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May 16, 2013Maryville, MO | By: Coffey
A 1975 graduate of Northwest Missouri State University is giving a substantial deferred estate gift to the University to benefit art students.
Richard Allman's gift's current value is more than 500 thousand dollars and will establish the Richard Allman and Margaret Peterson Three-Dimensional Art Fund through the Northwest Foundation. A portion of Allman's gift benefits selected full-time students earning a three-point-oh grad-point average who have declared a bachelor of fine arts major with an emphasis in sculpture or ceramics. The remainder of the estate gift will be used to benefit Northwest ceramic and sculpture programs. Allman who now resides in Peculiar, Missouri is a retired instructor who has taught at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg as well as elementary and middle school art in the Kansas City School District from 1993 until his retirement in 2011 to support his wife during her battle with cancer. Allman decided how his gift could be used after a visit to Northwest and was impressed by the new Fire Arts Building and the changes on campus since his graduation in 1975.