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UCM Foundation

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


Meet Sharon Gabel

Sharon Gabel, Independence, Mo., is retired from Levi-Strauss & Company where she served as the military sales manager for Europe. Prior to that, she taught high school English in the Chilhowee, Raytown South and Warrensburg school systems.

Sharon received her BS in education from UCM in 1964. She is actively involved in Women Vision International, an organization that provides microloans to women in developing countries. She is a member of a team that travels to the Dominican Republic and Columbia to assess current projects and is also involved in the Green Tara Foundation, which provides aid to Tibetan refugees who have escaped Nepal.

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