Dean's Circle of Leadership Giving

The Dean’s Circle of Leadership Giving recognizes annual, monetary donors making cumulative gifts of $1,000 or more to the UMKC School of Law and UMKC Law Foundation between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023.  Members of the Dean’s Circle set an example of philanthropy in their support of students, faculty, programs and initiatives.  Please note that pledges of support for $1,000 or more are included in this listing but in-kind support and planned gifts (i.e., estate gifts, etc.) are not honored here.


Chief Justice ($100,000+)
Prof. Julie M. Cheslik
Barton Cohen & Mary Davidson Charitable Funds
Davis, Bethune & Jones, LLC
Langdon & Emison
Justice ($25,000 to $99,000)
Professor David J. Achtenberg and Mrs. Alice Jacks Achtenberg
DanaJames Charitable Foundation and Jim and Dana Bartimus
Joan and Ron Edelman Charitable Fund
Kansas City Estate Planning Symposium
Lathrop GPM and Lathrop GPM Foundation
The John Sublett Logan Foundation
Matteuzzi Family Fund and Michael D. Matteuzzi
The Jack and Helyn Miller Foundation
Monsees & Mayer, PC
Dolores F. Pugh*
R and C Charitable Foundation
David and Melissa Skeens
Wagstaff & Cartmell,  LLP
Fellow ($10,000 to $24,999)
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation
Scott and Anne Bethune
Randall J. and Mary Lynn Hallett
MaKenzi Denise Higgins
Brian & Elizabeth Madden Fund
The Honorable Gene R. Martin
Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP and Shook Hardy & Bacon Foundation
Lois Snavely
Dean Emerita Ellen Y. Suni
Barrister ($5,000 to $9,999)
Charles & Jennifer Bacon Charitable Fund
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Jennie Clarke Charitable Fund
Professor Robert C. Downs and Mrs. Bonnie Downs
Edelman & Thompson
Flanagan Corporation
David L. Forbes
Dean Emerita Barbara A. Glesner Fines
Hillary Hyde
Jack Hyde
Kent O. Hyde
Thomas and Susan Jones
Cara McLaughlin Donor Advised Fund
Mid America Chapter of the American Corporate Counsel Association
Judge John W. Oliver Foundation Fund
Peter and Jean Ossorio
Cyprienne Simchowitz and Gerald M. White
Stinson LLP
Counselor ($2,500 to $4,999)
Steve and Tiffany Becker
Larry Bold and Carol White
DiPasquale Moore
Dollar, Burns, Becker & Hershewe, L.C.
Edelman Liesen & Myers L.L.P.
Donald and Stephanie Fehr
Heath Injury Law LLC
Holman Schiavone, LLC
Husch Blackwell LLP
Kansas Bar Foundation
Erlene and Sanford Krigel
Krause and Kinsman Law, LLC
Levy Craig Law Firm
The Honorable Ann Mesle and Mr. Terry G. Christenberry
Midwest Trust Company
National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)
George-Leonard Ngengwe
Kirk and Jill Presley
Prof. Irma and Mr. Thomas Russell
Seigfreid Bingham PC
Spencer Fane LLP
Stueve Siegel Hanson LLP
United States District Court Western District of Missouri
Williams Dirks Dameron LLC
Wyrsch Hobbs & Mirakian, PC
David and Therese Yost
Partner ($1,000 to $2,499)
Dr. Grace A. Albano and Christine Albano
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Kansas Chapter
Anderson - Theden Family Foundation
Breck Anderson
Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice, L.L.C.
Jean Peters Baker and Doug Baker
Jack T. and Jeanne Bangert
The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Co.
Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader
Matthew Birch
The Honorable Stephen R. Bough and Councilwoman Andrea G. Bough
Timothy and Julia Brake
Brooker Family Foundation and Matthew Brooker
Debbie Brooks
The Honorable S. Margene Burnett
Paul and Sharon Campo
Complete Legal Services
Denning Law Firm LLC
James and Deborah Deutsch
Athena and Andrew Dickson
J. Michael Dorsey
Arthur & Diane Federman Donor Advised Fund
First American Title Insurance Company
Fornari Family Foundation
Franke Schultz & Mullen, PC
The Honorable W. Brian Gaddy and Mrs. Sarah S. Gaddy
Garmin International
Andrew J. Gelbach Corporation
Lance and Marie Gockel
The Gordon Law Firm, LLC
Graves Garrett, LLC
The Honorable Jon R. Gray
Thomas D. Green
Happe Giving Fund and Elizabeth Bandoli Happe and Joseph Happe
Judge Ronald Ray Holliger
Eric Honea
Hovey Williams LLP
Professor Christopher and Mrs. Elizabeth Hoyt
Jackson Lewis PC and Jackson Lewis Foundation
Michelle Stark Kaufman and Dan Kaufman
Paul and Debbie Kavanaugh
Kenner Family Foundation
Michael and Julia Kirk
Professor Mary Kay Kisthardt and Mr. Walter E. Kisthardt
Krigel & Krigel, P.C.
Prof. Steven Leben
Associate Dean Nancy Levit and Mr. George Jerkovich
Richard F. Lombardo
Jeff Long and Amy Carter Gift Fund
Patrick and Lisa Lujin
Prof. Tony Luppino and Mrs. Janet Luppino
The Honorable Michael W. Manners and Ms. Patricia Manners
Alan L. Markowitz
David and Karen Mayer
Diane and James McCarten
Francis H. McClernon, Jr. and Rita McClernon
Abram McGull
Timothy and Rosalee McNamara
Mdivani Corporate Immigration Law Firm
Metrolab Network
Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott LLC
Prof. Lee and Mrs. Teresa Moore
James C. Morrow
Tom K. O'Loughlin II and Teresa R. O'Loughlin
Mr. Bernard V. O'Neill, Jr. and Marion W. O'Neill*
Jennifer E. Oswald Brown and Scott Brown
Barbara and Robert Palan
Pansing Brown Foundation and Jane Pansing Brown and Thomas Brown
G. William Quatman II
Joe A. Reinhardt, III
Prof. Meg Reuter and David Ambler
Prof. Allen Rostron and Ms. Cameron Rostron
Martha and Roland Schach
Dale Leroy Schulte
Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris LLC
John and Cynthia Shaw
Fred and Patricia Slough
R. Pete Smith and Leslee Huttie-Smith
Stephen and Martha Sparks
The Stoup Family
The Honorable William L. Syler and Dr. Georganne P. Syler
Michael Taten
Professor Jeffrey E. Thomas and Ms. Karin Thomas
Leslie A. Thomson
Jim W. and Billie Ray Tippin
David R. and Rita B. Tripp Foundation
UMB Financial Corporation
UMKC Foundation
Gene E. Voigts and Prof. Emerita Linda E. Voigts
Lisa A. Weixelman
Jared and Pamela Welch
Your Traffic Ticket Lawyer, LLC
Karl and Beth Zobrist