Kansas City couple gives $2 million to University of Kansas

Michael Cummings and Pamela Miller have donated $2 million to University of Kansas, which will be used for an architecture scholarship and a reading program for kids. Official photo.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas will use a $2 million donation from a Kansas City, Missouri, couple to establish an architecture scholarship and to help a reading program for children.

The university announced Monday it had received the gift from Michael Cummings and his wife, Pamela Miller. It said about $1.6 million will be used to establish the Michael A. Cummings Scholarship for architecture students, giving preference to architecture students from rural communities.

The other $400,000 will go to Reach Out And Read Kansas City, a nonprofit program at the University of Kansas Medical Center that partners with doctors to provide books for children and encourage parents to read to them.

Michael Cummings earned bachelor's degrees from Kansas in 1983. Pamela Miller earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Rockhurst University.


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