Sunderland Foundation Awards $15 Million to UMKC for Renovations

Sunderland Foundation Awards $15 Million to UMKC for Renovations

The University of Missouri-Kansas City has announced a $15 million gift from the Sunderland Foundation in Overland Park, Kansas, in support of campus renovations.

Aimed at improving facilities on both the Volker and Health Sciences UMKC campuses, the gift includes $5 million for renovations to the Henry W. Bloch School of Management’s Bloch Heritage Hall; $3 million in support of renovations to the third floor of the Miller Nichols Library and Learning Center, which will become the new home of the State Historical Society of Missouri; $3 million to improve classrooms and student services in the School of Law; $2 million for equipment upgrades and lab renovations in the School of Dentistry; and $2 million to reconfigure the School of Computing and Engineering's Flarsheim Hall.

"The Sunderland Foundation has been a supporter and advocate for UMKC for more than three decades," said UMKC chancellor C. Mauli Agrawal. "We are honored and excited that they continue to invest in our growth and recognize that improving the function of existing resources furthers the university’s ability to engage students and the community and support research and development of new technology."

"Sunderland Foundation Commits $15 Million to UMKC." University of Missouri-Kansas City Press Release 07/31/2019.