Korean War Memorial at KU expects large gift

Kansas University officials may be on the verge of making significant progress in raising money for a Korean War Memorial on campus.

Jeff Weinberg, special assistant to the chancellor, said the university anticipated announcement of a major gift June 18.

“It’s moving forward and we’re hoping for success in the next year or so,” he said.

The goal is to raise at least $100,000 for the memorial to about 60 students, faculty and alumni killed in the war.

The memorial would be on the hillside west of the Campanile overlooking Potter Lake.

“There isn’t any more beautiful site on campus,” Weinberg said. “It would complete Memorial Drive.”

Memorials on campus include the Kansas Union and Memorial Stadium, which is for World War I dead, the Campanile, which memorializes World War II dead, and the Vietnam War Memorial, which is along Memorial Drive.