Mission & Core Values


KU Endowment building

Our mission is to partner with donors in providing philanthropic support to build a greater University of Kansas.


Core Values

1. Passion for KU: Our team of employees, trustees and volunteers is dedicated to serving KU and helping it achieve its aspirations. The generosity of alumni and friends is crucial to advancing the university.

2. Partnership with Donors: We pledge to faithfully administer donors’ gifts, adhere to their philanthropic intent and respect their privacy. We are grateful to work with donors, and committed to treating them with integrity, fairness and professionalism.

3. Perpetual Support: To achieve the greatest possible long-term financial support for KU, we strive to wisely invest funds and steward assets. We endeavor to prudently manage and deploy our resources, and stand accountable for our policies and results.

4. People-centered Approach: Our goal is to attract and develop the best talent, provide a healthy work environment and celebrate diversity as a strength. We encourage an atmosphere of integrity, collaboration and professionalism where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.