Dr. Mary C. Colglazier of Lee's Summit, Mo., has donated $900,000 for music and medical research to Kansas University.
The gift has established the Mary C. Colglazier Medical Research Fund and the Mary C. Colglazier String Program Fund at the KU Endowment Association. The gift is being developed through a charitable remainder unitrust, which will provide a life income for Colglazier and a beneficiary before it passes to the Endowment Association.
Income from the Mary C. Colglazier Medical Research Fund will support research in molecular medicine and genetics related to treatment of a number of disorders, including autoimmune diseases, diseases of the endocrine system and cardiovascular diseases.
Income from the Mary C. Colglazier String Program Fund will be used to provide scholarships for students studying stringed instruments or to promote the study of chamber music at KU.
Mary Colglazier was born in Kansas City, Mo. She earned a bachelor's degree in bacteriology from KU in 1942, a master's degree in bacteriology in 1944 and a medical degree in 1945. She completed her residency in internal medicine at KU in 1949. While a student at KU, she played the violin in the KU Symphony Orchestra.
Colglazier had a solo practice in internal medicine in Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Mo., from the early 1950s until she retired in 1991.
A violinist, Colglazier is a charter member of the Medical Arts Symphony at the KU Medical Center.
Colglazier is a member of the School of Fine Arts advisory board and the Chancellors Club.