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UCM Foundation

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





johnferguson

Meet James Claiborne

John Ferguson of Colorado Springs, Colo., is president and CEO of Strategic Financial Partners, the largest insurance, investment and retirement marketing organization in southern Colorado. He graduated from UCM with a BSBA in marketing in 1982.

He has been involved in the financial services industry as an adviser, senior adviser, managing partner and firm founder. He began his career in 1985 and has more than 27 years of financial industry experience. He has served on several boards over the years including the American Cancer Society, Independence Regional Health Center, Better Business Bureau of the Pikes Peak Region and the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation.



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