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UCM Foundation

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


Meet John Fay

John Fay, Naples, Fla., is a retired advancement professional and part-time consultant. He graduated from UCM in 1970 with a BS in communication and public relations. His career spans 40 years of executive institutional advancement experience with notable nonprofits.

He consults for select clients as a principal of Funding Resources, LLC, and remains active in community affairs in Naples, FL, and Leesburg, VA. During his professional career, he held leadership positions with the Cleveland Clinic, the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, and the Inova Health System in northern Virginia.

Earlier, he was associated with Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Mo.; Blackburn College in Carlinville, Il.; Drake University in Des Moines; and the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Recent Gifts Helping UCM Students

  • $100 for Campus Cupboard
  • $500 for modern languages
  • $1,000 for Fund for Excellence
  • $77,761 for mathematics scholarship
  • $10,000 for Mules Football Locker Room Project
  • $10,000 for scholarship endowment
  • $20 monthly staff pledge for graphic design scholarship
  • $1,935 gift-in-kind for theatre and dance fund
  • $8,358 stock gift for scholarships
  • $35 online credit card gift for KMOS programming