University of Kansas hospital gets $2M gift

KSN News (file)
KSN News

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – The University of Kansas Hospital has received a $2 million donation toward construction of a 92-bed building on its campus in Kansas City, Kansas.

The grant from the Sunderland Foundation was announced Tuesday by foundation president Kent Sunderland and Charles Sunderland, chairman of Ash Grove Cement.

The new facility will be home to the hospital’s neurosurgery and surgical oncology services. The hospital said in a news release that services in those areas have grown nearly 40 percent over the past five years.

Hospital officials have said they hope to raise $100 million in donations for the project. Gifts announced earlier include $1 million from Deanna and Greg Graves and $2.5 million from the Burns & McDonnell Foundation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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