A gift of $10,000 from the estate of an Arizona woman has been donated to Kansas University, officials announced today.
The unrestricted bequest to the KU Endowment Association was given by the estate of Lois LaShelle McLeod of Tempe, Ariz.
The gift will be added to the Daniel Seward LaShelle Scholarship Fund, which was established in 1945 in honor of Lois McLeod's brother.
Daniel LaShelle graduated from KU with a bachelor's degree in 1941 and was a member of Sigma Chi social fraternity. He was killed on the island of Luzon during World War II.
The fund in his name now exceeds $25,000.
Lois McLeod established herself as an accompanist, teacher and performer of piano. She was instrumental in establishing degree programs in accompanying at the University of New Mexico, where she worked as professor of piano until 1976. She established the same programs for Arizona State University, where she taught from 1976 until her retirement in 1989. She died in 1993.