Every year the UMKC Women’s Council awards scholarships to enable post-baccalaureate students to pursue opportunities
Swetha Chintala is working to improve a new photoactivated insulin delivery method for people with diabetes. Her Women’s Council Graduate Assistance Fund Award is making that process easier. Continue reading “Women’s Graduate Assistance Fund Fuels Success”
Kansas City businessman Albert Gerecht liked helping others succeed
Albert Gerecht, B.A. ’52, established his business, The Tax Gallery in 1956, one mile from his alma mater. After earning his degree and meeting his wife, Doris, he led a bold life making friends, building his business and supporting the community. Upon his death he bequeathed $400,000 for merit-based scholarships to further his commitment to helping people help themselves. Continue reading “Alumnus Entrepreneur Establishes College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship”
Statement on Blackbaud Data Security Incident
On July 16, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, was notified by a third-party vendor, Blackbaud, that the company was involved in a data security incident in May 2020. Blackbaud provides cloud-based services to thousands of schools, hospitals, and other non-profits.
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Support for emergency funding keeps more than 101 students afloat
As the UMKC community began to feel the impact of COVID-19, individual donations to the Student Emergency Fund made a significant difference for students in need. Continue reading “Student Emergency Fund Success”
The recent death of Henry R. Frankel, Ph.D., who was known as “Hank” to his friends, has left a void for those who knew him. Passionate and enthusiastic about his family, his research and his students during his 43-year career at UMKC, Frankel’s legacy will continue to enhance the university through a new scholarship.
“Hank Frankel is the most accomplished and influential scholar the philosophy department at UMKC has ever had,” says Bruce Bubacz, Ph.D., Frankel’s friend and colleague. “His extraordinarily complete and extensive research into the controversy over the acceptance of continental drift and plate tectonics must be examined and understood by anyone who is studying that subject.” Continue reading “Scholarship Honors Renowned UMKC Professor”
Jason Painter builds solid future for his family and future students
Jason Painter (BSME ’12) always liked school, and math was his strong point. But following high school graduation, he decided college wasn’t for him. He married his high school sweetheart and started working in residential construction. But after a few years, he began to reconsider his decision to forego a college degree. Continue reading “Nontraditional Engineering Alumnus Gives Back With a Scholarship”
Individual and foundation giving have common theme for UMKC Conservatory student success
Bobby Watson and Vinson Cole have been influential professors at the UMKC Conservatory in addition to being internationally recognized musicians. Continue reading “Donors Strike a Chord with New Scholarships Honoring World-Renowned Faculty”
On Aug. 29, the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) Foundation hosted “Dreams are Built on a Solid Foundation,” its annual donor dinner.
More than 100 guests gathered at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in midtown Kansas City to celebrate the legacy of first-generation college graduates at Kansas City’s urban-serving public research university. Continue reading “Dreams Are Built on a Solid Foundation”
As asked by Jean Peat, APR, Director of Communications, UMKC Foundation
On June 17, we welcomed new UMKC Foundation president Lisa Baronio to the UMKC family. As she begins her role in leading fundraising and advancement for the university, we’d like to help you get to know her a bit better. Continue reading “Five Questions with Lisa Baronio, Chief Advancement Officer, UMKC and President UMKC Foundation”
Donor who began her relationship with UMKC as a student has enhanced the university for 59 years
By Patricia O’Dell
The University of Missouri-Kansas City is fortunate to have a legacy of men and women who have supported the university through leadership, experience and financial support. Linda Hood Talbott, (B.A. ’62, M.A. ’64, Ph.D. ’73) has been a leader in all three areas since she served as student body president. Her generous donations to scholarship funding ensure that her legacy of love of learning and the university will continue for generations to come. Continue reading “Talbott Provides Experience, Funding and Mentoring”