African Trauma Initiative

Every gift matters and all funds will be used for different aspects of the African Trauma initiative, including: 

1. Purchasing lifesaving and life-changing medical equipment and orthopedic implants

2. Funding the training of African surgeons to develop the necessary skills to provide state-of-the-art trauma care

3. Funding of healthcare providers and medical students to conduct research to better improve trauma care in Africa


Is my gift tax deductible?

KU Endowment is a 501(c)(3) organization and gifts are tax-deductible within the limitations of U.S. federal income tax laws. The IRS accepts the email receipt that you will receive upon completion of your gift as documentation of deductibility. If needed for your records, KU Endowment’s tax identification number is 48-0547734.

May I mail a donation?

Checks should be made payable to KU Endowment with LaunchKU and the name of the project you are supporting in the check memo line.

Please mail checks to:

KU Endowment
C/O Annual Giving LaunchKU
PO BOX 928
Lawrence, KS 66044 

Credit card processing is provided by PayPal. Your statement will reflect a charge from KU Endowment. Please visit for more information on donations made to the University of Kansas.

Who should I contact if I have further questions?

If you have questions about the project you are supporting, please contact the Annual Giving department at (785) 832-7501 or Brenna Leahy at

For questions about your credit card transaction, please contact Gift Processing at (785) 830-7576.

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