Capital Needs

Our Challenge

We are pleased to announce The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation has issued a generous $1,000,000 challenge grant to the Leading the Way Centennial Campaign. The Mabee Foundation was established in 1948 to assist religious, charitable and educational organizations, particularly in the area of capital improvements. The challenge grant is earmarked for the University’s primary capital need, which is the construction of a new Center for Medical and Surgical Simulation.

The Mabee Foundation makes challenge grants on a conditional basis. If we raise an additional $2.4 million by October 11, 2017, the funds will be awarded to complete our overall $7.5 million capital goal. We are honored the Foundation recognizes the importance of this project, and wants to incentivize KCU supporters to help make this building a reality.

Center for Medical and Surgical Simulation

Construction of a new Center for Medical and Surgical Simulation is the focal point of our capital needs, as we have outgrown our current building due to growing enrollment. KCU’s new center will be a 41,000 square foot building located on the west edge of campus by the D'Angelo Library and the Student Academic Center, creating a new quadrangle at the hub of student activity.

This center will incorporate the latest technology into our medical simulation program, and will allow for a more comprehensive execution of our progressive, competency-based curriculum. It will also increase the local healthcare community’s access to innovative medical simulation training. 

Your Support Will

  • Increase student access to medical simulation so they can achieve higher levels of critical thinking and skills competency
  • Create a state of the art center that incorporates flexible work space to accommodate changing group sizes, and to allow our program to evolve with technological advancements
  • Increase student opportunities for interprofessional simulation training with community health partners, and serve as a simulation resource for our local Federally Qualified Health Centers such as KC Care Clinic, Health Partnership Clinic and the Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center.