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The UCM Alumni Foundation mission is to cultivate, manage and distribute resources in support of the University of Central Missouri. Support provided through philanthropic gifts help us achieve our mission, ultimately transforming the lives of UCM students by creating opportunities for them beyond what they imagined possible.


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Give Online

Make an impact immediately by donating online through our secure gift processing portal. 


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Curious about what the pressing needs at UCM are? UCMGives is the official crowdfunding platform for the University of Central Missouri and serves as a tool for departments and programs to share their projects with alumni and donors. 

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Giving Societies

The UCM Alumni Foundation honors generous donors and their commitment to the University of Central Missouri through recognition in the four distinct giving societies.

  • Founders Society - recognizes donors who have contributed $25,000 or more cumulative in their lifetime to the UCM Alumni Foundation, through outright gifts or documented planned gift intentions.
  • 1871 Society - gifts of $1,000 or more annually to the Central Annual Fund, either outright or via smaller monthly contributions, grant donors membership into the 1871 Society. 
  • Cap & Gown Society - recognizes current full-time or part-time undergraduate and/or graduate students who make a gift of $10 or more.
  • Heritage Society - recognizes those donors who have included the University of Central Missouri in their final wishes through documentation of a planned gift intention. 

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We know that your philanthropy is a personal expression of your values and want to help you align your passions with the needs of the University of Central Missouri. Review the current priorities of the UCM Alumni Foundation that will enhance UCM's mission of disseminating knowledge that transforms students into leaders who possess the aptitudes, skills and confidence to succeed. 

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Ways to Give

Whether you would like to mail a check, set up a charitable gift annuity or donate your car, there are unlimited giving methods available for individuals, businesses and foundations interested in making philanthropic gifts to the University of Central Missouri. Learn more about all the ways to make a gift. If you prefer to connect with a member of our team, we will gladly meet with you one-on-one to discuss your philanthropic goals. To connect with us, simply call 660-543-8000 or email



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