Another $20 Million in UMKC Scholarships, Thanks to the Bloch Family

About 800 students will benefit from three new or expanded scholarship programs based on both merit and need over the next nine years

By John Martellaro

Hundreds of area students will benefit over the next nine years from a new $20-million scholarship program established by the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the Marion and Henry Bloch Family Foundation, the H & R Block Foundation and the University of Missouri System. (more…)

Gift Creates Pharmacy Legacy

By Patricia O’Dell

When Denis Mackey decided to surprise his wife, Ann, he didn’t fall back on traditional gifts like jewelry or flowers. Instead, he initiated the establishment of a new pharmacy scholarship at the University of Missouri – Kansas City in her parents’ names, Jack and Margaret Corken. Continue reading “Gift Creates Pharmacy Legacy”

Donor’s Dedication to Art and Business Inspires Giving

By Patricia O’Dell

From the time Harrison Jedel established his foundation in 2011, his main focus was to live a frugal life while investing aggressively so that his foundation would be large enough to make a difference, remembers Jedel Family Foundation President Don Hubbs. Upon his death in 2016, he seeded the Jedel Family Foundation with $27 million, an art collection and a 1994 Windstar. Continue reading “Donor’s Dedication to Art and Business Inspires Giving”

Pharmacy Scholarship Recognizes Character Inspired by its Namesake

By Patricia O’Dell

Maqual Graham, Pharm.D., the associate dean for academic affairs and professor for the School of Pharmacy, recently endowed the Cynthia Infranca Kind and Caring Scholarship to honor her mother, who retired from her position as department assistant two years ago. Continue reading “Pharmacy Scholarship Recognizes Character Inspired by its Namesake”