Honoree - Miller and Cummings


2020 Legacy Giving Partnership Award

Pamela Miller and Michael Cummings are a philanthropic power house. Pam is a retired philanthropy professional having previously worked for Children’s Mercy, PKD Foundation, William Jewel College, Rockhurst University, and the KU Endowment. Mike is a renowned architect specializing in movie theater design. Together with Aspyre Wealth Partners, Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Montemore and Country Club Trust Company, Pam and Mike have established a unique estate gift that will fund an endowed program at Children’s Mercy and several initiatives at the University of Kansas. The Pamela Miller and Michael Cummings Endowed Scholarship in Philanthropy at Children’s Mercy is a blend of annual giving and an estate gift that is ready to be used for Children’s Mercy staff to attend education seminars, conferences, etc. Additionally, the couple’s estate will establish the Michael A. Cummings Scholarship for students studying in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Kansas, as well as an unrestricted endowment to Reach Out and Read Kansas City, both through the Kansas University Endowment Association.