Why Give to UK?

We couldn’t do what we’re doing at the University of Kentucky without the help of many individuals like you.

From its founding, this University has had a legacy of philanthropy. In 1865, a group of Kentuckians gave of their personal resources to begin an educational institution for the Commonwealth. Due to their farsighted generosity and the investments of many others in subsequent decades, our great University of Kentucky stands today.

Through your financial support, you can be part of that rich philanthropic legacy. You can be part of our historic mission to provide education, research, outreach and service. And you can be part of our driving vision which is not just for a better University, but for a better Commonwealth.

Undoubtedly, private support will become even more important to fulfilling our mission in new and even more meaningful ways. Now more than ever before, the University for Kentucky needs private donors making gifts to become strategic partners in our mission, and in our future.