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UCM Foundation

Smiser Alumni Center
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.8000
Toll Free: 866.752.7257


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

  • $20,000 for social work senior scholarship
  • $11,054 for Mules Golf
  • $14,762 to KMOS
  • $450,000 charitable gift annuity to benefit art department
  • $15,275 in-kind gift for art department
  • $10,000 for Mules Baseball
  • $10,701 for GA Athletic Training
  • $12,000 to Wrestling Practice Room Construction
  • $33,300 to female agriculture scholarship