Gifts to the Central Annual Scholarship Fund make an immediate impact on the lives of our students by providing them with the opportunity to earn a CMU education. Last fiscal year, CMU awarded over 13.1 million dollars in scholarships to our students. The Central Annual Scholarship Fund helps fill this need for our students.
“I believe that everyone experiences a defining moment that provides instant clarity about oneself. My moment occurred while I was at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City; an experience I was only able to have because generous donors and CMU made it possible. It was my first opera and as the vocalist performed in Tosca something inside me clicked and I knew – That is what I have to do for the rest of my life. After graduation I plan to continue my education and pursue master’s degrees in opera performance and choral conducting. A lot of students will say thank you for providing me the opportunity to attend CMU. I prefer to say thank you for providing me a life altering opportunity that had I not experienced it – I fear I would never have known I was missing out on.” - DaSean Stokes ‘17
Members of the 1854 Society support the Central Annual Scholarship fund with an annual gift of $1,000 or more. Members are invited to exclusive events and round-table discussions with President Drake. 1854 Society members also receive The Societas newsletter. The 1854 Society is comprised of a group of individuals that are committed to Central's success. If you have questions about joining, please contact Jackie Jackson, Director of Annual Giving and Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 660-248-6239.