November 4, 2019
by The Joplin Globe
Less than five months after announcing it will bring a dental school to Joplin, the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences is nearing its fundraising goal to make the new program a reality.
The university has secured 75% of its $40 million fundraising goal, which will make up half of the overall $80 million cost of construction of a new College of Dental Medicine on KCU’s Joplin campus. Those pledges include $10 million from the Joplin Regional Medical School Alliance; $10 million from Harry M. Cornell, a former president and CEO of Leggett & Platt Inc.; $6 million from the Sunderland Foundation; and additional gifts from businessman Rudy Farber, physician Larry McIntire and the Farber Foundation.
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