Kansas graduate leaves gift for nursing education

April 25, 2019 - 8:07 pm

A University of Kansas graduate has donated $4.2 million to fund education for the school's nursing students.

The KU Endowment on Thursday announced the gift from the estate of Margaret Ann Zimmerman, who received her nursing certificate from the university in 1947. The money will be used to create a scholarship in Zimmerman's name and to provide financial assistance to full-time doctoral and postdoctoral students.

The donation also will be used to recruit for the undergraduate nursing honors program and the school's Nursing Pathways program, which focuses on diversity.

Zimmerman spent her career as a nurse and retired as a child health nursing supervisor at the Montgomery County Health Department in Maryland.

She died in Silver Spring, Maryland, in 2017 at the age of 94.

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