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Why We Give

Margaret Ann ZimmermanRetired Nurse Leaves $4.4 Million Gift for Nursing Scholarships

"These programs prepare future nursing faculty and nurse researchers to serve the state and the nation. We are grateful to Margaret Zimmerman for her foresight and her support of the nursing profession." Read More

Margaret Ann Zimmerman, Whitewater, Kan.

Estate gift to create scholarships

Julie and Scott SmileyEmporia Couple Commit $1 Million in Support of KU School of Medicine-Wichita

"The forethought of Julie and Scott's support is inspiring. We appreciate how it will give the department flexibility and assist residents and medical students interested in internal medicine. Private support is crucial to help us go above and beyond in educating tomorrow's physicians." Read More

Scott and Julie Smiley, Emporia, Kan.

Estate commitment to establish three funds to support students

Don SloanKU Alumnus Establishes Scholarship for Art History Students

Don Sloan started his career as a lawyer, practicing for 20 years. When he decided to change his career, he found himself back at KU, pursuing his passion for art history. Read More

Don Sloan, Lawrence, Kan.

Estate commitment to establish a scholarship fund for art history students at KU

Helen KnechtelEstate Gift Creates Scholarships for Medical Students at KU

"Alton's medical condition was probably the reason the couple chose to leave the gift to the medical school. She felt she could make an impact on more people in the long run by supporting students to become doctors." Read More

Helen Knechtel, Chula Vista, Cal.

Estate gift to fund scholarships for medical students at the KU School of Medicine

Joe Cramer (plaid shirt), with Rolfe MandelGift Benefits Geoarchaeological Program at KU

"The passion my grandfather had for archaeology directly motivated his decision to establish this gift, and he and my grandmother did what they could to continue that passion and move it forward." Read More

Joseph L. and Maude Ruth Cramer of Denver, Colo.

Estate gift to benefit KU’s Geoarchaeological program

Donald Robinson and Mary CarpenterCouple's Gift Establishes Communication Disorders Fund

"They both had a great love for their vocation of speech and hearing pathology, and they also loved giving back to the community. They created the CARE Fund to give back and support the very purpose they dedicated their entire careers doing." Read More

Mary A. Carpenter and Donald L. Robinson, Shawnee, Kan.

Estate gift to benefit people affected by communication disorders

Lavon BrosseauTeacher Leaves Estate to Benefit KU Students

"It's not what you get in life that's important—it's what you share. I'm concerned about young people and their education because I've lived long enough to know that the kids who have an education are able to go farther in life." Read More

Lavon Brosseau, Concordia, Kan.

Estate gift to benefit students majoring in the arts, humanities and education

Perry and Rosemary RashleighKU Alumni 'Pay It Forward' With Gift Creating 5 Scholarships

"Providing opportunities to others who needed help was important to my parents. They were both honest, hardworking and fair. They valued education and were forever grateful to KU for the scholarships they received that made their college educations possible. They never forgot the opportunity given to them and always planned to pay it forward." Read More

Perry L. Rashleigh, B.S. Pharmacy 1956, M.D. 1960; Rosemary Rashleigh, B.A. English 1959

Estate gift to create five Rashleigh Family Scholarships for students in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, math and English

John EylerKU Alumnus Creates Art Scholarships and Increases Music, Architecture Scholarship

"I think people would be surprised at the impact they can have, creating just one scholarship, even a partial scholarship," he said. "It will continue to grow and keep on giving forever — and you'll be helping a student enter into your field, a field you're interested in, or a field that doesn't have a lot of scholarships." Read More

John Eyler, Bachelor of Environmental Design 1980, Bachelor of Architecture 1994, Kansas City, Mo.

Estate commitment — establishing new scholarships in visual art and art history and increasing his existing architecture and music scholarships

Rick and Barbara MacArthurGratitude for Their KU Education Inspires Alumni to Give

"I can't even think how many times we have said how grateful we are for the education we received at KU. Both of our families instilled the value of education, and we are believers in public education as a cornerstone." Read More

Barbara MacArthur, RN, Master of Nursing 1981, and Richard (Rick) MacArthur, M.D., Bachelor of Anthropology, M.D. 1973, Kansas City, Mo.

Estate commitment and outright gifts — establishing scholarships for nursing and medicine students

donor-don-faught.jpgPreparing KU Students for the Global Marketplace

"Major companies today are becoming more international. However, people in other countries don't necessarily view business the way we do. It's important for our students to have the opportunity to experience different cultures and attitudes — it makes them more capable of working in today's global marketplace."

Don Faught, B.S. 1973 Mechanical Engineering, Red Feather Lakes, Colo.

Estate commitment — to support international studies by students in the School of Engineering

donor-darrel-cohoon.jpgAddressing the College's Greatest Needs

"KU is a great asset for the state and a wonderful opportunity for Kan. kids. It deserves support from those of us who've benefited from it."

Darrel Cohoon, B.A. English 1965, and Sharon Cohoon, 1966, Huntington Beach, Calif.

Bequest expectancy to provide unrestricted support for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Contact Us

Andy Morrison

Andy Morrison
Vice President,
Gift Planning

Phone: (785) 832-7327
Fax: (785) 832-7493
P.O. Box 928
Lawrence, KS 66044-0928


Kristin Shore

Kristin Shore
Associate Development Director,
Gift Planning

Phone: (785) 832-7341
Fax: (785) 832-7493
P.O. Box 928
Lawrence, KS 66044-0928


Malcolm Jackson

Malcolm Jackson
Associate Development Director,
Gift Planning

Phone: (785) 832-7383
Fax: (785) 832-7493
P.O. Box 928
Lawrence, KS 66044-0928