A retired professor of medicine at the Kansas University School of Medicine and his wife have given $25,000 to the KU Endowment Association.
Dr. and Mrs. Max S. Allen of Overland Park have established a charitable remainder unitrust with the KU Endowment Association. In addition to providing an income for the Allens, the trust fund will ultimately benefit the Distinguished Medical Teaching Fund for Clinical Education at the KU Medical Center.
A charitable remainder unitrust enables donors to make a gift to the Endowment Association and at the same time receive trust income for the rest of their lives. After their death, the trust may provide a life income for a beneficiary.
The DMT Fund for Excellence in Clinical Teaching provides support for professors of clinical medicine at the KU Medical Center. An earlier version of it was established in the 1960s and promoted excellence in the teaching of basic medical sciences.
Allen, a 1937 graduate of the KU School of Medicine, joined the Medical Center faculty in 1941. During his career, he won many teaching awards.
Besides his teaching honors, Allen received the university's Distinguished Service Citation and Mahlon H. Delp Award for Excellence in Medicine in 1981. He also served as governor of the Kansas chapter of the American College of Physicians for four years. The Allens belong to the KU Alumni Association and the Chancellors Club, KU's major-donor organization.
Raphie Allen graduated from the Ancker Hospital School of Nursing in St. Paul, Minn.
The gift has been included in Campaign Kansas, KU's fund drive.