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UCM Foundation

Smiser Alumni Center
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.8000
Toll Free: 866.752.7257
giving@ucmo.edu





JoyMistele

Meet Joy Mistele

A major gifts officer for the UCM Foundation, Joy Mistele sees every day full of opportunities and challenges to more directly engage individuals in the culture of philanthropy at UCM.

Joy started at UCM as a student, earning her bachelor of science in public relations and later her MBA. She spent many years as a professional conference leader and trainer, with roles developing instructional materials and presenting a variety of subject matters. She served nearly a decade on the Raymore-Peculiar Board of Education, including seven years as president. She joined the UCM Office of Development in 2002. She is an executive board member of the Mid-America Planned Giving Council. 

Originally from the Raymore-Peculiar area, Joy and her husband have an adult daughter. In addition to her busy life, Joy and her husband own two farms and raise cattle.



Recent Gifts Helping UCM Students

  • $5,000 for chemistry scholarship
  • $5,000 for agriculture scholarship
  • $10,000 for athletics
  • $518,962 estate gift for scholarships
  • $10,000 for Les Wrestles MS Challenge
  • $25,615 for automotive studies
  • $30,000 to KMOS
  • $25,000 for CIS scholarships