S&T alum gives single largest donation in history of Missouri higher education

In the largest single gift in the history of Missouri higher education, St. Louis businessman Fred Kummer and his wife June have donated $300 million to a foundation that will support Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla. 

Fred Kummer, 91, graduated from Missouri S&T in 1955 with a degree in civil engineering. He went on to be the founder and chairman of St. Louis-based HBE Corp., which he established in 1960 and built into the world’s leading design-build firm for health care, a Monday news release said. 

He and his wife have been major donors to Missouri S&T for decades, the university said. 

“I owe much of my success to the education I received at Rolla,” Fred Kummer said. “My Rolla experience taught me how to think, how to work hard and how to manage my own career. June and I believe in the mission of this great

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Desktop Donation Enables Online Learning

In light of the pandemic, and in order to ease how COVID-19 has been reshaping our way of life, Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines, Inc. (CCBPI) has intensified its People First policy—extending continuous support to its associates and to the communities it serves. Most recently, the Company donated 200 desktop units to its rank-and-file employees, which will serve as valuable tools for families struggling to facilitate distance learning for their children, as face-to-face classroom sessions remain on hold.

The selection of associates was based on criteria such as employee attendance and performance, as well as the number of their dependents – such as siblings or children – attending virtual classes.  

“Because distance learning at this scale is unprecedented, not everyone is prepared for it,” said Gareth McGeown, CCBPI President and CEO. “But by providing these desktops, we hope to help enable effective learning among the children of our associates, and aid in

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TV Personality and Former QVC Host, Rachelle McCray, Launches MinMinBear Foundation to Educate On the Importance of Organ Donation

2020 Mission Sends Bears to All 50 States to Find Donors for McCray’s Mother

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / October 5, 2020 / Today, the MinMinBear Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization was officially launched to educate the public on the importance of organ donation. The Foundation is led by Founder, Rachelle McCray, TV Personality (QVC, Arizona Living, CelebTV, etc.) and former Miss Arizona United States and Arizona Cardinals NFL cheerleader.

Every year, the MinMinBear Foundation will choose a new mission to help those affected by chronic illnesses, like kidney disease, which leads to organ donation. The Board of Directors will help seek out people and causes that need support, and the Foundation’s mascots, the MinMinBear, and friends- three teddy bears including MinMinBear, AlbieBear, and WinskiBear- go to work to help. The Foundation also partners with other non-profit organizations around the country, research and development firms, transplant centers, hospitals, children’s

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Garden of the Gods receives donation for park advancement | Colorado Springs News

Improvements to the Garden of the Gods are on the horizon after the park received a hefty donation earlier in September, a city news release announced Wednesday.

The Garden of the Gods Foundation, a local nonprofit that oversees the betterment of the park by collecting money and distributing it to support the park’s needs, gave $367,826 to enhance public safety, visitor experience and restroom construction.

“This is such a great example of community organizations working together toward a common goal, which in this case, is enhancing and protecting Garden of the Gods Park for the enjoyment of generations to come,” Karen Palus, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services director, said in the release.

A chunk of the donation, $102,000, will go toward the park ranger program such as staff salaries, John Stark, the parks manager said.

Park rangers are key to protecting the park and its environmental philosophy, Stark said, as

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