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UCM Foundation

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


Meet MaryLee Guthrie

As director of prospect research and management, MaryLee Guthrie manages prospect research functions, prospect management functions and special projects.

MaryLee is a UCM alumnus with a bachelor's degree in business administration and management. She joined the UCM Foundation in 2011, having worked for the Boys & Girls Club of West Central Missouri in Sedalia. Her career also includes a variety of marketing and finance positions in the Sedalia and Shawnee Mission, Kan., areas. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Mid-America Chapter; the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement and Council for Advancement and Support of Education. She also currently serves as vice president and fundraising chair on the board of directors for Child Safe of Central Missouri.

In her hometown of La Monte, Mo., MaryLee is active in both the school board and the United Methodist Church. Her daughter, Sydney, is a graduate student at Oklahoma City University majoring in opera performance.

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