Chancellor Douglas A. Girod

Message: “One Day. One KU.” Your work inspires our donors

Tuesday, February 16, 2021


This week, on Thursday, February 18, we’re again bringing together supporters of our university for our fourth annual 24-hour giving campaign, One Day. One KU.

In addition to being an important event for our university, this occasion also provides an opportunity to thank each of you. Ultimately, our donors support KU because of you – and all the work you do in support of our mission.

Donors create new scholarship opportunities because they believe in your work to prepare students. Your work also inspires donors to fund faculty awards, endowed professorships, new building projects and facility upgrades.

During last year’s One Day. One KU. event, donors made 3,239 gifts totaling more than $1.7 million. This was the largest number of gifts our university has ever received during a single day, benefitting more than 200 areas across KU.

We hope this year’s event is even more successful. For those of you who are able to participate, One Day. One KU. is the perfect opportunity to support programs and priorities that are most meaningful to you. You can also help spread the word by signing up to be an official ambassador. So mark your calendar for February 18, join the celebration on Twitter at #OneDayOneKU, and visit the One Day. One KU. website.

Again, these donations happen because of your efforts to make KU a better place. Thank you, and know that your work helps inspire these transformational opportunities for our university.



Douglas A. Girod

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times
Chancellor's Vision

The mission of the University of Kansas is to lift students and society by educating leaders, building healthy communities, and making discoveries that change the world.

We will do that by raising the expectations we have for ourselves, the aspirations we have for our state, and the hopes we have for our world.