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UCM Foundation

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


Meet Joy Mistele

Director of planned gifts 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 to endow new scholarship
  • $25 for Fund for Excellence
  • $50 to department scholarship
  • $25,000 for baseball scholarships
  • $25,000 for scholarships
  • $100,000 for wrestling
  • $250 for Fund for Excellence