MVC Receives One Million Dollar Grant from Sunderland Foundation

November 2, 2021
Missouri Valley College

Missouri Valley College President Dr. Bonnie Humphrey has announced that the Sunderland Foundation has approved the College’s grant request for one million dollars to support the construction of a new health professions building on the Missouri Valley campus.

“I am so pleased to be able to announce the Sunderland Foundation grant award,” said Humphrey. “We have been the recipient of Sunderland grants in the past, but never for an award as transformational to Missouri Valley College as this $1,000,000.  We will continue to put the funding pieces together for this building which we believe will be our legacy from the college to the community of Marshall.  Educating students in various health programs is necessary and meaningful for rural communities in today’s world.”

The plans include building a 17,000 square foot facility on the campus of Missouri Valley College.  The building is designed to be used for not only nursing classes, but to also be available for health-related programs that will be developed in the future. The College is so grateful to Fitzgibbon Hospital for providing the space that has housed the MVC School of Nursing for the last several years. The program has simply outgrown the space.

The Sunderland Foundation was established in 1945 by Lester T. Sunderland, who served as President of the Ash Grove Cement Company for 33 years as a highly respected leader in the cement industry.

Since its inception, the Foundation, which continues to be led by Lester T. Sunderland’s descendants, has focused on supporting construction projects, awarding grants to nonprofits in the Kansas City region and other markets traditionally served by the Ash Grove Cement Company.

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