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UCM Foundation

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


Meet James Claiborne

James Claiborne, Olathe, KS, is principal of Financial Partners Group. He graduated from UCM in 1990 with a BS in finance and earned professional designations of certified fund specialist and chartered financial consultant from American College. He specializes in executive benefits, tax qualified plans and professional money management for business owners, senior level executives and retirees.

He has designed more than 1,000 financial plans over the past 22 years. He is an active member of the Financial Service Professionals Society and a published author. He was selected to receive the Five Star Wealth Manager™ Award in 2011, 2012 and 2013 by "KC Business Magazine."

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