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