$ 1,084,062 raised 2,635 gifts


Events

Don't miss the chance to multiply your impact, thanks to gift matching opportunities from some of our most generous donors.

Past Events


$1,000
Chancellor's Challenge
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to Chancellor Doug Girod and his wife Susan, an additional $1,000 has been contributed to KU.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Mary Loveland Challenge
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to Mary Loveland, an additional $1,000 has been contributed to KU.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
2
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Steven B. & MJ Hurt Jayhawk Career Network Match
To help coordinate career connections and networking opportunities for students and alumni at every life stage, Steven B. & MJ Hurt will match the first $25,000 in gifts to the Jayhawk Career Network.
$20,745 MATCHED
Ended
$4,450
Alumni Association Staff Challenge
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to the staff of the KU Alumni Association, an additional $4,450 has been unlocked to help advance the mission of the University of Kansas by uniting a global network of Jayhawks and increasing the value of KU degrees.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$30,000
Sears-Lavryssen Challenge for Cancer Research
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to Steve Sears and John Lavryssen, an additional $30,000 has been contributed to support a new pilot program to fight lymphoma.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Fred and Carol Logan Challenge
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to Fred and Carol Logan, an additional $1,000 has been contributed to the KU Cancer Center.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$20,000
Faculty Retention in the College Challenge
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to an anonymous donor, an additional $20,000 has been contributed to support faculty retention in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Research Excellence Initiative Challenge
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to a generous College alum, an additional $5,000 has been contributed to the Research Excellence Initiative.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
2
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Dr. Val Stella Match for Diversity & Equity
In support of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at the University of Kansas, Dr. Val Stella has generously offered to match dollar for dollar the first $10,000 in gifts to the Diversity, Inclusion, Civility and Immigration Lecture Series Fund. Double the impact of your gift today!
$4,185 MATCHED
Ended
$5,000
Jayhawk Student One Stop Challenge
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to the Solon E. Summerfield Foundation, an additional $5,000 has been contributed to the Jayhawk Student One Stop Challenge.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
2
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Senator Robert J. Dole Match
Senator Dole has graciously offered to match dollar for dollar the first $8,000 to help fund the design and construction of the Elizabeth Dole Gallery and Reading Room. Thank you for helping us celebrate public service, bipartisan discussions and the legacies of Senators Bob and Elizabeth Dole.
$7,265 MATCHED
Ended
$2,000
Oliverius Family Challenge
Challenge unlocked! Thank you to Maynard and Sarah Oliverius, an additional $2,000 has been contributed to the Elizabeth Dole Gallery and Reading Room.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$1,500
Edwards Campus Advisory Board Challenge
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to the Edwards Campus Advisory Board, an additional $1,500 has been contributed to the Edwards Campus.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Provost's Challenge for Graduate Research
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to Interim Provost Carl Lejuez, $1,000 has been contributed to graduate research.
15 / 15 Gifts
Completed
2
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Provost - Dean Student Support Match
Interim Provost Carl Lejuez and Interim Dean of Graduate Studies Audrey Lamb are encouraging support of KU graduate students by matching dollar for dollar the first $1,000 in gifts to the Graduate Studies Student Emergency Fund.
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
$1,000
Advisory Board Challenge for International Affairs
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to the International Affairs Advisory Board, an additional $1,000 has been contributed to International Affairs.
15 / 15 Gifts
Completed
2
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Advisory Board Match for International Affairs
The International Affairs Advisory Board has graciously agreed to match dollar for dollar the first $1,000 in gifts to International Affairs. Double your gift today!
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
$10,000
Christine Pederson Study Abroad Challenge
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to Christine Pederson, an additional $10,000 has been contributed to Study Abroad scholarships.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
KPR News Fund Challenge
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to an anonymous donor, an additional $1,000 has been contributed to KPR.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
2
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David Parker KPR News Match
To support KPR and its news services, David Parker has agreed to match dollar for dollar the first $4,000 in gifts to the KPR News Fund.
$4,000 MATCHED
Completed
$1,000
Raney Family Challenge
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to Patrick and Carrie Raney, an additional $1,000 has been contributed to KPR.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$30
Dean's 30 for 30 Challenge for KU Libraries
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to Dean Smith, an additional $900 has been contributed to KU Libraries.
30 / 30 Gifts
Completed
$2,000
Pruett Family Challenge for KU Libraries
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to Jim and Becky Pruett, an additional $2,000 has been contributed to KU Libraries!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
2
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Stephens Match for KU Libraries
Ken Stephens, Board of Advocates member, has agreed to match dollar for dollar the first $3,000 in gifts to KU Libraries, which supports and serves every student on campus.
$3,000 MATCHED
Completed
$1,000
Board of Advocates Challenge
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to Board of Advocates member Mendy Mitchell, an additional $1,000 has been contributed to KU Libraries.
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
2
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Ralph and Martha Gage Celebration Gift
Join Ralph and Martha as they celebrate Lied Center & Lawrence Public Schools: 25 Years in Harmony. The Gages will provide a dollar-for-dollar match for the first $1,000 in gifts to the Lied Center.
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Steve Lopes and Lois Orth-Lopes Anniversary Match
Rise to the challenge with Steve and Lois as they honor local students and teachers. Steve and Lois will match the first $500 in donations made before noon.
$500 MATCHED
Completed
$500
Janet Riley Numbers Challenge
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to Janet Riley, an additional $500 has been contributed to the Lied Center.
15 / 15 Gifts
Completed
2
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Spencer C. Duncan Make It Count Match
The Spencer C. Duncan Make It Count Project will match the first $10,500 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.
$2,490 MATCHED
Ended
$100
Natural History Museum Director's Challenge
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to Leonard Krishtalka, an additional $1,000 has been unlocked for the Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Institute.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$2,175
Natural History Museum Board Challenge
Once the Biodiversity Institute receives 30 gifts of any amount, it will unlock a $2,175 gift from the Institute's Board of Advisors.
30 / 30 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Montana Dinosaur Expedition Challenge
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to John Weltman and Cliff Atkins, an additional $10,000 has been provided to the Biodiversity Institute to support the Montana Dinosaur Dig Expedition!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
2
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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 Life Span Institute. Multiply the benefits of your gift now!
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
$500
Director's Challenge for Life Span Institute
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to Dr. John Colombo, an additional $500 has been contributed to help find impactful solutions that improve the lives of individuals from their genetic origins to their final stages of life.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$2,000
Cummings - Polizzotto Challenge for Architecture
Architecture & Design Dean’s Advisory Board Members Mike Cummings and Gino Polizzotto will contribute $2,000 if we receive 50 gifts of any amount to the school’s outstanding programs.
42 / 50 Gifts
Ended
$5,000
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Challenge for KU Business
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to Dana and Sue Anderson, an additional $5,000 has been contributed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives within the School of Business.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$3,000
Anderson Challenge for Business
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to Matt Anderson, an additional $3,000 has been contributed to the School of Business.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
2
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Faculty Research Competition Fund Match
To support retention of top faculty in the School of Business, Lindsay Olsen will match dollar for dollar the first $3,000 in gifts to the Faculty Research Competition Fund.
$3,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
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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. Take advantage of this match to double the impact of your gift!
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
$3,000
Deans Educational Scholarship Challenge
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to Dean Ginsberg and former deans Dr. Ed Meyen and Dr. Jerry Bailey, an additional $3,000 has been unlocked for the School of Education Scholarship Fund.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$2,000
Dr. Ron Koger Challenge for the School of Education Opportunity Fund
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to Dr. Ron Koger, an additional $2,000 has been contributed to the School of Education.
40 / 40 Gifts
Completed
$723
Dean's Challenge for Engineering
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to Dean Agah, an additional $723 has been contributed to the KU School of Engineering.
32 / 32 Gifts
Completed
2
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Zack & 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 Award. Help us meet this incredible match for Engineering!
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
$5,000
Peebler Family Challenge for Engineering
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to Bob and Suzie Peebler, an additional $5,000 has been contributed to the KIPP Engineering Fund.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
2
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Mechanical Engineering Board Match
Members of the Mechanical Engineering Advisory Board are offering to match dollar for dollar the first $600 in unrestricted gifts to the department.
$600 MATCHED
Completed
$203
Dean's Challenge for Health Professions
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to Dean Akinwuntan, an additional $500 has been contributed to the School of Health Professions.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$25
Dean's Challenge for Health Professions #2
We've reached 100 gifts! Now help us reach 200 or even 300! Dean Abiodun Akinwuntan will give $25 for every 10 gifts received, up to 300 gifts. Help us meet this challenge.
101 / 110 Gifts
Ended
2
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Board of Advocates Match for Health Professions
On this special day of giving, the Board of Advocates is challenging our alumni and friends to support the School of Health Professions. For every gift received, the Board will match dollar for dollar, up to $7,500, to support the incredible programs at the School of Health Professions.
$7,010 MATCHED
Ended
$1,000
Dean's Challenge for Journalism
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to Dean Brill, an additional $1,000 has been contributed to the School of Journalism & Mass Communications.
40 / 40 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Newell Family Media Workshop Challenge
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to Kevin Newell and his family, an additional $2,500 has been contributed to the Jayhawk Media Workshop.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
2
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Tom Eblen Red Pen Scholarship Match
An anonymous donor has graciously offered to match dollar for dollar the first $2,500 in gifts to the Tom Eblen "Glorious Red Pen" Scholarship. Help us meet this generous match!
$2,135 MATCHED
Ended
$5,000
Dean's Challenge for KU Law
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to Dean Mazza, an additional $5,000 has been contributed to the School of Law.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
Bob & Kim Hoffman Match
Bob & Kim Hoffman have graciously agreed to match dollar for dollar the first $1,000 in gifts made to the School of Law. Help us fulfill this matching gift opportunity.
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
$1,000
Tim Connell Challenge for KU Law
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to Tim Connell, an additional $1,000 has been contributed to the School of Law.
30 / 30 Gifts
Completed
2
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Stan & Nancy Woodworth Match for the KU Law Free Bar Prep Program
In support of the School of Law's new Free Bar Prep Program, Stan and Nancy Woodworth will provide a dollar-for-dollar match for the first $3,000 in gifts to the program.
$3,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Charles Rhoades, MD and Ann Rhoades, RN, BSN Match for Medicine
Dr. and Mrs. Charlie Rhoades have graciously stepped forward to provide a dollar-for-dollar match for the first $5,000 in gifts made to the School of Medicine. What a great way to make your gift go even further!
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Wichita Faculty Affairs & Development Match
An anonymous donor has graciously offered a dollar-for-dollar match for the first $1,000 in gifts made to help further KU School of Medicine-Wichita faculty’s professional experiences. What a wonderful opportunity to make a difference!
$200 MATCHED
Ended
2
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Wichita Family & Community Medicine Match
An anonymous donor has generously agreed to provide a dollar-for-dollar match for the first $40,000 in gifts made to the KU School of Medicine-Wichita Department of Family & Community Medicine. Help us meet this generous match!
$23,110 MATCHED
Ended
2
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Wichita Internal Medicine Match
An anonymous match of $10,000 has been created for the KU School of Medicine-Wichita Department of Internal Medicine. Gifts to the general program or the residency program will be matched dollar for dollar. Help give our internal medicine residents the best possible experiences and education possible!
$4,150 MATCHED
Ended
2
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Wichita Orthopaedic Residency Match
An anonymous match of $100,000 has been created for the KU School of Medicine-Wichita Orthopaedic Residency Program. All gifts will be matched dollar for dollar toward the purchase of an arthroscopy simulator for the residents. Let’s make the best of this challenge!
$410 MATCHED
Ended
2
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Wichita Pediatrics Match
The KU School of Medicine-Wichita Pediatrics Department has graciously offered a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $50,000, to any gift made to its department on February 20. Thank you to the Pediatrics Department for this match!
$6,492 MATCHED
Ended
2
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Wichita Surgery Residency Match
An anonymous match of $25,000 has been created for the KU School of Medicine-Wichita Surgery Residency. All gifts will be matched dollar for dollar toward the purchase of a 3D GI Mentor Simulator. Practicing on this piece of equipment will help residents pass a component in completing the Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery requirements.
$3,800 MATCHED
Ended
$1,000
Dean's Challenge for Music
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to Dean Robert Walzel and Marci Walzel, an additional $1,000 has been contributed to the School of Music!
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
2
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Holland Family Match
Zack and Melissa Holland have generously agreed to match the first $5,000 in gifts to the School of Music. Their match means your gifts have double the impact for our musical Jayhawks.
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Dean's Match 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 $500.
$500 MATCHED
Completed
$500
Michael and Kathleen Hess Challenge for Nursing
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to Michael and Kathleen Hess, an additional $500 was contributed to the School of Nursing.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$4,000
Dean's Challenge for Pharmacy
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to Dean Audus and Senior Associate Dean Hotchkiss, $4,000 has been contributed to Pharmacy scholarships.
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
Iola Pharmacy Match
KU Pharmacy graduates Bill Walden, Jeff Dieker, Jim Bauer and Travis Coffield of Iola Pharmacy will match all gifts dollar for dollar, up to $10,000, to the School of Pharmacy.
$5,455 MATCHED
Ended
$100
Sigler Challenge for Pharmacy
To encourage giving to KU Pharmacy, Jeff & Suzi Sigler of Sigler Pharmacy will match each $100 gift, up to 50 gifts, for a total of $5,000. Help us support our incredible students and faculty!
21 / 22 Gifts
Ended
$1,000
Dean's Challenge for Social Welfare
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to Dean Carney, an additional $1,000 has been contributed to the School of Social Welfare.
30 / 30 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
Elise J. Chapline Match
Elise Chapline has agreed to match dollar for dollar the first $5,000 in gifts to our innovative Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Scholars Program. Help us meet this generous match!
$2,245 MATCHED
Ended
$1,000
Senia Shields & Will H. Shields Challenge
School of Social Welfare graduate and board member Senia Shields and Will H. Shields III will contribute $1,000 once we receive 40 gifts of any amount to our cutting-edge programs.
32 / 40 Gifts
Ended
2
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Bill and Judy Docking Match
Bill and Judy Docking have generously offered to match dollar for dollar the first $5,000 in gifts in support of student opportunities at the Spencer Museum of Art. What a great way to double the impact of your gift for our deserving students!
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
$2,000
Friends of the Art Museum Board Challenge
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to current and former Friends of the Art Museum, an additional $2,000 has been contributed in support of student opportunities at the Spencer.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$200
Dr. David Ambler Challenge for Student Affairs
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to David Ambler, $200 has been contributed to Student Affairs.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
2
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Joe Hewitt Memorial Match
In memory of Joe Hewitt, the Hewitt Family has generously agreed to match dollar for dollar the first $5,000 in gifts to Audio-Reader. Double the impact of your gift today!
$4,755 MATCHED
Ended
$1,000
Audio-Reader Development Committee Challenge
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to the Audio-Reader Development Committee, an additional $1,000 has been unlocked to support this important reading and information service for blind, visually impaired, and print disabled individuals.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
2
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The Reader's Match
Janis Hutchinson will match the first $100 in honor of our volunteers and listeners.
$100 MATCHED
Completed
$250
Austin Family Challenge
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to the Austin Family, an additional $250 has been contributed to Audio-Reader.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
2
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Mark & Sandra Praeger Match
Dr. Mark & Sandra Praeger will match the first $250 in gifts to Audio-Reader. Double the impact of your gift today!
$250 MATCHED
Completed
Success!
Kala Mays Stroup 1 to 4 Match for Honors
Thanks to Kala Mays Stroup (c‘59, g’64, ‘74), an additional $50,000 has been contributed to KU Honors.
Completed
$1,500
Provost's Challenge for Undergraduate Research
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to Interim Provost Carl Lejuez, an additional $1,500 has been contributed to undergraduate research.
15 / 15 Gifts
Completed
2
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Jack and Sandi McInteer Match for University Press
Jack and Sandi McInteer have agreed to match the first $1,000 in gifts made to University Press of Kansas. Double the impact of your gift today!
$400 MATCHED
Ended
2
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Teresa Hanna Match
To assist outstanding KU women in fulfilling their educational and career goals, Teresa "Tree" Hanna will match the first $1,000 in gifts to the KU Women for KU Women Fund.
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
Success!
Facebook Contest
Congrats to Facebook contest winners Shelli Rettig, Mary Smarsh Edwards, Brandy Edwards, Jacy J. Hurst and Dee Dee Griffith Barratt! An additional $500 has been contributed to KU!
Completed
Success!
Instagram Contest
Congrats to Donovan Miller, Roy Ricaldi and Jake Reitz, winners of this year's Instragram challenge!
Completed
Success!
Twitter Hashtag Challenge
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to your help spreading #OneDayOneKU, $5,000 has been donated to KU scholarships.
Completed