Homepage

About Us

The Office of Philanthropy is the fundraising arm of the University of Kentucky. Charged with furthering the university’s mission and vision, the philanthropy staff works with faculty, students, programs, colleges and administration to identify the university’s top priorities. Then, it connects the university to the people, corporations and foundations who can make their dreams a reality.

Kentucky Can: The 21st Century Campaign

Kentucky Can bring hope to those in need and in pain.
Kentucky Can equip the new leaders who will show us the way.
Kentucky Can find answers to the biggest questions we face.
Kentucky Can work harder, reach higher and dream bigger for the future of our institution, our students and our state.

UK has launched a $2.1 billion campaign to tackle these challenges by improving opportunities for student success, funding innovative research, improving healthcare for all Kentuckians, strengthening our alumni network and supporting our athletics programs. It is an historic effort, but one that we can accomplish with your help.

Together, we will show the world what Kentucky Can do.

LEARN MORE ABOUT KENTUCKY CAN

Impact Stories

lab-research

Research

UK One of Four Sites Chosen for Opioid Research
VIEW STORY
brad-wilson

Student Success

Wilson Uses UK Education to Give Back
VIEW STORY
UK-health-care

UK HealthCare

UK Hospital, Markey Cancer Center Ranked Among Best
VIEW STORY
rainee-terrell

Scholarships

Scholarship Changed Her Family's Lives
VIEW STORY
jeramiah-smith

Endowment

Salamanders May Hold Key to Human Regeneration  
VIEW STORY

What Are You Passionate About

When we combine forces, we can achieve anything. What will you make happen at the University of Kentucky?

UK Philanthropy News

Wildcarts Increase Mobility on Campus
An anonymous gift supplied UK two handicap-accessible golf carts, enabling students with physical limitations to more easily navigate campus, especially in inclement weather.
Rosenberg Gives $20M for College of Law's Future
In the third largest gift in university history, alumnus J. David Rosenberg, and his wife Dianne, gave $20 million to the UK College of Law. In return, UK is naming the school in their honor.
Recent Graduate Establishes 2 Scholarships for Students
Samantha Eversole knew how much her mother valued education and supporting her community. When her mother died after Samantha graduated UK in 2018, she created two scholarships in UK Student Support Services.
Shannon_Anna_Corley

Why I Give

"We wanted our sister and daughter Shannon's legacy and her love for the university to continue through her scholarship, and we wanted to give students from our hometown the same opportunities we had been given."

-Shiela Corley '92 and Anna Corley

Read more

What's Your Connection to UK?

Reggie_Thomas

COMMUNITY GIVING

Kentucky has very poor health rankings. We want to change that, and we know this building can help.

Sen. Reggie Thomas
 

Deborah-slaton

FACULTY GIVING

What is so unique about teacher education and doctoral level education is that sense of helping people at a lot of different levels.

Deborah Bott Slaton
 

Sandee-McAninch

STAFF GIVING

By giving to the library, donors are supporting the entire campus. There is not a unit that has not been affected by the work we do.

Sandra McAninch
 
Sandy-helton
ALUMNI GIVING

I want every student with the ability and willingness to work hard to have the opportunity to access a UK education and to gain the skills and perspective I did.

Sandy Helton '71