OUR PRIORITIES

From here, every ambitious move we make creates new paths for opportunity. Toward endless possibilities and lasting impact. Toward a curious tomorrow. Just beyond the horizon of familiar — let’s go there.

Through scholarships, mentorship programs and state-of-the-art facilities, we cultivate an environment that fosters an intellectual powerhouse of innovation and academic brilliance. We, the believers in the potential of our community, hold the power to forge this path toward infinite possibility. Beyond what the eye can see, where purpose finds its truest calling, we go: Ever Onward.

Student Access & Success

From scholarships that make college accessible to hands-on experiences that make new graduates marketable, your investment will help students create a bright future  for themselves and for us all.

Healthy & Vibrant Communities

KU builds strong communities here and around the world. From the KU Cancer Center that will save the life of someone you love, to a social worker who will provide hope to a questioning teenager, to artwork in a rural town square that inspires creativity, your investment will build a society buoyed by connection and uplift.  

Research & Discovery

We are excited about the future  and we know it holds urgent, complex challenges that no one discipline can solve alone. Your investment in our revolutionary science, extraordinary teaching and undergraduate research will ignite the curiosity and action needed to brighten our future. 

MESSAGE FROM THE CHANCELLOR

On Thursday, October 19, 2023, The University of Kansas launched its EVER ONWARD campaign — an ambitious effort to raise funds for numerous programs, projects and initiatives designed to transform education, spur discovery and create a healthier world. You can revisit Chancellor Douglas A. Girod’s remarks from that event by watching the video above.

OUR PROGRESS

1,607,779,793

Goal: $2,500,000,000

Percentage Raised: 62%

Our ambitious goals for the future are only accomplished through the generosity of our faithful community. With every gift, and every interaction, our chorus grows stronger.

TOWARD INFINITE POSSIBILITY

Celebrating the power of lifelong learning, we understand that education extends far beyond the confines of the classroom and that intellectual growth is a lifelong pursuit. Learn about the goals across each of our campuses and the impactful initiatives that will transcend generations. Join us as we build a community of exceptional individuals who will shape the world with their ideas and achievements.

School of Education & Human Sciences
Ranked as a top 10 public education school in the nation, a donation to the School of Education & Human Sciences enables future educators and human science professionals to create a lasting impact on society.
University of Kansas School of Professional Studies
KU’s new School of Professional Studies is building programs and pathways to high demand careers and economic mobility for students, and their families.
School of Pharmacy
Your support of the KU School of Pharmacy will help the school continue to improve the health of Kansans and the world through excellence in all aspects of pharmaceutical care.
School of Music
Your gift to the School of Music will help students and families discover the wonder of music through our world-class educational programs and hundreds of performances each year.
KU Medical Center
Your investment in KU Medical Center will save lives and support healthy, vibrant communities.
School of 
Social Welfare
Your gift to the School of Social Welfare will help change social work practice and social policy to support those served by the social work profession.
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Your gift can make a transformative difference in the educational foundation for KU students, offering them a broad set of knowledge and skills that will serve them well throughout their lives.
University of Kansas Health System
By supporting The University of Kansas Health System, you will save and improve lives – now and for generations to come.
Libraries
When you support KU Libraries, you support all Jayhawks. Your gift empowers the discoveries made, the stories written, the minds expanded with impacts that shine across the university, the greater community and the world.
School of Business
Your gift to the School of Business provides the pathway for students to get an innovative learning experience at one of the nation’s top-ranked programs.
KU Alumni Association
Your investment attracts new Jayhawks, helps current students succeed academically and find satisfying careers, deepens connections across generations.
University Honors Program
Your investment in the KU Honors Program will support exceptional students, give our top faculty the inspiration and connection that keep them engaged, and nurture innovation on campus.
School of Law
Donating to the KU School of Law allows students to gain practice-ready skills with firsthand experience, forging future members of the legal profession in 13 different areas of study.
William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications
In the ever-evolving digital landscape, donating to the KU School of Journalism and Mass Communications gives students real-world experiences so they can thrive in future media professions.
School of Engineering
Your support for the KU School of Engineering propels innovation and drives groundbreaking research, empowering students to shape the future of society.
Spencer Museum of Art
Your gift supports the Museum’s commitment to keep art at the core of learning, teaching and research at KU and beyond and bolsters its ability to sustain and grow its comprehensive collection.
School of 
Architecture & Design
Your contribution plays a vital role in providing our Architecture & Design students with hands-on experience in the studio, fostering both innovation and imagination.
Lied Center
A gift to the Lied Center in support of this initiative will allow the program to expand, eventually reaching all 104 counties in Kansas outside of Lawrence on an annual basis in perpetuity.
School of Music
Your gift to the School of Music will help students and families discover the wonder of music through our world-class educational programs and hundreds of performances each year.
KU Medical Center
Your investment in KU Medical Center will save lives and support healthy, vibrant communities.
University of Kansas Health System
By supporting The University of Kansas Health System, you will save and improve lives – now and for generations to come.
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University Honors Program
Your investment in the KU Honors Program will support exceptional students, give our top faculty the inspiration and connection that keep them engaged, and nurture innovation on campus.
School of Social Welfare
Your gift to the School of Social Welfare will help change social work practice and social policy to support those served by the social work profession.
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KU Alumni Association
Your investment attracts new Jayhawks, helps current students succeed academically and find satisfying careers, deepens connections across generations.
School of Pharmacy
Your support of the KU School of Pharmacy will help the school continue to improve the health of Kansans and the world through excellence in all aspects of pharmaceutical care.
Libraries
When you support KU Libraries, you support all Jayhawks. Your gift empowers the discoveries made, the stories written, the minds expanded with impacts that shine across the university, the greater community and the world.
William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications
In the ever-evolving digital landscape, donating to the KU School of Journalism and Mass Communications gives students real-world experiences so they can thrive in future media professions.
Spencer Museum of Art
Your gift supports the Museum’s commitment to keep art at the core of learning, teaching and research at KU and beyond and bolsters its ability to sustain and grow its comprehensive collection.
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Lied Center
A gift to the Lied Center in support of this initiative will allow the program to expand, eventually reaching all 104 counties in Kansas outside of Lawrence on an annual basis in perpetuity.
School of Engineering
Your support for the KU School of Engineering propels innovation and drives groundbreaking research, empowering students to shape the future of society.
School of Law 
Donating to the KU School of Law allows students to gain practice-ready skills with firsthand experience, forging future members of the legal profession in 13 different areas of study.
School of Architecture & Design
Your contribution plays a vital role in providing our Architecture & Design students with hands-on experience in the studio, fostering both innovation and imagination.
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Your gift can make a transformative difference in the educational foundation for KU students, offering them a broad set of knowledge and skills that will serve them well throughout their lives.
School of Education & Human Sciences
Ranked as a top 10 public education school in the nation, a donation to the School of Education & Human Sciences enables future educators and human science professionals to create a lasting impact on society.
School of Business
Your gift to the School of Business provides the pathway for students to get an innovative learning experience at one of the nation’s top-ranked programs.
University of Kansas School of Professional Studies
KU’s new School of Professional Studies is building programs and pathways to high demand careers and economic mobility for students, and their families.

OUR STORIES

KU's Ever Onward Regional Tour Stop #1: Los Angeles, CA
It was a festive night under the stars--and among the stars--as Jayhawks from the Los Angeles area flocked together at the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum.
Nerding out about professionalism in the School of Business
Stephanie Schmitz wants students in the KU School of Business to have fun while getting serious about professionalism.
Shrinking the distance between Lawrence and Hollywood
When Kevin Willmott was a little boy growing up in Junction City, Kansas, he and his mother watched the Academy Awards every year.
Creating WISE engineers
If you've ever shopped for refrigerated food in a supermarket, you've encountered the work of Dr. Mark Shiflett.