“The Victor E. and Caroline E. Schutte Foundation supports efforts to improve the health of Kansas City area residents and invests in activities that facilitate the development of the life science industry in our region. The opportunity to fund a new professorship in cellular therapeutics meets both of those objectives. The Foundation is confident that its gift will significantly enhance the quality of life in our community.”
David Frantze, Trustee, Victor E. and Caroline E. Schutte Foundation, Kansas City, Mo.
Gift to establish a Professorship in Cellular Therapeutics at KU Cancer Center
“I began my time at KU as a junior in a summer National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research project under Dr. Don Green. The Petroleum Engineering program gave me the fundamentals to succeed as a reservoir engineer. As petroleum engineering evolves, research will be an important part of this process, and we wanted to ‘Gift Forward’ to help in the evolution of future KU Petroleum Engineers.”
Roger Heckman, bachelor’s in petroleum engineering 1971, and Brenda Heckman, Breckenridge, Colo.
Gift to the Roger and Brenda Heckman Endowment for Engineering Research
"Both my wife, Sarah, and I are proud graduates of KU. When I was taking an advertising course taught by Professor James Dykes, we were to design a fundraising brochure for KU Endowment’s Greater KU Fund. That made an impression on me. During my 40-plus-year career in not-for-profit organizations, I was either actively raising money or teaching other people how to raise money. I soon learned the value of undesignated contributions. If you are giving to an organization that you believe in, let them determine how and where to use the money. We are fortunate in our retirement to be able to support organizations and institutions that have been important in our lives.”
John Erickson, bachelor’s in journalism 1965, MBA 1967, and Sarah Erickson, bachelor’s in education & human sciences 1967, Keller, Texas
Gift to the Greater KU Fund
"Our support of multiple sclerosis research is integral to our mission to help those living with MS right now. Through Dr. Sosnoff’s work, we’re able to help move the needle on key lifestyle adjustments that are proving to make a significant impact on the quality of life for those affected by MS.”
Guy Collier, KU Law School Professor of Practice, and Catherine Colyer, Kansas City, Mo.
Gift to the KU Law School
"We’re honored to be able to set up this scholarship to help students who are the first generation in their family to attend college as tribute to our parents’ spirit of volunteerism and generosity.”
Patrick Malone, bachelor’s in American studies 1972, and Vicki Neighbors Malone, bachelor’s in commercial art 1970, Chevy Chase, Md.
Gift to establish the Clifford and Eleanor Malone Scholarship
"The first time I walked on campus, I could immediately tell I had found my new home. I still think the best years of my life have been at KU. I met my wife, we were married in Danforth Chapel and I learned skills and lessons that transferred over into a career that has afforded me a great life. We have a son who graduated from KU Engineering School, one who is currently enrolled in the Business School and one defector in Ames, but we love him anyway. Our Jayhawk pride runs deep. We give back to different schools to allow the next generation to experience not only a great education but the lifelong love that comes with being a Jayhawk. ”
Jim Goodmiller, bachelor’s in journalism 1991, and Kristin Goodmiller, bachelor’s in social welfare 1992, Saint Charles, Ill.
Gift to student opportunity funds