Together, We Rose FAR ABOVE

Every gift, every donor, every volunteer. They each contributed to the spectacular success of Far Above: The Campaign for Kansas.

The generosity of alumni and friends generated sparks of creativity, optimism and inspiration at the University of Kansas and The University of Kansas Hospital. The effects of Far Above already are reverberating in every corner of the state of Kansas and spreading throughout our nation and the world. 

The largest campaign in Kansas’ history proved that legions of people believe that KU is a beacon of hope for the future. Their contributions elevated KU’s stature, opened doors to new opportunities, saved patients’ lives and accelerated the pace of discovery. 

The ambitious $1.2 billion goal was surpassed two years ahead of schedule, topping $1.6 billion at its conclusion. We accomplished much through Far Above and yet, some of our imperatives remain. As the cost of tuition increases exponentially and state support wanes, we will redouble our efforts on encouraging support for our most precious resources: our students and faculty. Our future is inextricably tied to their success — they are the strongest economic engines for our state.

The Jayhawk spirit of hard work, intellectual honesty and a positive outlook has never been stronger. From Mount Oread, we see a horizon full of opportunities, a place where eager minds arrive to push the boundaries of knowledge and give rise to greatness.


David Booth

Joe and Jean Brandmeyer

Linda Zarda Cook

Tom and Jill Docking

Ed and Helen Healy

Jay Howard

Drue Jennings

Brian and Buffy King

Joe and Susan Morris

Mark and Stacy Parkinson

Charles and Anne Rhoades

Linda Ellis Sims

Michael Shinn, in memoriam 

Kurt and Sue Watson

Tom Wiggans

Forrest and Sally Hoglund, honorary members