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Faculty Donation Establishes Endowment for Gay and Lesbian Archives

UMKC professor’s gift increases collection security, longevity

When Linda E. Mitchell, Ph.D., professor of history and the Martha Jane Phillips Starr Missouri Distinguished Endowed Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at UMKC, began to think about estate planning, she decided to create an endowment fund for the Gay and Lesbian Archives of Mid-America (GLAMA.) (more…)

Volunteer’s $1.2 Million Gift Ensures Student Support

Endowment benefits Conservatory and the Women’s Council Graduate Assistance Fund 

The late Caroline McBride French was an enthusiastic UMKC Conservatory donor and volunteer. A successful attorney in Kansas City, French was active on the Friends of the UMKC Conservatory board, a fervent supporter of Crescendo, the Conservatory’s signature fundraiser and a member of the UMKC Women’s Committee for the UMKC Conservatory. (more…)

Gift to UMKC Foundation Will Support School of Pharmacy Research

Study explores patient safety issues surrounding the use of electronic medical records during transitions of care

The UMKC Foundation has received a $35,000 gift from the Jane & Jack Strandberg Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, that will go to support ongoing research in the School of Pharmacy. (more…)

UMKC Women’s Council Celebrates 50 Years of Graduate Student Success

More than 2,000 women have received fellowships totaling more than $2 million

Amiben Ladhawala has been a teacher for 20 years and is working toward her doctorate degree in education. Funding through the UMKC Women’s Council Graduate Assistance Fund will enable Ladhawala to expand her research on how students’ experiences with trauma affect their behavior and ability to learn and the impact it has on teachers. (more…)

Family Surprises Matriarch with 93rd Birthday Gift to Beloved UMKC Program

Introducing the SPARK Flossie Pack Center for Lifelong Learning

Flossie Pack’s children wanted to surprise her for her 93rd birthday. She did not expect them to donate $600,000 to support the lifelong learning center that she loves, which will bear her name. (more…)

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