Mizzou celebrates $1.5 million gift from legacy donor
COLUMBIA, Mo. – In 1839 three brothers from the Pace family—John, Richard and Lineal—chose to support efforts to bring the University of Missouri to Columbia. They made financial contributions despite the fact they had no connections to higher education. Today, 180 years later, MU officials celebrate a $1.5 million gift from alumnus Jim Pace, a direct-descendant of the Paces.
Pace, the now-retired owner and CEO of ROM Corporation, a manufacturing company, obtained his business degree from MU in 1965.