Give to CUKC

Advancing Academic Success One Donation at a Time

Building Your Legacy Today with CUKC

Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) is a community of thinkers, learners, and leaders, committed to better health for all. We are grateful for our supporters, which include alumni, philanthropic organizations, friends of the University, community organizations, and corporate partners, all of whom contribute to the mission of educating leaders in health promotion. Thank you for your support of our important work.

Whether your donations fund scholarships, enhance the learning environment, or enable CUKC students to get the most out of their education by opening doors to new clinical experiences, you share our commitment to healthcare. You put your trust in CUKC, and we are committed to being good stewards of your generosity. The University could not continue to grow and innovate without your support.

Invest in the Future of CUKC

Your choice to give to CUKC is an important step of which CUKC is honored to be a part. Whether you choose to be a part of campus improvements or establishing a scholarship, your gift impacts not only the University, but also the lives of students and the communities where they live and work. CUKC thanks you for choosing to be a part of the education and development of leaders in health promotion.

Thank you for considering a gift to CUKC and participating in our journey toward excellence. Take action now and identify one or more options that resonate with your passion and values. Your support will go far in shaping the leaders of tomorrow, and making a meaningful impact in the world. Together, we can create a brighter future through education. Donate today and be a catalyst for change!


Scholarships are a lifeline for many deserving students who aspire to pursue higher education but face financial challenges. Your scholarship gift can provide access to quality education, empowering students to achieve their academic goals, unlock their potential, and create a better future for themselves and their families.

Planned Gifts

Becoming a partner today in CUKC’s future, takes planning. Learn how friends of CUKC have made an impact through the generosity of a lifetime gift. Discover gift options that provide tax and income benefits that will meet the goals of your planning.

There are several opportunities to consider, a bequest in a will or trust, a charitable trust, or a beneficiary designation are just a few of the ways to show your support. To learn more about available planned gifts options, contact the Office of Advancement at CUKC to explore your options.

General Fund

The general fund is the heartbeat of our institution. It provides critical support to areas of greatest need, allowing us to respond to unforeseen challenges, seize emerging opportunities, and maintain the highest standards of excellence in education. Your gift to the general fund gives us the flexibility to address immediate needs, invest in innovative programs, and provide a transformative educational experience for our students.

Memorial and Tribute Gifts

Making a gift to CUKC is a wonderful way to memorialize someone’s life. If you have a loved one who has been impacted by CUKC, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor your loved one or celebrate special occasions such as a birthday. Read more here.

Gifts in kind

Gifts in kind are unique and valuable contributions that go beyond monetary donations. They can be tangible items such as equipment, books, or technology that enrich the learning environment and enhance the educational experience of our students. Your gift in kind can have a direct and tangible impact, providing resources that would not be available otherwise. This can help us create a dynamic and vibrant campus that inspires creativity, curiosity, and exploration. Click here to read about one such gift.


CUKC Mission Trips are an integral part of global engagement and the social responsibility of our institution. Mission trips provide opportunities for students and faculty to serve communities in need, learn about diverse cultures, and develop leadership skills. Support for mission trips can help cover travel expenses, provide supplies, and enable more students and faculty to participate in these life-changing experiences. Donations empower CUKC students to become compassionate leaders equipped to tackle complex global challenges.

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) 

CUKC has a remarkable opportunity with the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant offered by the state of Kansas. Between now and September 2024, CUKC can receive a match of $1 for every $3 raised. To receive this funding, the University must raise $1 million by that September deadline. This could result in a combined $1.4 million or more coming to CUKC. You may request that your donation be directed exclusively to the ARPA grant

Employer Matching

Does your company offer donation matching? Your gift could double in size instantly, and be directed to the area of your choosing at CUKC. The Cleveland College Foundation Fund, Inc. is a 501c(3) not-for-profit organization with the purpose of sustaining the University’s rich history, while helping advance its future through the financial support of the CUKC mission of education, scholarship, and service. All gifts to the Foundation make a difference and are tax-deductible (please consult with your tax advisor).