A Culture of Philanthropy

University President at service project

Rockhurst University is not your typical place of work. Our roles extend far beyond any title or job description.

Here, it’s about treating one another with immense respect. It’s about going the extra mile to help a fellow faculty or staff member in need. Staying late to help a student rushing to speak with you. Listening to an alumna who wants to share her story. And so much more.

Ours is a culture of Magis, which means we’re always striving to be more. Go above and beyond our traditional duties for the greater good. We give more of ourselves to enhance the lives of others and, in turn, bring purpose to our own lives. In short, it’s the Jesuit way of proceeding.

3 Ways You Can Make a Difference

  1. Apply to help lead students on a service-immersion trip.
  2. Give to RU through our annual Faculty and Staff Campaign.
  3. Volunteer to help at an upcoming event.

Want to learn more? Contact Gina Speese, '83, assistant director of annual giving, at 816-501-4731 or gina.speese@rockhurst.edu. If you have questions about service-immersion trips, contact Bill Kriege, associate director of campus ministry, at 816-501-4855 or bill.kriege@rockhurst.edu

Your Culture of Philanthropy Committee

The following individuals have taken the lead to help us reach our overall faculty and staff giving goal: 

Celia Fox
Sara Hale
April Jardes
Mark Johnson
Tierra Johnson, '06
Cheryl Mingrone
Charles Moran
Riley O’Dell, ’12
Robert Powers
Melody Scheiner
Jamison Shipman
Geoff Smith
Gina Speese, '83