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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.

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Impact Stories

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Research

Research Will Help FDA Create Opioid Regulations
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Alumni

UK Alumni Donate to Students' Futures
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UK HealthCare

UK HealthCare Diagnosed, Treated Mysterious Ailment
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Student Success

LEADS Scholarship Saved Student from Leaving UK
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Endowment

Professor's Research Targets Domestic Violence
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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

$10 million UK LEADS Gift Increases Education Access
Mira and Don Ball spent a lifetime building their business and giving back to the community, including UK's largest ever scholarship gift: $10 million to the LEADS program.
'I Want to Make These Students' Lives Better'
Like many Wildcats, Gary Moore dreamed of attending UK and studying engineering. Now, he wants to give students from his hometown the same opportunities he had.
Scholarship Welcome Surprise for Harrison County Students
Harrison County sophomore Alan Cabrera juggles school, work and family commitments. But thanks to an anonymous gift, he no longer has to worry about paying his tuition.
Shannon and 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

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What's Your Connection to UK?

Col. Douglas A. Harper

ALUMNI GIVING

As a genealogist, I learned early on that libraries and their collections were a wonderful asset.

Col. Douglas A. Harper '54
 

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ALUMNI GIVING

It is a humbling and rewarding experience when you know that you've helped a young person.

Linda Price '66, '67
 

Penny Robinson

FACULTY/STAFF GIVING

Penny Robinson didn't just encourage her students to succeed in class, she inspired them to become lifelong learners.

Molly Reynolds, director of Transformative Learning
 
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COMMUNITY GIVING

We are investing in students' lives and in doing so, we are investing in the future of our state.

Wendell and Vickie Bell, friends of the university