Living and Working in Harmony

By Patricia O’Dell

Margaret and Charles Athey both received scholarships to support their degrees in music education and went on to devote their careers to teaching thousands of students in choir and instrumental studies. They have recently donated $20,000 to endow a scholarship to the UMKC Conservatory in an effort to give back the opportunity that was so essential to their lives. Continue reading “Living and Working in Harmony”

Donors Set Their Sights on Vision Research Center’s Work

By Jean Peat

Situated prominently on the corner of 21st and Charlotte is UMKC’s Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Research Center, a bustling center of excellence within UMKC’s new Health Sciences District. Yet, despite the cutting-edge research and advanced academics taking place under its roof, many are unaware of the critical position it plays in improving the treatment of eye disease for people in our community and beyond. Continue reading “Donors Set Their Sights on Vision Research Center’s Work”

Pamela and Daniel Williams Make $400,000 Estate Gift to School of Nursing

Pamela and Daniel Williams have devoted their careers to the healthcare industry.  Their $400,000 estate gift to the UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies is a testament to their commitment to the future of nursing and a reflection of their respect for the educational preparation of nurses who are on the front lines of providing care. Continue reading “Pamela and Daniel Williams Make $400,000 Estate Gift to School of Nursing”