meet this generous match from someone who has inspired hundreds of Jayhawk engineers!
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Donna Sweet Internal Medicine Match
An anonymous donor will match all gifts, up to $25,000, to the Donna Sweet, MD Internal Medicine Fund.
$25,000 MATCHED
Completed
$1,000
Dr. Roy and Linda Jensen Challenge for KU Cancer Center
Challenge unlocked! An additional $1,000 has been contributed to the KU Cancer Center.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Educational Opportunity Program Challenge
An anonymous donor has agreed to contribute $1,000 when we receive 10 gifts of any amount to the Jerry Bailey Educational Opportunity Fund.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$1,750
Edwards Campus Advisory Board Challenge
Challenge unlocked! An additional $1,750 has been contributed to the Edwards Campus.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
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Elise J. Chapline Challenge for Social Welfare
Elise Chapline has agreed to match dollar for dollar the first $1,500 in gifts to our innovative Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Scholars Program.
$1,500 MATCHED
Completed
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Family and Community Medicine Match
To support the incredible work being done at the Department of Family and Community Medicine, an anonymous donor will match all gifts dollar for dollar, up to $40,000.
$38,155 MATCHED
Ended
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Gomar Bar Exam Support Match
Luis Gomar will match all gifts, up to $2,500, for KU Law's Bar Exam Student Support fund.
$2,500 MATCHED
Completed
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In Honor of Audio-Reader Volunteers Match
In recognition Audio-Reader's incredible volunteers, an anonymous donor will match all gifts, up to $1,000!
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
$1,000
J-School Ambassador Challenge
Challenge unlocked! An additional $1,000 has been contributed to the J-School Ambassador fund.
15 / 15 Gifts
Completed
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Jayhawk Student Support Fund Match
An anonymous donor will match all gifts to the Jayhawk Student Support Fund, up to $1,000! Make your gift today and immediately double its impact!
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Jeff and Mary Weinberg Match
Jeff and Mary Weinberg have graciously agreed to match dollar for dollar, up to $2,500, gifts in support of student opportunities at the Spencer Museum of Art.
$2,500 MATCHED
Completed
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Jo Ann Myers Match for KPR
KPR supporter, Jo Ann Myers, has graciously agreed to match all gifts to the new transmitter tower, up to $3,000!
$3,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Kala Mays Stroup H.O.P.E. Award Match
Proud KU alumna Kala Mays Stroup (c‘59, g’64, ‘74) is challenging her fellow alumni and friends to support the Class of 1959 H.O.P.E. Award and its proud tradition of being the only teaching excellence award at KU bestowed exclusively by students. Kala will match all gifts to the H.O.P.E. Award, up to $5,000, to ensure it remains a significant part of KU.
$3,922 MATCHED
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$1,000
Kearney Family Bibliophile Challenge for Audio-Reader
When Audio-Reader receives 10 gifts of any amount, Melinda and Tom Kearney will donate $1,000 in honor of fellow bibliophiles.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
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Let It Grow Sensory Garden Match for Audio-Reader
Melinda and Tom Kearney will match all gifts to Audio-Reader, up to $1,000!
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Lopes Family Match for the Lied Center
Join Steve Lopes and Lois Orth–Lopes as they commit to performing arts outreach across the state of Kansas. Steve and Lois will match donations to the Lied Center's Lied Across Kansas program, up to $2,000.
$2,000 MATCHED
Completed
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McKnight Fund Match for Wichita Department of Psychiatry
Rachel Brown, Professor and Chair of the KUSM-Wichita Department of Psychiatry will match all gifts, up to $1,000, to the Jarrett McKnight Fund for Suicide Prevention.
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Medicinal Chemistry Research Challenge
Dr. Robert Hanzlik will match all gifts, up to $5,000, to provide unrestricted support for medicinal chemistry students.
$1,250 MATCHED
Ended
$2,000
Melinda Mitchell Challenge for KU Libraries
Challenge unlocked! An additional $2,000 has been contributed to KU Libraries.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Moodie Family Challenge for Health, Sport and Exercise Sciences
Challenge unlocked! An additional $1,000 has been contributed to the Health, Sport and Exercise Sciences Department.
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
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Passport Fund Match
Brad Korell and Justin McNulty are matching all gifts to the Passport Fund program, up to $1,000, to support Jayhawks beginning their study abroad journey. Double the impact of your gift to KU students who seek to experience new countries and cultures.
$605 MATCHED
Ended
$1,000
Ralph and Martha Gage Challenge for the Lied Center
Challenge unlocked! An additional $1,000 has been contributed to the Lied Center Kansas Expansion.
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Raney Family Challenge for KPR
Challenge unlocked! An additional $1,000 has been contributed to the new KPR transmitter tower.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
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Research Expeditions Initiative Match
Thanks to Director Leonard Krishtalka and members of the Natural History Museum Advisory Board, all gifts, up to $2,350, will be matched dollar for dollar in support of our Research Expeditions Initiative.
$2,350 MATCHED
Completed
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Richard and Jani Flynn Match for the Lied Center
Rise to the challenge with Richard and Jani Flynn as they commit to sending the performing arts across Kansas. Richard and Jani will match all donations made before noon, up to $1,000!
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
$1,000
School of Education Scholarships Challenge
Challenge unlocked! An additional $1,000 has been contributed to the School of Education Scholarships Fund.
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
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School of Music Match
An anonymous donor will match all gifts, up to $1,000, to the School of Music.
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
$8,100
Science Outreach Challenge
Challenge unlocked! Thank you to Steven W. Hill, Don and Kay Brada, and Tom and Jan C. Hardy, an additional $8,100 has been contributed to the Natural History Museum Science Outreach fund.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
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Scotty Dog Special Request Match for Audio-Reader
The Kearney family will match all gifts, up to $1,000, in honor of special requests for animal lovers.
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
$1,000
Sight Through Sound Challenge for Audio-Reader
Challenge unlocked! An additional $1,000 has been contributed to Audio-Reader!
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Special Education Department Challenge
Challenge unlocked! An additional $1,000 has been contributed to the Department of Special Education.
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Sport Management Director’s Board Challenge
Challenge unlocked! An additional $1,000 has been contributed to the Sport Management Program.
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Stephen Grabow Scholarship "Dandelion Flower" Challenge
Challenge unlocked! An additional $1,000 has been contributed to the Grabow Scholarship.
5 / 5 Gifts
Completed
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Stephens Challenge for KU Libraries
KU alumnus Ken Stephens will match all gifts to KU Libraries, up to $1,000.
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Twitter Hashtag Challenge
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to your help spreading #OneDayOneKU, $5,000 has been contributed to support Jayhawk students.
Completed
$1,000
Vice Chancellor's Challenge for Kansas Biological Survey
Challenge unlocked! An additional $1,000 has been provided to the Kansas Biological Survey.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
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Vice Chancellor's Match for Kansas Geological Survey
Vice Chancellor for Research, Simon Atkinson, will match all gifts to the Kansas Geological Survey, up to $1,000!
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
$500
Vice Provost’s Challenge for Graduate Studies
Challenge unlocked! An additional $500 has been contributed to the Graduate Studies Student Emergency Fund.
30 / 30 Gifts
Completed
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Wayne Morris Homegrown Kansans Match for Audio-Reader
Melinda and Tom Kearney will match all gifts, up to $2,000, in honor of small-town newspapers.
$2,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Wayne Morris Memorial Match for Audio-Reader
The Kearney family will match all gifts, up to $2,500, to Audio-Reader in memory of Wayne Morris.
$2,500 MATCHED
Completed
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Wichita General Surgery Match
An anonymous donor will match all gifts, up to $10,000, to the Wichita General Surgery Fund for the support and growth of the program and Surgical Skills Simulation Lab.
$3,750 MATCHED
Ended
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Wichita Internal Medicine Match
An anonymous donor will match all gifts to the Wichita Internal Medicine Residency Program, up to $12,500.
$10,575 MATCHED
Ended
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Wichita OBGYN Match
Dr. Kent Bradley has graciously agreed to match all gifts, up to $5,000, to the Wichita Educational Resources OBGYN Fund.
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
$5,000
Wichita Pediatrics Challenge
Challenge unlocked! An additional $5,000 has been contributed to the Department of Pediatrics.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
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Wichita Pediatrics Match
An anonymous donor will match all gifts to any Pediatrics fund, up to $20,000! Make your gift today and immediately double its impact!
$8,288 MATCHED
Ended
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Zack and Melissa Holland Match for Engineering
Zack Holland '97 and Melissa Holland have generously offered to match dollar for dollar the first $5,000 in gifts to the Don Green Faculty Fellowship. Help us meet this incredible match for Engineering!
$2,050 MATCHED
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