Scholarship Committee

The Scholarships Committee oversees the administration of the three scholarship opportunities currently available through Mid-America Charitable Gift Planners (MACGP). The scholarships were created from gifts and matching gifts from the members of the council and a founding gift by Pamela Miller and Michael Cummings. Scholarships are awarded in the summer.

MACGP provides three scholarships in 2021.

  • A one year membership for a new member for our local chapter. (Value $150)
  • One scholarship for attendance at the 2021 Building Blocks Planned Giving Conference held in the Fall of 2021. (Value $125)
  • One scholarship to attend the annual National Association of Charitable Gift Planner Conference in 2021 – October 4-6, Orlando, FL. (Includes transportation, registration, hotel).

Pamela Miller and Michael Cummings continue to provide scholarships in 2021.

For information on the scholarship program and to apply, please visit Scholarships.

2021 Chair: Pat Smithson, Director of Development, University of Central Missouri


  • Michael Calabria, Unbound
  • Chad Clark, Director of Development Planned Giving, Wichita State University
  • Lori L. Feek, Vice President, UMB Bank
  • William Riek, CFRE, Assistant Director,  Philanthropic Gift Planning, Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City
  • Dianna Stelter, CGPA, Gift Planning Program Manager for Children International