June 26, 2013 11:12 PM

Julia Irene Kauffman gives a $20 million boost for UMKC arts campus

A proposal to move the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance downtown, along with its more than 700 students and staff, received its critical first gift Wednesday — a $20 million challenge grant from the Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation, led by Julia Irene Kauffman.

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