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.
UK Philanthropy News
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
What's Your Connection to UK?
As a genealogist, I learned early on that libraries and their collections were a wonderful asset.
Col. Douglas A. Harper '54
It is a humbling and rewarding experience when you know that you've helped a young person.
Linda Price '66, '67
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
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