After 15 years, close to $5 million in philanthropic gifts, and 81 Creighton undergraduate and law students who have benefited from Muchemore academic scholarships, the partnership between Creighton University and the G. Robert Muchemore Foundation is still going strong. That partnership was celebrated at an annual luncheon April 3 at the Harper Center on the Creighton University campus.
“As a board member of the Muchemore Foundation I know the lifelong impact these scholarships can make. A Creighton education can open many doors. We are committed at the Foundation to doing all we can to assure that worthy students have an opportunity to benefit from a Creighton education,” said John L. Maginn, vice president, Muchemore Foundation board member.
The prestigious, competitive Muchemore Scholarship pays tribute to Bob and Bo Muchemore, an influential Omaha couple who believed in the power of a Catholic, Jesuit education and the importance of giving students from all walks of life the opportunity to attend college.
Bob Muchemore was a 1944 graduate of Creighton’s College of Business and a 1945 graduate of the School of Law. He had a long-term career at Mutual of Omaha and his wife, Bo, practiced nursing for many years. Bo’s education was underwritten by scholarships. Through their own experiences, the Muchemores came to believe in the role of philanthropy in the pursuit of educational dreams. The endowment they established continues the tradition of helping financially needy Nebraska students attend Creighton.
“I am extremely grateful for the vision and commitment of donors like the Muchemores who helped make my dream of earning a college degree become a reality,” said scholarship recipient Molly A. Misek, Omaha, a Creighton freshman. “It is wonderful that generous Creighton alumni continue to provide for future Creighton students.”