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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. (more…)

Miller Nichols Foundation Enhances Campus with Landscape Gift

By Patricia O’Dell

The grace of the quad, the tranquility of the grounds of Linda Hall Library and the unique appeal of the limestone buildings enhance the quiet beauty of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Volker Campus. While UMKC looks to growth and the ability to embrace new technology and ever-evolving educational needs, it is focused on improving the campus as a whole. (more…)

Community Involvement Fuels Corporate Giving

By Patricia O’Dell

While some corporate giving programs focus specifically on the organization’s specific range of interests, Polsinelli, a law firm with its headquarters in Kansas City, Mo., has a giving policy grounded in individual involvement. (more…)

Noble Dedication to Education

By Patricia O’Dell

Elizabeth Noble, Ph.D., has a long history with the UMKC School of Education. (more…)

Going to the Chapel and We’re Giving to the Roos

By Shannan Henderson

Philanthropy and community have always been important to UMKC Chemistry Department Chair Kathleen Kilway so when she recently got married to Marshall Miller, it was a no-brainer to have guests donate to charity instead purchasing gifts. (more…)

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