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KU Endowment Association

Lost And Found

May 26, 1953

The KU Endowment Association acquires Pioneer Cemetery, Lawrence’s first burial ground, after Chancellor Franklin Murphy and his daughters stumble upon the neglected site.

KU’s “Fairy Godmother”

September 14, 1926

Elizabeth M. Watkins begins building her philanthropic legacy to the University of Kansas with the opening of Watkins Scholarship Hall, named in honor of her late husband.